This is a snapshot of a display window at a Chinese pharmacy (or “chemists,” as they say in London) in the heart of Chinatown in New York. Limited retail space and maximized efficiencies, as well as a distinct sense of Confucian-like order, puts most of the medicinal stock of this store in full view of customers and passersby, advertising the variety and multitude of products available. Note the Japanese “lucky” cat statuette tucked between items in the lower left of the window. On the right, a potential customer edges into frame while studying a product’s details.

Ivan Corsa Photo