Sandweiss, Martha A(nn)

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SANDWEISS, Martha A(nn)

SANDWEISS, Martha A(nn). American, b. 1954. Genres: Photography, History. Career: National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, research fellow, 1975-76; Strawbery Banke, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, National Trust for Historic Preservation intern, 1977; Yale-New Haven Teachers' Institute, New Haven, CT, instructor in colonial American material culture, 1978; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX, curator of photographs, 1979-86, adjunct curator, 1987-89; Amherst College, Amherst, MA, director of Mead Art Museum, 1989-, adjunct associate professor of fine arts and American studies, 1989- 94, Assoc Professor of American Studies, 1994-. Yale University, fellow of Center for American Art and Material Culture, 1977-79; Connecticut River Foundation at Steamboat Dock, museum planning consultant, 1978; Princeton University, Eberhard L. Faber Memorial Lecturer, 1988; Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Hortense Lewin Visiting Scholar Lecturer, 1989; lecturer at universities and museums; consultant. Publications: Pictures from an Expedition: Early Views of the American West, 1978; Carlotta Corpron: Designer with Light (book and video tape), 1980; Masterworks of American Photography: The Amon Carter Museum Collection, 1982; Laura Gilpin: An Enduring Grace (book and documentary film), 1986; (with P. Stewart and B.W. Huseman) Eyewitness to War: Prints and Daguerreotypes of the Mexican War, 1846-1848, 1989. EDITOR: Historic Texas: A Photographic Portrait, 1985; Contemporary Texas: A Photographic Portrait, 1985; (and author of forward) Eliot Porter, 1987; (and author of intro.) Elizabeth W. Forster and Laura Gilpin, Denziens of the Deserrt, 1988; (and contrib.) Photography in Nineteenth-Century America, 1991; (co.-) Oxford History of the American West, 1994. Address: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, P.O. Box 2241, Amherst, MA 01002, U.S.A.