Rediscovering Carleton Watkins

Carleton Watkins lost most of his life’s work, including early photos of Yosemite Valley, in the 1906 earthquake and fire. Last year a flat file full of Watkins photos turned up in a New England library and the photos are currently on display at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco.

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Molly Samuel

Molly joined KQED as an intern in 2007, and since then has worked here as a reporter, producer, director and blogger. Molly has also reported for NPR, KALW and High Country News, and has produced audio stories for The Encyclopedia of Life and the Oakland Museum of California. She has a degree in Ancient Greek from Oberlin College and is a co-founder of the record label True Panther Sounds.

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