Photographer Spotlights Consumer Culture

05.26.09 Will Sherman

Focusing on America’s consumer culture since after 9/11 when shopping was deemed patriotic, photographer Brian Ulrich shoots images of stores and shoppers in disparate states of glory and decay. On Thursday, Ulrich opens “Thrift and Dark Stores,” an exhibition of CopiaJulie Saul Gallery in Chelsea. The show opens from 6 to 8 PM and is on view through July 3 at 535 West 22nd Street. Click the images above for a selection from the photographer’s Thrift and Dark Stores series.