Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper were praised by Martha Schwendener in The New York Times.
"Thanks to Mr. Chalfant and others, like Martha Cooper, the ephemeral work was preserved in photographs. Sure, it was illegal. But graffiti art has become one of the most globally recognizable and copied forms of contemporary culture. And in the realm of creative civil disobedience, it is one of the most extraordinary instances of a bunch of young, working-class artists affecting the world."
Publication and Talk: Henry Chalfant to give talk on his new edition of "Subway Art" at 92Y
January 28, 2016
In 1984, Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper released Subway Art, a bible of New York City's graffi scene. Thirty years later, a new edition is released including over seventy previously unpublished photographs and a thoughtful introduction and afterward on the artists' collaboration during this era of urban art. January 28th at noon, they will share some of these images and discuss the passion, creativity and resourcefulness of unlikely kids inventing an art form destined to spread worldwide and spawn the present-day street art movement. A booksigning will follow the talk. The event takes place at 92Y at Lexington Avenue and 92nd St. Tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/1JWnU9B