This site is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the life and artistry of Murray Korman, photographer. His meteoric rise to fame and fortune was equaled only by his rapid fall into relative obscurity. A budding artist in the early years of the 20th century, by the 1930s Murray turned to the camera as his primary tool for artistic expression. Through talent and determination, Murray eventually owned two of the most prosperous studios in New York City and was labeled by the New Yorker Magazine as “The One Big Name.” But poor business management combined with competition and the shifting sands of the New York fashion scene sent Murray’s career into a tail spin. After a brief attempt to jump-start his photography business in California, he returned to New York City where he died in 1961, poor and alone, his massive portfolio scattered and virtually forgotten.