Brian Allen Photo
Most of my recent assignments involve careful documentation of historic buildings and structures, as part of a team effort that may include architects, historians, surveyors, engineers, and cultural resource specialists. I have done HABS/HAER (Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record) documentation from Alaska to Texas. In the past, I have photographed new buildings for American Institute of Architecture design competitions, and made portraits of Yupik elders in Kasigluk and Nunapitchuk, Alaska as part of Percent for Art projects. My photographs of the Alaskan built environment are in the Alaska State Museum, the Anchorage Museum of History and Fine Arts, and the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. I completed the MA program at New York University/International Center of Photography during 1986-1989, and I now teach at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle.