Martha Cooper's Remembering 9/11 Showcases the Murals and Memorials that Emerged in the Aftermath
Martha Cooper is the doyen of graffiti photography. With an ethnographic background from Oxford University, when she immersed herself in the world of graffiti she was more interested in capturing the culture, the characters, and the activity rather than just documenting the works that were being created.
In her latest book, Remembering 9/11, she compiled a collection of photographs of the murals and memorials that cropped up after the attacks on the World Trade Center.
“In the days following the attack on the towers, I ran around photographing the spontaneous memorials. Because I’ve always been interested in creative expressions in everyday life, I found a lot to take pictures of. Shocked as they were by the events, New Yorkers rose to the occasion and their carefully crafted offerings and eloquent words given freely in public spaces lifted our spirits.”
Remembering 9/11 by Martha Cooper is published by Mark Batty Publisher and on shelves now.