Martha Cooper reflects on a life spent shooting subculture

Martha Cooper talks carving out space, staying inspired and why, in a career spanning six decades, she’s never been one for rules.

In a career spanning six decades, the Baltimore-born photographer has been documenting creativity that falls outside of the mainstream. To mark a new respective of her work, she talks carving out space, staying inspired and why she’s never been one for rules.

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Why is it that some photographers take to the studio, while others take to the street? Is street photography photojournalism, art — or both? These are some of the questions raised by Everybody Street, a new documentary chronicling the life and work of 13 of New York’s most renowned street photographers, including Joel Meyerowitz, Bruce Gilden, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliot Erwitt, Jeff Mermelstein, Boogie and Martha Cooper