Martha Rosler is an artist who lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC and who works mostly with photography, photomontages, interactive exhibitions, and videography. She deals mostly with social issues and makes art to fight for changes in these issues. Some examples she showed of her response to these issues were her photomontages responding to the Vietnam War in the 1960's and 70's, and the Iraq War following the 9/11 terrorist attack. She said she initially passed these photomontages out as posters in political demonstrations and got them published in newspapers, because showing them in a gallery as art at that time would be inappropriate and disrespectful. She discussed her interest in the rising action of gentrification in cities all over the country, and the benefits and problems with it. She also created her own libraries around the world that promoted political enlightenment and education in counter culture. Her lecture was very moving for me in that it encouraged me to go beyond my comfort level with my art, and to use my art for social change and other issues of pressing matter.