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Arts > Photographers > 20th, 21st century > USA > Ernest C. Withers    1922-2007

 

 

 

Ernest Withersís photograph of a march in Memphis in 1968

after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Photograph:

Dr. Ernest C. Withers, Sr./Withers Family Trust

 

The Civil Rights Movement Photographer

Who Was Also an F.B.I. Informant

NYT

Jan. 18, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/
books/review/preston-lauterbach-bluff-city.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ernest C. Withers    1922-2007

 

one of the most

celebrated photographers

of the civil rights era

- and a paid F.B.I. informer

find source

 

 

 

Starting in the early 1960s,

Withers had spent

nearly two decades

as a paid informant of the F.B.I.,

feeding its agents

information about the activists

he photographed.

 

He not only informed;

he took requests.

 

At one anti-Vietnam War march,

he was askedto photograph

all of the 30-odd protesters,

taking special care

to catch all their faces,

and he turned 80 8-by-10 prints

over to his F.B.I. contact.

 

On occasion, he sold his work

to a local paper,

then gave copies to the bureau.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/
books/review/preston-lauterbach-bluff-city.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/
books/review/preston-lauterbach-bluff-city.html

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/
story/story.php?storyId=129884068 - Sept. 15, 2010

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/
us/14photographer.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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