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Nov 14, 2019

We’re looking at the history of photography covering 1840-1870 with David Horan, Professor of Photography and Art History at the University of Memphis. David and Roger discuss the importance of postmortem portraits, how one American president credited the carte de visite with helping him win his election and dispel some of the preconceived notions about the early days of photography. Next time we talk to David we’ll dive into the debate that began in the 1800s and continues to this day: Is photography art?

  • Spotlight on Naima
    • Aiesha Overton who goes by Naima is a Fulfillment Associate who spends her days at work making sure the gear sent to customers is spotless and clean. Naima is an artist who uses spray paint, stencils, and acrylics to create murals and enjoys putting together interactive experiences.
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  • The Lensrentals Podcast is a production of Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala. Our production staff includes Drew Cicala, Ryan Hill, Sarah McAlexander, SJ Smith, Julian Harper, John Tucker, and Zach Sutton. Other contributors include Roger Cicala, Joey Miller, Ally Aycock Patterson, Joshua Richardson, and Philip Robertson.

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