Where to

Find His Work

Ernest Withers' work can be seen around the globe in newspapers, books, magazines, exhibits, and movies! Here are just a few of the places where his photographs can be found:


Black Voices: The African American Experience from Slavery to Current Racial Issues


The Blues Foundation, Blues Hall of Fame


The Boston Globe, Looking at America’s Past in Black and White 


Choose 901, 20 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Memphis




Decaneas Archive


Double Exposure: African American Women

Double Exposure: Civil Rights and the Promise of Equality

Double Exposure: Picturing Children

Double Exposure: Through the African American Lens


Elmwood Cemetery


Ernest C. Withers – The Memphis Blues Again: Six Decades of Memphis Music Photographs


Give Me Liberty! (5th Edition)


How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture


I AM A MAN: Photographs of the 1968 Sanitation Strike and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Let Us March On: Selected Civil Rights Photographs of Ernest C. Withers


Los Angeles Times, Ernest C. Withers, 85; Photographed Civil Rights Era, Blacks in Baseball, Memphis Music


The Manchurian Candidate (2004 Version)


Memphis Travel, The Civil Rights Movement and Memphis Music Captured through the Lens of Ernest Withers


National Civil Rights Museum


Negro League Baseball


Pictures Tell the Story: Ernest C. Withers Reflections in History


Porter Briggs, The Ernest Withers Collection


Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture


Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and its Legacy


The Tri-State Defender, Ernest C. Withers: The Indisputable Dean of Civil Rights Photography


Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties


Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History 


Visions of America: A History of the United States



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