Martin Stupich photographs, 1977-1978
Black-and-white photographs taken in 1977 and 1978 of the development of Atlanta's rapid transit system (MARTA).
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Stupich, Martin, 1949-
Martin Stupich Photographs, VIS 115, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.
Date of Original
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority--Employees
Atlanta National Bank Building (Atlanta, Ga.)
Bailey's Supreme Coffee Warehouse (Atlanta, Ga.)
Dekalb County Courthouse (Decatur, Ga.)
First United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.)
Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.)
Railroad construction workers--Georgia--Atlanta
Peachtree Plaza Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.)
United States, Georgia, DeKalb County, Decatur, 33.77483, -84.29631
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, Peachtree Street, 33.798452, -84.3910732
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, Techwood Drive, 33.7774451, -84.3920886
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Five Points, 33.75427, -84.38965
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Margaret Mitchell Square, 33.75733, -84.38798
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Midtown, 33.7811275, -84.38636
The photographs in this collection were created during a survey grant sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The images document the development of Atlanta's rapid transit system (MARTA) from 1977-1978. They 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. Included are images documenting the demolition of buildings, construction of tunnels, overpasses and MARTA stations. There are also portraits of construction workers, geologists and engineers involved in building physical structures throughout the city., Born in 1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Martin Stupich is a professional photographer whose primary subjects include cultural and industrial landscapes across the United States and Asia, often focusing on the desert western frontier. He received a Master in Visual Arts from Georgia State University in 1978. 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.
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