Timeline

1959–1963
Grinnell College, B.A., Grinnell, Iowa
1963–1965
Peace Corps Volunteer, Thailand, English teacher
1965–1966
Oxford University, England, Graduate Diploma in Ethnology
1967–1968
Curatorial Assistant in Anthropology, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1977–1980
Staff Photographer, New York Post, New York, NY
1980–2010
Freelance photographer shooting for many magazines including National Geographic and Vibe.

Exhibitions

2010
Graffiti NYC: Artists of the Third Rail, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY
Shadow Space,Aiko, Martha Cooper, Gillian Goldstein, Motel7, Koralie, Mickey, Jules Muck, Klor, Queen Andrea, Indie184 and Sherm, Los Angeles, CA
Subway Art, Martha Cooper, Blade and Henry Chalfant, Galerie Bailly Contemporain & Taxie Gallery, Paris, France
2009
Whole In The Wall: 1970 – Now, Hellenbeck Gallery, New York, NY
Martha Cooper, Street Shots, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant and Blade, Black Rat Gallery, London, UK
2008
Gallery Studio Apart: 1958-2008: a fifty-year retrospective, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2002
Missing: Streetscape of a City in Mourning- NY Historical Society, New York, NY

Literature

2010
Name Tagging, Martha Cooper
2009
Subway Art: 25th Anniversary Edition by Martha Cooper & Henry Chalfant, Thames and Hudson.
2009
Going Postal, Martha Cooper, Mark Batty Publisher
2007
Tag Town: The Evolution of New York Graffiti, Martha Cooper and Tobias Barenthin Lindblad
2007
New York State of Mind, Martha Cooper, Powerhouse
2006
Street Play, Martha Cooper, Powerhouse and MZEE
2005
We B*Girlz, Martha Cooper,Nika Kramer, Rokafella, Powerhouse
2004
Hip Hop Files: Photographs, 1979-1984, Martha Cooper.
2002
R.I.P: Memorial Wall Art (Street Graphics / Street Art) Martha Cooper & Joseph Sciorra, Thames and Hudson, New York, NY
1984
Subway Art (Martha Cooper & Henry Chalfant).
She lives in Manhattan where she is the Director of Photography at City Lore, the New York Center for Urban Folk Culture.
http://www.12ozprophet.com/index.php/martha_cooper/