Posts Tagged ‘Subliminal Projects Gallery’

After a failed attempt or two, I finally made it to the Street Shots exhibit at the Subliminal Projects Gallery. The best part is that I’m reading The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem right now, and I can’t shut up about it, it’s so good. So far it’s all been about growing up in Brooklyn in the late 70’s and 80’s, which made many of Cooper’s shots particularly vivid.

Crazylegs, Martha Stewart 1983

Martha Cooper

Also, I’m finishing up a unit on the Harlem Renaissance at work, and stumbled upon this awesome site, which turned out to be full of Martha Cooper’s images of kids at play around the world. There are some beautiful photos taken in Haiti, which oddly enough is the one place I find myself most drawn to read about/pray for/send dollars to. Nice how everything connects sometimes.

Girl Jumping Rope, 1979. Martha Cooper


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