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Ernest C. Withers

American photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Withers chronicled the American civil rights movement of the 1960s as a photojournalist, as well as African-American musicians of the time. He maintained a freelance photography business documenting social and religious events such as debutante balls and funerals beginning in the 1950s.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500128031.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Ernest C. Withers:

Ernest C. Withers I Am A Man, 1968 (printed 1994) Gelatin silver print
Ernest C. Withers First Desegregated Bus Ride, 1956 (printed 1994) Gelatin silver print
Ernest C. Withers Daddy, I Want To Be Free Too, 1961 (printed 1994) Gelatin silver print
Ernest C. Withers Tent City Family, 1960 (printed 1994) Gelatin silver print
Ernest C. Withers Little Rock Nine, 1957 (printed 1994) Gelatin silver print
Ernest C. Withers Dr. Martin Luther King Is Confronted, 1963 (printed 1994) Gelatin silver print
Ernest C. Withers Courthouse, 1960 (printed 1994) Gelatin silver print
Ernest C. Withers Martin Luther King Funeral Procession, 1968 (printed 1994) Gelatin silver print
Ernest C. Withers Marchers on Main Street, 1968 (printed 1994) Gelatin silver print
Ernest C. Withers Untitled, 1968 (printed 1994) Gelatin silver print
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