Martha: A Picture Story


Projector Films

Umbrella Entertainment

Producer: Daniel Joyce

Director: Selina Miles

In 1970s New York, photographer Martha Cooper captured some of the first vivid images of graffiti appearing on the city’s subway carriages. Decades later, Martha realises she’s become an unexpected icon of the street art world – her visionary photography having inspired the spread of graffiti around the globe. Now, at age 75, Martha must navigate her way through this vastly changed culture.


Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2019 and winner of the Sydney Film Festival 2019 Audience Award.  Post Production by ZIGZAG Post, Sydney.