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Martha Cooper Martha Cooper knew she would be a photographer from the time she was a child and received her first Kodak Brownie camera. In the ensuing years, Martha's love of travel and fascination with the local cultures have enabled her to create a body of work depicting the lives and routines of people from a variety of places throughout the world. Her photographs have appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian and Natural History Magazines as well as several dozen books and journals. She is the Director of Photography at City Lore, the New York Center for Urban Folk Culture.

Martha has a wide range of interests and fortunately for us, one of them centers around children's games and play. For over thirty years she has captured the joyful spirit and inventiveness of children from the rain forest in South America to the mountains of Afghanistan to the inner cities of the US.

You may also be interested in Martha's web site,, a Yahoo Pick of the Week of 9/25/2000. It's an autobiography cum history lesson of women in photography.

Martha's galleries: Play in Belize | Play in Haiti | Fun in the Water | Kids with Wheels

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