Thursday 9 June
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FILM SCREENING: MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY
82 min | USA 2019 | All Ages | Documentary
Directed by Selina Miles
POST FILM Q+A WITH MARTHA COOPER
Hosted by Evan Pricco of Juxtapoz Magazine
In 1970s New York, photographer Martha Cooper captured some of the first images of graffiti at a time when the city had declared war against it. Three decades after publishing her book, Subway Art, photographer Martha Cooper, aged 75, discovers she’s become an unexpected icon of one of the biggest art movements in history.
Cooper is a multifaceted creative who at 75 still trespasses into Berlin’s U-Bahn to shoot an illegal graffiti art action. The film is a kaleidoscopic record of her kinetic output. Although adored by countless fans for her graffiti books that include American b-boys and younger European taggers, Martha: A Picture Story also functions as testament to a woman artist who broke new pictorial ground highlighting a grassroots art movement that was later embraced by mainstream culture, while remaining steadfast to be recognized as more than just a graffiti photographer.
Join Nuart in conversation with Martha Cooper, her cousin and lifelong friend Sally Levin, and Juxtapoz Editor-in-Chief Evan Pricco for a post film talk and Q&A.