Thursday Cinema "At Home"
Martha: A Picture Story


October 29 – November 1, 2020

Martha Martha Cooper In Alphabet City 1970s 1 Photo By Dan Brinzac 1 <i>Martha: A Picture Story</i> [Martha: Bir Fotoğraf Öyküsü] (2019) filminden bir kare ©Projector Films
Still from Martha: A Picture Story (2019) ©Projector Films

You can watch online from October 29, 19.00 at

Martha: A Picture Story, 2019
Director: Selina Miles
82 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

Celebrated photographer Martha “Marty” Cooper’s vivid images of graffiti works in 1970s New York contributed street art to turn into a global phenomenon. Australian director Selina Miles’ debut documentary chronicles the birth of this movement that began in after-hours train yards. Known as the first female photography intern at National Geographic, and the first female staff photographer for the New York Post, Cooper has captured a clandestine street culture in the past half-century, and unexpectedly has become one of the iconic names and inspirational figures in the street art world.

The first film that focuses on Cooper’s life and career, Martha: A Picture Story brings insight into her influence in a controversial art form with her pioneering photographs and publications, while shedding light on her personal struggles and adventures. Featuring some of the graffiti and street artists, the film also explores the heavily commercialized street art movement’s increasing popularity, identity crisis, and changing landscape.

“At Home” films will be streamed at between September 24 and November 29, and will only be accessible to online audiences in Turkey. Thursday Cinema has been supported by Garanti BBVA Mortgage since 2014.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.