© Mel Rosenthal
Id no. 2006.P.158, Photograph
This photograph shows the front counter of the M & I International Foods store in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. The store is owned by Sofia Vinokurov, originally from Odessa, Ukraine, and is a popular Russian store known for its homemade pickles.
Mel Rosenthal was born and raised in the South Bronx in the 1940s and 1950s. He graduated from City College and received a Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut. The subjects of his photography include the South Bronx, Nicaragua, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, and refugees in New York City.