Luna Leederville is thrilled to welcome trailblazing and revered street artist icon Marther Cooper live in cinema for a very special Q&A session after the 7.15pm screening of MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY on 17 December.
Australian filmmaker Selina Miles’s illuminating look at a remarkable figure: intrepid American photojournalist Martha Cooper, known for her trailblazing documentation of street art and graffiti culture.
With disarming curiosity and a razor-sharp eye, Cooper became a champion of the underground. As a lone female intern at National Geographic, a staff photographer at the New York Post in the 1970s and her freelance work, she captured renegade street art, Japanese tattoos and American gentrification. The New York Times dubbed her 1984 Subway Art book the ‘graffiti bible’.
While Miles follows Cooper, rocketing through Berlin, New York and Baltimore, her adventures come to life with rich archival footage, tales from subjects and peers, and the electrifying photos themselves. This dynamic and exhilarating film uncovers a character as colourful as her extraordinary work.
“Eighty of the happiest minutes documentary-lovers are likely to spend in a theatre this year.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Martha Cooper Street Shots 1970- 2019 Exhibition
14th December 2019 – 11th February 2020, Wed-Sat, 11am – 3pm
Perth Centre for Photography @ Kings Street Art Centre, 357 Murray St Perth WA. FREE EVENT
Presented by Perth Centre for Photography in collaboration with exhibition partner Montana Colours. Official exhibition launch: Friday 13th Dec, 6pm – 9pm.
Introduction by special guest Martha Cooper: Tuesday 17th Dec, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, followed by Q&A screening of Martha: A Picture Story at Luna Leederville cinema @ 7.15pm
www.marthathemovie.com | www.pcp.org.au | www.montancolours.com