Photographer of New York’s 70s and 80s graffiti scene comes to Bucharest

Martha Cooper, the American photojournalist credited with bringing New York’s 70s and 80s graffiti scene to global visibility, will be in Bucharest for the community street art event Zilele Uriaşi de Pantelimon. The event takes place between October 13 and October 15 at Make a Point.

Cooper worked as a staff photographer for the New York Post during the 1970. She started taking photographs of the graffiti in the city on her way to work. Her book, Subway Art, was dubbed the bible of graffiti.

An exhibition of her work can be seen on October 14 and October 15, from 10:00 to 22:00 at Make a Point (1 Morarilor Road). The photographer will also sit for a discussion with the public on October 15, starting 19:00, also at Make a Point.

Other international artists coming at the event are Moose (UK), the inventor of reverse graffiti; Ella & Pitr (France), the authors of the world’s largest mural; Victor Ash (Denmark), the creator of the world’s largest stencil; Biancoshock (Italy), who has worked in Romania before; and Nada Krstajić (Serbia). They will be joined by Romanian artists Tom (Sorina Tomuleţiu), Robert Obert, Nomado, and Cristiana Comănici.

The public can attend a calligraphy workshop, delivered by Carmen Nistor (Germany), see photo exhibitions, film screenings or contemporary dance performances.

Zilele Uriaşi de Pantelimon will also present the largest rooftop paining exhibition in South East Europe, the organizers said.

Entrance to the event is free. Further details on the program here.

(Photo source: Mikael ‘Mika’ Väisänen/ Wikipedia)

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