Martha Cooper – The Hip-Hop Files

This Current TV clip by Thomas Green is a year old, but it showed up on TV a few minutes ago and I thought it was worth posting for those who haven’t seen it. From Current.com:

“Martha Cooper was a photo-journalist living in New York City when she first began documenting the origins of B-boy (short for break-boys) and hip hop culture. While other New Yorkers at the time saw this movement as a trite, uninspired or even offensive fad, Martha found a new form of expressing art. Through her camera lens we recount the infancy of hip-hop culture, from the alleys and subways of New York to the masses beyond the boroughs.”

Martha Cooper
Hip Hop Files: Photographs, 1979-1984 @ Amazon.com
Current TV

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