Photographer Martha Cooper is best known for documenting the New York City graffiti scene during its heyday in the 1970s. After graduating from college at 19 with an art degree, the Baltimore native served in the Peace Corps, studied ethnology at Oxford, and worked as a staff photographer for the New York Post. A new exhibit at LA’s Carmichael Gallery, Martha Cooper: Remix features images by the legendary photographer, as well as tributes by the likes of Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey, Lady Pink, and dozens of others. Click through below to see works by contemporary street artists alongside Cooper’s inspiring original photographs.
Martha Cooper, Lady Pink in Yards (1982) and Lady Pink, Martha-Pink Remix (2011), courtesy Carmichael Gallery