Martha Cooper

Cindy Seip

Martha Cooper is a Manhattan-based documentary photographer who has specialized in shooting urban vernacular art and architecture for over forty years. Her books include Subway Art, a collaboration with Henry Chalfant; New York State of Mind; Tag Town; Tokyo Tattoo 1970 and Remembering 9/11. In 2009, Martha began photographing the Wynwood Walls while the first murals were being painted, and she has continued to document them every year since. Walls of Change: The Story of Wynwood Walls, by  Cooper and Hal Rubenstein, is a rediscovery of a decade of art, inspiration and innovation with Wynwood’s most exemplary murals, featuring never-before-seen photography of the Walls’ development and special commentary from street art’s most iconic figures including Shepard Fairey, Maya Hayuk, Kenny Scharf, and Ron English, among others.