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Lauren Richman is the Assistant Curator of Photography at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, where she oversees the Henry Holmes Smith Archive. Her dissertation, “‘Silent Salesmen,’ Skeptical Consumers: American Images in a Divided Berlin, 1949–67,” analyzes how lens-based media—through U.S. government–sponsored photography exhibitions, film initiatives, and mass-media image circulation—became entangled with and impacted Germany’s redeveloping visual arts communities. Richman’s research has been supported by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Terra Foundation for American Art, and Dallas Museum of Art. Prior to joining the staff of the Eskenazi Museum, she held curatorial and research positions at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and New Orleans Museum of Art. She has also held academic residencies at London’s Courtauld Institute of Art and Berlin’s Freie and Humboldt Universities. Richman earned a BA in art history from Vanderbilt University, and an MA and PhD in art history from Southern Methodist University.