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Lee Library to host free folklore lecture July 13 and 15

Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library will host two lectures Tuesday, July 13, and Thursday, July 15, discussing the preservation of family traditions and the history of ethnographic and documentary photography.

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The July 13 lecture, "Household Folklife: Documenting and Preserving Family Traditions," is part of the William A. Wilson Folklore Archives Founders Lecture.

It will feature Michael Taft, head of the archive of folk culture at the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress. The lecture will be in the Lee Library Auditorium.

The July 15 lecture, "History and Traditions of Ethnographic and Documentary Photography," will be given by Rich Remsberg, a nationally renowned documentary photographer.

The Remsberg lecture is part of Omnibus, a continuing lecture series established in 2004. Remsberg will present a slide show with commentary on American documentary and ethnographic photography from the Civil War to the present.

The presentation will be in the Lamar Jensen Lecture Room 1130 in the Lee Library.

Remsberg is the author of several ethnographic photography books and works as a photo and film researcher on several programs for PBS. He has also worked on the professional staff of the Indiana University School of Journalism.

For more information, call Mike Hooper at (801) 422-6687.

Writer: Thomas Grover

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