Analysis Of A Photo-Journalist: Martha Cooper

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Martha Cooper Martha Cooper is a Photo-Journalist from Baltimore, Maryland. She is most famous for the documentation of the New York, Hip-Hop/Graffiti movement. This particular photo is untitled; it depicts two girls playing, adjacent to a wall covered with numerous graffiti tags. The photo was taken in the 1970’s, in a time where Hip-Hop was not only a form of music but had become a culture. I choose this especially because it brilliantly captures the innocence of the two girls, this is then juxtaposed with the crude graffitied background. The choice of using black/white film also takes away the two girls racial differences, this is unusual as at the time as most images of the Hip-Hop culture mainly feature African-American people. I’m

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