Martha: A Picture Story

82 min Feature Documentary


Director: Selina Miles
Producer: Daniel Joyce
Co-Producer: Bethany Bruce
Production Co: Projector Films
DOP: Selina Miles, Marcus Autelli
Additional Cinematography: Michael Latham
Post Production: ZIGZAG Post

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.

The documentary contains a blend of interviews as well as archival and contemporary footage showing Cooper accompanying urban graffiti crews.

Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2019 and winner of the Sydney Film Festival 2019 Audience Award. Post Production by ZIGZAG Post, Sydney. Graded by Angela Cerasi. Peachy also colour graded all the social marketing videos to celebrate the film’s release.