Martha Cooper: Street Shots 1970 – 2019

Exhibition and Shows

14 Dec 2019 to 11 Jan 2020

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 NYC’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.

Street Shots 1970 – 2019 is proudly presented by the upcoming feature documentary Martha: A Picture Story about Martha’s remarkable life’s journey and surprising rise to prominence. In cinemas 28 November 2019.


Free Entry

Event Times

14 Dec 2019 to 11 Jan 2020

Once Only Event


LCI Melbourne

150 Oxford Street, Collingwood, 3066

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