Ernest Withers Museum To Open in Memphis, Tennessee (October 2009)

According to an editorial posted on, Memphis Online, the city of Memphis will open a museum dedicated to the work of renowned photographer, Ernest C. Withers (1922-2007).

You may be familiar with Withers’ work on the Civil Rights Movement, black entertainers, and Negro League baseball. There exists a handful of books and portfolios of Withers’ work documenting this history. You can find selections of those images at Panopticon Gallery (Boston, MA).

To-date, I have not seen consistent auction presentation of Withers’ work. It will be interesting to see what impact the new museum will have on the collection of his work and the auction market price points that are developed, as a result.

Ernest C. Withers I have a dream
Ernest C. Withers #120: Mule Train leaves for Washington, Poor People's March, Marks, MS May 1968


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