World photographer Martha Cooper exhibit at Fullersta Gård

By on March 11, 2017

The exhibition City Play (March 18-July 2) presents a more than sixty images of Martha Cooper’s time as a photographer at the New York Post, taken years 1977-1980. She participates herself in the opening ceremony and the press conferences.

New York was in economic recession and she used to stop in Alphabet City on the Lower East Side, just in vicinity of the editorial board. The district was difficult downturn, between the remaining apartment houses children played on demolition sites and in scrapped cars. Martha became acquainted with the children and had access to their fantasy world.

– I’m interested me for what children did when they were alone when their parents are not watching. They played seemingly unconcerned alone on the street in a way that could be perceived as strange today, says Martha Cooper.

The pictures was first noticed much later and 25 years after they been taken the books New York State of Mind and Street Play given out. Today considered the artwork as a unique historical document. In connection with the opening March 18 Martha Cooper holds a conversation with Tobias Barenthin Lindblad, where she talks about the exhibition and its work. On Tuesday, is held then a more comprehensive talks between them in Vårby library, when also Susan Welchman participate, who was editor of the New York Post at the time.

Vernissage: Saturday 18 March at 12:00 to 16:00. The exhibition will be inaugurated at 14.00, then Martha Cooper holds a conversation with Tobias Barenthin Lindblad and talks about the exhibition and its work.

Artist talk with Martha Cooper, Tobias Barenthin Lindblad and Susan Welchman: Tuesday, March 21 at 18:00 to 19:00 on Vårby library (Vårby allé 26).

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