While working on the staff of the New York Post, Martha Cooper had a chance meeting with a subway graffiti writer and began to document what at the time was an underground activity. Graffiti art and is considered the most widespread art movement in history. Cooper travels worldwide to document both legal and illegal urban art and will share work from these adventures, including two trips to Wall\Therapy, Rochester's renowned street art festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Book signing to follow.
About Wish You Were Here
For more than 20 years, this popular photography lecture series has brought artists and photojournalists to Rochester to share their stories and photographs. Generously supported by Thomas N. Tischer, PhD.
Upcoming Events in this Series
Wish You Were Here Anastasia Samoylova and curator Jamie Allen for a conversation about Samoylova's body of work FloodZone, which is a poetic observation of everyday life in a community impacted by rising waters and recent hurricanes.
Wish You Were Here Martha Cooper travels worldwide to document urban art and will share work from these adventures, including two trips to Wall\Therapy, Rochester's renowned street art festival.
Wish You Were Here Ed Kashi’s most recent monograph features photographs made over a 40-year period, providing a window into his unique voice and craft and presenting glimpses of ordinary life, as well as extraordinary events, struggles, and triumphs.