The Resource Martha : a picture story, a documentary by Selina Miles

Martha : a picture story, a documentary by Selina Miles

Label
Martha : a picture story
Title
Martha
Title remainder
a picture story
Statement of responsibility
a documentary by Selina Miles
Contributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Martha Cooper is an unexpected icon of the street art movement - a tiny, grey-haired figure running alongside crews of masked graffiti artists. In the 1970's, as the boroughs of New York City burned, she worked as a photographer for the New York Post, seeking images of creativity and play where others saw crime and poverty. As a result, she captured some of the first images of New York graffiti, at a time when the city had declared war on this new culture. Martha and her co-author Henry Chalfant compiled these images into the book Subway Art. However, the commercial failure of the book forced Martha to leave graffiti behind, moving on to document many other hidden cultures of New York. 20 years later Martha discovers she has become a legend of the graffiti world - a culture that has now exploded into a global movement. Subway Art became one of the most sold - and stolen - art books of all time, photocopied and shared by graffiti artists for decades. At 75 years of age, Martha finds herself navigating a culture vastly changed. The small community born from struggle and adversity, has grown into a commercial industry fuelled by the rise of social media. Now every new piece of street art is immediately uploaded, and crowds line up for selfies in front of popular works. Martha struggles to find her place in this new world, driven by a passion for capturing the creativity that helps people rise above their environment
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Rated: M
Language note
In English. No subtitles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Joyce, Daniel
Runtime
82
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooper, Martha
  • Street photography
  • Photography
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Martha : a picture story, a documentary by Selina Miles
Instantiates
Distribution
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Umbrella Entertainment: DAVID4116
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251455986
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD-video (approximately 82 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9344256020056
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
DAVID4116
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD video, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, PAL, region 4, wide screen 16:9, 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Martha : a picture story, a documentary by Selina Miles
Distribution
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Umbrella Entertainment: DAVID4116
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251455986
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD-video (approximately 82 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9344256020056
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
DAVID4116
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD video, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, PAL, region 4, wide screen 16:9, 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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