Martha: A Picture Story

Selina Miles writes and directs this inspirational and insightful tale of photography great; Martha Cooper.

Martha Cooper likes to take pictures of what she sees. Contriving images for glossy mags, even when that mag happens to be National Geographic, has never been her bag. She’s a street photographer, she shoots what she sees. She just happens to see more than the average punter. In the 1970s she was one of the few photographers to see one of the most ubiquitous public art movements in New York history - graffiti.

Maligned by the powers that be as rampant vandalism and a symptom of a crime-soaked city, Martha saw past the criminality and saw expression, colour, identity: art.