Got a Girl Crush On: Martha Cooper
Martha Cooper is an American photojournalist born in the 1940s in Baltimore, Maryland. She worked as a staff photographer for the New York Post during the 1970s and she is most importantly known for documenting the New York graffiti hip-hop scene in the 1970s and ’80s. Her most known work began while working at the New York Post. On a return home from work she began taking photos of children in her New York city neighborhood. As the story goes, One day she met a young kid who helped expose her to some of the graffiti around the neighborhood. He then helped to explain to Martha that Graffiti is an art form and that each artist was actually writing his/her nickname and then proceeded to tell her about a local “Graffiti King” and asked if she would like to meet him. pretty much after meeting DONDI the “graffiti king” everything else fell into motion, fast forward years later and Martha Cooper has become one the Graffiti cultures most important and respected Icons and Photographers
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Hi there. Meg here.
"We spent 3 hours in a retired teacher named Kate’s home cleaning out sea silt and removing everything below the water line in her home which was over 2 feet!”
Both of some of my favorite summer spots Rockaway Beach and Coney Island, have lost their boardwalks completely. Those beach communities are also without electricity and heat (and last night it was in the 30s). Staten Island was hit the worst (being dubbed “the lower 9th ward” after Hurricane Katrina’s most blighted part of New Orleans). A lot of elderly residents are trapped in high rises without power. The devastation is unreal. Who knows how long the city will take to recover from this, but it’s a resilient city and undoubtedly we will move forward as everyone is doing what they can to help.