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Martha Cooper (New York City)

MARTHA COOPER is an American photojournalist born in the 1940s in Baltimore, Maryland where she picked up photography at the age of three. She is perhaps best known for documenting the New York graffiti scene of the 1970s and ’80s. Her most known personal work began while working at the New York Post. In the 1980s she put together a book of photos illustrating the Graffiti subculture called Subway Art. She has degrees in art and anthropology.