In the late 1970s, Martha Cooper began documenting graffiti and hip hop, phenomenons not previously known by that name. While in 1977 she became the first female photographer to work for the New York Post, she developed a sense for this important moment in cultural history. Forty years later, it is evident that she succeeded in capturing the spirit of the times in her photographs in an impressive manner while setting a monument to the Urban Art movement.
„Historic preservation is my thing […] I’m always looking to take a picture that will be of interest in the future—a photograph that will become representative of its time.“ – Martha Cooper
Museum for Urban Contemporary Art.
Museum Opening Hours:
Tue: 10:00 – 18:00
Wed: 10:00 – 18:00
Thu: 12:00 – 20:00
Fri: 12:00 – 20:00
Sat: 12:00 – 20:00
Sun: 12:00 – 20:00
Bülowstraße 7, 10783 Berlin, Germany