Kurt’s Camera Corral Shuttered after More Than Six Decades

Kurt’s Camera Corral Shuttered after More Than Six Decades


Albuquerque, NM—Kurt’s Camera Corral, a family-owned photographic supply and service business, will close on December 31, 2015 after serving Albuquerque’s photographic needs for 65 years, announced president and CEO Jim Kubié.

Customers—both new and old—are invited to the store to say goodbye and shop an everything-must-go sale until the end of the year at the main location, 3417 E. Central Ave. NE.

“On behalf of our family, I’d like to sincerely thank the people of New Mexico for the great relationships, friendships and memories that have allowed us to thrive for more than six decades,” said Kubié. “It’s been a tremendous privilege to provide good jobs for our employees, give back to the community and help our customers preserve their memories in pictures.”

Founded in 1950 by Kubié’s father, Kurt, who immigrated to the U.S. from Austria in 1939 to escape Nazi occupation, Kurt’s Camera Corral became a fixture in Albuquerque and a cornerstone of the Nob Hill Business Center on Central Ave. Kubié, who worked in the store in various capacities since age five, including as executive vice president, purchased the business from his father in 1982 and continued its growth throughout Albuquerque. In addition to its original and current location on Central Ave., Kurt’s Camera Corral had as many as three stores in Albuquerque at different times in its history.

Throughout the majority of its 65 years, Kurt’s Camera Corral was devoted to the art of print photography and sold a variety of products and services needed to capture, preserve and share images, including cameras, photo processing, darkroom equipment and supplies, photo albums, photo mounting supplies and slide projectors.

With the advent of digital technology, Kurt’s Camera Corral adapted by selling the latest equipment but continued to service the needs of artists, hobbyists and photography purists. kurtscameracorral.com