Monday, January 15, 2018

Civil Rights Photographer Ernest Withers

I met civil rights photographer Ernest Withers in 2005. Withers traveled with Martin Luther King and documented the civil rights movement during the early 60's and was influential in bringing the civil rights movement from the deep South to the national stage. Portrait shot on location with a Nikon D700/50mm lens and available light.

Wikipedia - Dr. Ernest C. Withers (August 7, 1922 – October 15, 2007) was an American photojournalist. He is best known for capturing over 60 years of African American history in the segregated South, with iconic images of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Emmett Till, Sanitation Worker's Strike, Negro league baseball, and musicians including those related to Memphis blues and Memphis soul.

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