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Martha Cooper - Taking Pictures

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230 pages
Text(s) by Jan Sauerwald, Carlo McCormick, Steven P. Harrington, Jaime Rojo, Susan Welchman, Sean Corcoran, Akim Walta, Nika Kramer and Christian Omodeo
Photos by Martha Cooper
24.4 x 24.4 cm
Language: English, German
Publisher: Urban Nation and Brooklyn Street Art

Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures is the catalog of the exhibition showing photo spreads of Martha’s documentation over 6 decades. It includes essays written by art critic, curator and author Carlo McCormick, UN Executive Director Jan Sauerwald, author and photographer Nika Kramer, author, curator, and Hip Hop historian Akim Walta, National Geographic chief photo editor Susan Welchman, curator of prints and photographs at the Museum of the City of New York Sean Corcoran, and the curators of this exhibition Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington.

The hefty hardcover, a richly illustrated and modernly designed book, is timed for release simultaneously with the exhibition opening this Friday, October 2. In addition to the essays, we have 40 quotes about Martha from her peers, artists, authorities in photography, folklore, graffiti, and Hip Hop, along with long-time friends and her family. The cover of the book features a photograph rarely seen of graffiti writer Skeme train surfing in NYC taken by Martha in 1982. The introductory texts to each of the 10 sections are written by author and curator Christian Omodeo.