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 three trips to Wall\Therapy, Rochester's renowned street art festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Tickets at the door only. 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.
Martha Cooper: Art and Everyday Life
This video from October 27, 2022 features the artist speaking about her work in the Eastman Museum's Dryden Theatre.