'Why don't you photograph graffiti?' Martha Cooper * 'If art like this is a crime, let God forgive me.' Henry Chalfant * SUBWAY ART * 'We may have lost the trains...' Martha Cooper * '... but we've gained the whole world.' Henry Chalfant
'Many of the images are today iconic masterpieces ... one of the most influential art books of its time' Eye Magazine
Martha Cooper has contributed the photographs for over twenty books and is Director of Photography at City Lore, the New York Center for Urban Folk Culture. Henry Chalfant is an American photographer and videographer well known for his work on hip hop culture. He is the author of Spraycan Art, and his world-renowned documentation of the artists of the New York subway was memorialized in the most successful book on graffiti ever published, Subway Art, published by Thames & Hudson.
'The ultimate book for fans of graffiti ... captures 1980s-cool' - City Magazine