Amazing Photograph of the NYPD Riding the Subway in the 1980's

NYPD Riding the Subway in the 1980's
NYPD Riding the Subway in the 1980's
Photo: Martha Cooper

Photographer Martha Cooper made a name for herself photographing the graffiti, subway and street scenes of the 70's and 80's for the New York Post. This shot, one of her more famous captures, features two surly NYPD officers riding a graffiti filled subway. Cooper is co-author of a best-selling photo-book published in 2009 entitled Subway Art.

During the 1970s and 80s photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant captured the environment and the imagination of a generation by documenting the burgeoning New York City graffiti movement. Now 25 years and more than a half a million copies later their bestselling book Subway Art is available in a large-scale deluxe format heightening the visual impact of their classic images.

You can purchase Subway Art on Amazon for just $25.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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