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Exhibition of La Cienega HAER documentation project
University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning, 2008



MARTIN STUPICH  /  PHOTOGRAPHER TO ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, HISTORIANS & PLANNERS
                                                     

Qualifications Including Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HABS HAER HALS) Recordation

Just completed
On the National Mall, Washington, DC: For the Smithsonian Institution, made HABS photographs of the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Museum of Natural History and the Arts and Industries Building; on the Washington Monument Grounds, made HALS record of that historic landscape panorama, prior to the construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the site (2012)

Recent Teaching and Outreach

Teach summer course: Photographing the Built Environment, University of New Mexico; 

Lecture - Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell, NM, -  the RED DESERT project & Contemporary American Photography, July, 2009;

Southwest Summer Institute for Preservation and Regionalism, University of New Mexico, Classroom lectures and field demonstrations on HABS HAER large-format photographic mitigation:

Historic Camino Real and Route 66 at La Bajada, Santa Fe County, NM 2008;
La Cienega Acequia, Santa Fe County, NM 2007;    
Luna Lodge Route 66, Albuquerque, NM 2006

   
In Support of HABS/HAER/HALS Level I Documentation

HABS recordation of National Park Service Southwest Regional Headquarters Building, Santa Fe, NM (2010);

HAER documentation of Lobato Trestle on the Cumbres and Toltec rail road, Chama, NM (2010);

HALS documentation of Mather Point Overlook, Grand Canyon NP, AZ (2010);

HAER documentation of Oro Grande water project, White Sands Missile Range, NM (2010);

In Pennsylvania, recorded 19th and 20th century steel plants and steel-making equipment at the historic mills at Homestead, Duquesne and McKeesport (1989);


Survey of industrial and engineering sites along the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor between Chicago and LaSalle-Peru, Illinois (1988)

Record Project: Comprehensive photo-documentation of historic Southeast Lighthouse, Block Island, Rhode Island (1988)


In Wisconsin and New York, three-month state-wide surveys of historic highway and railroad bridges (1987)

Survey of 19th and 20th century industrial and engineering sites in Massachusetts (1987)
Recording Project: Three-month cultural resources survey of architecture within Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Parks (1983)

Recording Project: Three-month survey of industrial, architectural and mining sites, Comstock Historic Mining District, Story County, Nevada (1980) and the Mizpah Mine and mill complex, Tonopah, Nevada (1980)

In Support of Level II Documentation for Various Clients, Selected Projects

Walker Lake Paiute Indian Reservation, Shurz, Nevada, documentation of Indian Health Services structures and sites (2008)

Boston, MA, The Central Artery/Tunnel Project, made mitigation document photographs of buildings and bridges in Chinatown, South Boston and the Fort Point Channel area (1992-98)

Worcester, MA, for Leers, Weinzapfel Associates, made interior and exterior documentation photographs of the Donohue Federal (Post Office and Courthouse) Building (1992)

Charlestown, MA, made mitigation document photographs of Navy Yard properties including power plant, marine railway, piers,  and mechanical shops (1993)

Throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for the Massachusetts DPW and HAER, made record photographs of thirty historically significant bridges,  (1990)

Lawrence,  MA, photographed the Everett Mill Complex, twelve 19th century industrial buildings which comprise part of an Historic District (1989-96)

Monroe Bridge, MA, for New England Electric Power Company, made comprehensive photographic record of Deerfield Dam #5 (1989-90)

Boston, MA, made comprehensive photo survey of Fort Point Channel Bridges at Summer Street, Congress Street,  Northern Avenue, Broadway and the Old Colony Rolling Lift Bridge (1989-95)

Ipswich, MA, Survey Document, Choate Bridge, 18th century stone arch bridge spanning  the Ipswich River (1988)

Cambridge, MA, for Harvard University, created HABS document of the Harvard Square Gulf Gasoline Station prior to demolition (1988)

Boston, MA, made comprehensive photographic surveys of the Boylston underground T Station (the nation's oldest) in Boston; The MBTA South Boston Electrical Power Generating Station;  The MBTA Draw 7 Railroad Bridge over the Mystic River (1988)

United States Department of Defense Properties Recordation (HABS/HAER Levels I, II and III)

Cape Canaveral, Florida, made comprehensive photographic survey of early- and middle-period Air Force and NASA launch complexes (1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008)
Across the United States (1989-2008): comprehensive interior and exterior documentation, for various clients, of  military architecture at the following installations: Arlington Hall Station, VA;  Fort Bliss, TX; Fort Bragg, NC; Camp  Edwards, MA; Fort Drum, NY;  Hamilton Army Air Field, CA;  Chanute Air Force Base, IL;  Fort Gordon, GA; Hunter's Point Shipyard, San Francisco, CA;  Fort Hood, TX;  Fort Lewis, WA;  Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Fort Rodman, MA; Fort McCoy, WI;  Fort McKinley, ME; The Oakland Naval Supply Center and the Oakland Army Base, CA;  Fort Ord, CA;  Nike Missile Installation, Foster, RI; The Presidio of San Francisco, CA;  Quonset Construction Battalion, Davisville, RI;  Fort Sill, OK; Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA;

Former Canal Zone, Republic of Panama: U.S. Army Garrison Structures at Fort Clayton, Fort Davis, Fort Sherman, Fort Amadore; and a preliminary aerial survey of Gatun and Colon, (1994, 1995, 1996, 1999)

Environmental Impact Statement and National Register District Nomination Documentation
For EDAW Inc., San Francisco and The United States Air Force: Comprehensive Regional Photographic  Survey in and around  Modena, Utah for MX Missile basing system proposal (1982)
For the Nevada Department of Natural Resources:  Conducted all phases of documentation (research, writing, editing, photographic survey) of the central business district of Winnemmucca, Nevada (1982)
For the same agency,  produced photographic support material for NRD status for the Washoe Valley and at Fort Stewart in western Nevada  (1982)
For the Atlanta Bureau of Planning/Urban Design Commission: survey of 260 historic sites to illustrate the Atlanta Historic Resources Workbook  (published 1979), in support of application for District status (1976-77)

List of Selected Clients
Anderson Hallas, Golden CO
Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers, Boston, MA
Boston Affiliates, Boston, MA
Camp Dresser and McKee, Cambridge, MA
City of Boston Public Facilities Department, Boston, MA
Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Architectural Conservation, Atlanta, GA
Greenhorne & O'mara, Inc., Greenbelt, MD
Haefitz and Company, Charlestown, MA
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Buildings Survey, Washington DC
Jane Carolan, Consulting with CA/T, Newburyport and Boston MA
Leers, Weinzapfel Associates, Boston
Leslie Donovan, Preservation Consultant, Boston MA
McGinley Hart Associates, Planners and Consultants, Boston MA
The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Timelines, Inc., Littleton, MA
Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, Cambridge, MA
The United States Army Corps of Engineers
University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning, Albuquerque NM
Van Citters Historic Preservation, Albuquerque, NM

Independent Photographic Projects (at or near completion)
Two-year documentation of the ASARCO El Paso complex, last of the Guggenheim family copper smelting operations in the US (2009-nearing completion) 
Book project: RED DESERT, a collaboration, University of Texas Press (December, 2008)
Book Project: Occupying Eden / Finding Our Place In A Natural World, photographs, with an essay by Dan Flores (planned)
In Shanghai, China, preliminary survey documentation for extended project recording colonial period architecture (2002)
In Carbon County, Wyoming, aerial photographic documentation of industrial, agricultural and mining geography (1996-ongoing)
In Vietnam, survey of architecture and artifacts reflecting colonial influences of the Chinese, French and Americans (1996).
In Japan, a portfolio project documenting the urban/industrial interface on the rim of Tokyo Bay (1991-2002)
In Panama, photographed the Canal, petroleum shipping and transfer operations in the Isthmus (1981)
 
Lectures and part-time faculty appointments
Guest Lectures and Symposia: on RED DESERT, University of New Mexico Art Museum, (2008); The Red Desert Symposium, University of Wyoming Art Museum (2007); The Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver (2003); University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie (2000); Photographic Resource Center (1996); Atlanta College of Art, (1996); Georgia State University, Atlanta (1996); Tufts University (1994)
Adjunct Instructor of Photography, Massachusetts College of Art (1986-87); the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1988, 1994); Boston College (1989)

Collections
Public Collections and Archives in twenty-two States, and:
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History NM
The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton NJ
The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ
Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montreal CN
The Controller of the Currency, United States Department of the Treasury, Denver CO
Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, MO
Georgia Power Company, Atlanta GA
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas-Austin
The Bunnen Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlant GA
International Polaroid Collection, Offenbach, Germany
Polaroid (USA) Collection, Cambridge MA
The Library of Congress, Washington DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX
The National Archives, Washington, DC
The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Washington, DC
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
The University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY

Education    
Master of Visual Arts Degree in photography, with John  McWilliams, Georgia State University, Atlanta; 1978

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in photography, with Emmet Gowin, School of the Dayton Art Institute,  Dayton, Ohio;  1973.

Layton School of Art, Milwaukee (painting & sculpture), 1968-70.

Selected Grants and Awards
Texas Photographic Society TPS 17 – Third Place, 2008
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Center for International Studies exhibition awards: First Place (2003); Honorable Mention (2004)  
Exhibition Grant, Boston Society of Architects, to show  Industrial Landscape photographs at Boston Architectural Center (1994)
New England Foundation for the Arts, Photography Fellowship (1993)
Nevada Council for the Arts, Photography Fellowship, Great Basin Panorama Project (1983-84)
National Endowment for the Arts Documentary Survey Grants to photograph MARTA construction in Atlanta (1977, 1979)  

Selected Publications
RED DESERT, University of Texas Press, with Annie Proulx, 2008
PHOTOGRAPHY, 9th edition, W.W. Norton, 2007
THROUGH THE LENS OF THE CITY, University Press of Mississippi, 2005
The Paris Review, Fall 2004
THE ALTERED LANDSCAPE, University of Nevada Press, 1999
Ansel Adams/New Light, Essays on His Legacy and Legend, The Friends of Photography  (1993)
Architecture Record, September (1993)
ARID WATERS, University of Nevada Press (1993)
A RIVER TOO FAR, University of Nevada Press (1990)
Harper’s Magazine (1998, June)
High Performance Magazine, September (1993)
LANDMARK AMERICAN BRIDGES, American Society of Civil Engineers (1993)
Version 90/Three, Primal Press (1992)

 

Technical fluency
Digital operations capability:
Digital portable field task fluency:
Shoot and produce completed deliverables with ability to edit, write and catalogue DVDs and CD-ROMs; print 2880 dpi color/b&w documents and indexed contact sheets; batch conversions of camera files to/from JPEG, TIFF, PSD, PDF, DNG and RAW files; write, transmit and receive Word, Excel and other common formats as .doc and .xls files; transmit/receive and edit text-image files via high speed Ethernet/internet connection. Maintain redundant dedicated hard drives for document storage and retrieval.
Digital darkroom capability: (all of the above, plus) generate production- or museum-quality prints and  prints to 44”x 100”; produce, edit, print hard-copy or digital catalogues and brochures; maintain dedicated hard drive database for cataloguing digital work flow.


Digital equipment:
Suite of Sony a900 cameras (24 mgpx) cameras with array of Zeiss lenses; Mac digital darkroom; Epson 9900 printer for generating archivally stable pigment photographs; Nikon 9000ED and Epson 4990 scanners for print and transparency capability to letter-size and 8”x 10”.
 
Conventional photographic equipment:
Large format: 4x5 Toyo Field View Camera with array of lenses from 75mm to 300mm
Medium format: Two Pentax 6x7 cameras with array of lenses from 55mm to 305mm
Conventional darkroom for archival processing of film and prints

Professional Affiliations
Society for Industrial Archeology, National Chapter
Construction Specification Institute, Albuquerque Chapter
Texas Photographic Society

Co-Founder, The Water in the West Project (The Center for Contemporary Photography, Tucson)
The Photographic Resource Center, Boston


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