SPOTLIGHT ON INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN & THEIR ART
In 1970s New York, Martha Cooper captured the birth of the global graffiti art movement. Decades later, she is celebrated as an icon, and at 75 years of age she continues to document not only the dynamic street art and graffiti movement but has also produced decades of photographs that capture the humanity and joy of people living on the fringes of society, within subcultures that, if not for Martha, would remain unseen.
“The time has come to address the fact that senior women remain a gravely underrepresented demographic in media. Martha: A Picture Story is an affirming and inspiring story of a trailblazing woman still very much in her prime at the age of 75.” – Filmmaker Selina Miles
Selina Miles | Documentary, Biography | 82 mins | Australia | $8
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“Directed with infectious zeal, it’s a photographer bio-doc that always feels to be in motion, especially given its excellent editing, fascinating subject, and narrative ambition.” – Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com
“Martha: A Picture Story presents a multifaceted view of a woman who moves at the edges of society to find the beauty of humanity, in their art and in their daily lives.” –Lauren Humphries-Brooks, Citizen Dame
“A joyous look at a career devoted to witnessing everyday life.” – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
“What makes Martha work so well is that it paints a multi-layered and intimate portrait of an inspiring and unique veteran woman artist who has spent her career taking risks and winning respect in a work scene dominated by males.” – Lynden Barber, Limelight