Video: Classic footage of Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant

Graffiti // Thursday, 19 Jul 2012

Classic video footage recently emerged documenting photographers, Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant, during the time they were documenting the subway graffiti scene in New York. The narrator and his slang explanations are worth a laugh. As the narrator states, “Putting spray paint on a subway car is illegal and masterpieces do not “light up the line” for long.  They will be “buffed off” by the transit authority or “ragged” written over by other graffiti writers.”


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