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Connections: The Art and Science of Daguerreotypes

You’ve probably seen black and white or sepia-toned old photographs on pieces of silver or copper. Those are called daguerreotypes, and a team at the University of Rochester is leading groundbreaking research into this medium. We learn about the science and how daguerreotypes tell a story about our cultural history. Our guests:

  • Nick Bigelow, professor of physics and optics, University of Rochester
  • Ralph Wiegandt, research conservator and NSF researcher, George Eastman Museum
  • Jacob Lewis, visiting assistant professor of art history, University of Rochester
  • Lori Birrell, historical manuscripts librarian, University of Rochester River Campus Libraries
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.