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Guy Giersch New Mexico Photographs

Identifier: PICT-2012-005

Scope and Content

The collection consists of twenty four (22" X 17") photographic prints of New Mexico landscapes, taken by Guy Giersch, in the Taos and Abiquiu, NM areas. Photographs feature rock formations as well as churches and buildings including San Francisco de Assisi Church and Martinez Hacienda (both in Ranchos de Taos). Photographs are printed on archival Hahnemuhle PhotoRag 308 gsm paper using archival Ultrachrome inks.


  • 2001-2011
  • Majority of material found in 2010-2011


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.

Biographical Information

Guy Giersch grew up in the Texas Panhandle. He received his Bachelor of University Studies Degree in Biology and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from the University of New Mexico. He earned his Master of Science in Architecture with a focus in Historic Preservation from Texas Tech University. His thesis topic looked at whether or not photographs can capture the aesthetic intent of the architect.

Giersch’s worked as a professional photographer from January 1980-July 2012. His photographs are in the Library of Congress as part of a Historic American Building Survey. His work is also in several private collections and has exhibited widely over the last 14 years. Giersch has been the Historic Preservation officer for the City of McKinney, TX since 2001.


24 items (1 box) : 24 photographic prints ; 22 x 17 in.

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Twenty four (22" x 17") photographic prints of New Mexico landscapes in the Taos and Abiquiu, NM areas.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved in Big Box section.


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  • Monday, 20220606: Finding aid enhanced from unprocessed to processed status.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131