Industry Updates


Photography Retailers Find Optimism in a Challenging Market

June 12, 2017

By Conor Risch

© Lara Swimmer

The new Glazer’s Camera store in Seattle’s rapidly redeveloping South Lake Union neighborhood. Sales are up since the new store opened in summer 2016, according to third-generation co-owner Rebecca Kaplan.

Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood is the last place many might look for a brick-and-mortar photography retailer. The offices of Amazon and other tech companies dominate the area, and new high-rises are going up anywhere developers can find a sliver of land or an old building to tear down. Yet there amid the glassed-in towers sits Glazer’s, the 80-year-old, family-owned...

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