With a background in ethnology and photojournalism and a long career behind the lens, American photographer Martha Cooper (1943) is cherished as the doyen of graffiti photographers, after documenting the golden years of the New York subway scene from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. In 1984, together with fellow photographer Henry Chalfant, she published the book “Subway Art”, held today as the bible of New York-style graffiti and largely responsible for popularising the art form around the globe. Her work has also focused on many other subjects in connection with street culture and anthropology, while continuing to document the graffiti and street art scenes around the world.