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Ernest Withers, Civil Rights Photographer, Dies at 85

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Oct 17th, 2007 • Category: Loose Ends, News for Creatives (archives), Photography

by holly stuart hughes of PDNonline.com:
“Memphis-based photojournalist Ernest Withers, who photographed the civil rights movement from the Emmett Till trial through the assassination Martin Luther King and amassed an archive on African-American society, music and culture, died October 16 at a Memphis hospital. He was 85.

“There’s no question in my mind that he had the largest body of work documenting the civil rights movement in the South of any photographer, bar none,” says Tony Decaneas, founder and director of Panopticon Gallery in Boston, which represents Withers’ work.

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