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Martin Stupich photographs, 1955 – 1981 (VIS 115)

Martin Stupich is a professional photographer whose primary subjects include cultural and industrial landscapes across the United States and Asia.  In 1977 he began the first of two survey grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to document transportation in the city of Atlanta, the photographs from which are in this collection.  The images in the first grant documented the development of Atlanta’s rapid transit system (MARTA) from 1977-1978.  Images depict downtown Atlanta prior to the construction of MARTA, employees involved in the creation of MARTA, and the construction of the railway from its initial stages.  Photographs from the second grant (1979-1981) illustrate Atlanta’s role as a center of transportation.  Images include railroad shops and roundhouses, parking garages, parking lots, highway widening projects, demolition of buildings, airplanes, MARTA stations, viaducts and bridges, aerial photographs, drive-in theaters, and billboards advertising transportation modes.

The Martin Stupich photographs include 162 black and white photographic prints, 65 of which are digitized and available on this database. To view the rest of the images, please visit the Kenan Research Center.

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Digitization of this collection is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.