Tuesday, October 16, 2007

RIP Ernest Withers

Another great voice of our history has been silenced. I have posted part of the article from the Commercial Appeal.

Ernest Withers dies at 85
Photographer with a great heart had 'burning desire to shoot pictures'
By Michael Lollar (Contact)Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Much of his work has been recognized in museum collections, but for photographer Ernest Withers the real joy was what friend Benjamin Hooks calls a simple "burning desire to shoot pictures."
Withers, 85, died about 8:35 p.m. Monday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. His death followed a Sept. 23 stroke that led to complications, said his son, Joshua 'Billy' Withers of Los Angeles.

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