DVD

Martha: A Picture Story

Model: DAVID4116

SKU: 378590 Product ID: 269799

Format ‐ DVD

Genre ‐ Documentary

Rating ‐ M

Consumer Advice ‐ M Offensive language

Release Date ‐ 18/03/20

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Description

    Martha Cooper is an unexpected icon of the street art movement - a tiny, grey-haired figure running alongside crews of masked graffiti artists.

    In the 1970’s, as the boroughs of New York City burned, she worked as a photographer for the New York Post, seeking images of creativity and play where others saw crime and poverty. As a result, she captured some of the first images of New York graffiti, at a time when the city had declared war on this new culture. Martha and her co-author Henry Chalfant compiled these images into the book Subway Art. However, the commercial failure of the book forced Martha to leave graffiti behind, moving on to document many other hidden cultures of New York.

    20 years later Martha discovers she has become a legend of the graffiti world - a culture that has now exploded into a global movement. Subway Art became one of the most sold - and stolen - art books of all time, photocopied and shared by graffiti artists for decades.

Details

    Director - Selina Miles

    Film Genre - Documentary

    Label - Umbrella Entertainment

    Running Time - 82

    Aspect ratio - 1.78:1

    Region Coding - 4

    Rating - M

    Consumer Advice - M Offensive language

    Year of Release - 2019

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD

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