December 14, 2019 to February 28, 2020 – 10 a.m. 05 a.m.

Martha Cooper Exhibition

In the late 1970s and early '80s as New York City was in the throes of economic collapse, Martha Cooper was one of a handful of photographers to capture the colourful graffiti appearing on the city’s subways.
Date
December 14, 2019 to February 28, 2020 – 10 a.m. 05 a.m.
Location

LCI Melbourne, 150 Oxford Street, Collingwood 3066

Price
Free
Contact

For school group tours please contact Monica Yu

For Gallery info please contact Michael Peck

In the late 1970s and early '80s as New York City was in the throes of economic collapse, Martha Cooper was one of a handful of photographers to capture the colourful graffiti appearing on the city’s subways. 

Decades later her book Subway Art, a collaboration with Henry Chalfant, became the ‘bible’ of graffiti and a catalyst for the spread of urban art globally. Martha's extensive body of work before and after New York City's graffiti explosion highlights many forms of street creativity that are often overlooked by a passers-by. 

"Street Shots 1970 - 2019" features photos taken over four decades in such diverse places as New York, Japan, Haiti, Baltimore, Berlin, Japan and Sao Paulo, and includes Martha’s personal mementos and collections. 

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the upcoming feature documentary Martha: A Picture Story about Martha’s remarkable life journey and surprising rise to prominence. In cinemas 28th November 2019.
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