john stamets in gallery 4culture

John Stamets
HABS/HAER Standards Photography of the Pacific Northwest

May 5 – 26, 2011

Opening: First Thursday, May 5, 6-8:30pm
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30pm

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Gallery4Culture is pleased to join forces with Preservation4Culture during the month of May to celebrate National Preservation Month, presenting an exhibition of remarkable photographs by photographer John Stamets that document historically significant bridges, factories, and dams from the Pacific Northwest. Stamets’ black and white images were photographed with a large format camera to the strict standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), programs of the National Parks Service designed to chronicle and archive (in the Library of Congress) a comprehensive record of endangered structures of historic importance throughout the United States. Since the mid ‘90s, John Stamets, trained in documentary photography, has earned his niche in architectural photography and HABS/HAER Standards documentation.

Stamets is highly regarded in the architecture and urban design community for the artistry and tireless passion he has brought to chronicling the built environment over the past 2 decades. It is an honor to have this opportunity to present this select group of 16” x 20” photographs and 40” x 50” murals from Stamets’ less exhibited work that focuses entirely on endangered historical structures in the Pacific Northwest.

For more information about Gallery 4Culture, e4c and the artists on exhibit please visit the 4Culture Galleries site.

Photos: © John Stamets, South Park Bridge, Seattle 2010