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April 25, 2014 Bucky Turco

“I think people world rather see this,” ELLE tells ANIMAL, as she swaps a bus shelter ad with a monochrome self-portrait, swiftly and cheerfully. Just like that, she’s done and we head over to Brooklyn’s MECKA Gallery to meet the legendary street photographer Martha Cooper. Their collaborative art show “Unextinguished” opens this Saturday. For the show, ELLE […]

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July 23, 2013 Andy Cush

Before there was Humans of New York, before there was The Sartorialist, there were these guys: OG photographers like Ricky Powell, Martha Cooper, Jamel Shabazz, and Jamel Freedman, who captured the raw, beating heart of New York in decades past through its artists, graffiti writers, junkies, and street people. Everybody Street, a new documentary featuring the […]

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March 9, 2013 Marina Galperina

Today is Martha Cooper’s birthday. In tribute to the stalwart graffiti photographer, LADY PINK, HOW, NOSM, FREE5, TERROR161, CRASH, DAZE, BIO, FREEDOM and other graffiti writers are currently working on this mural, to be finished later today. The mural was a surprise. They told Martha to come by 12 and there it was. “It’s more […]

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