On view through March 10, 2019
A survey of works by the noted Civil Rights era photographer that have become an indelible part of the American music psyche, this exhibition includes photographs taken on Beale Street, in Memphis recording studios, nightclubs and churches, and on city streets—as well as portraits of famous musicians in their heyday.
Ernest C. Withers American, 1922–2007
Coretta Scott King, Ben Branch, and Aretha Franklin, Club Paradise, SCLC Convention, Memphis, July, 1968
Gelatin silver print, printed from original negative in 1999
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase with funds provided by Ernest and Dorothy Withers, Panopticon Gallery, Inc., Waltham, MA, Landon and Carol Butler, The Deupree Family Foundation, and The Turley Foundation 2005.3.88
© Withers Family Trust