Discover one of the most important photo collections of the 20th century
Help bring these stories to light
The Withers Collection is among the most culturally significant photo collections of the 20th century. Dr. Ernest C. Withers' lens captured struggles, dreams, and victories. From iconic events and faces to everyday people, the Withers’ photos tell compelling stories of the human experience.
Withers Art Project
An NFT collection to preserve history
The Withers Art Project is a collaboration between the Withers Collection and the 1687 Club to help fund the preservation of Ernest Withers’ photographs.
The Withers Art Project is a collaboration between the Withers Collection and the 1687 Club to help fund the preservation of Ernest Withers’ photographs. Withers left behind over 1.8 million images. The Withers Collection mission is to preserve these historic images before they are lost.
The Withers Art Project supports that mission with a generative art series inspired by the photographs of Ernest Withers.
The Withers Collection Museum and Gallery is open to the public and located in Dr. Withers’ last working studio in Memphis, TN. The Withers’ collection strives to make these historically significant images accessible to the public to use, license, view, and purchase so that history can continue to be of service to the community.
1687 is a philanthropic NFT-membership club on a mission to support social good projects that benefit causes like equality, diversity, and inclusion. 1687 members are philanthropists, artists, techies, and influencers using Web3, NFTs, and art to make a difference in the world.
Preserve our shared history
Support the preservation of the Withers collection
The Withers Art Project is an NFT art collection inspired by the work of Dr. Ernest C. Withers. Proceeds from this collection benefit the preservation and digitization of the photo archive. Join the waitlist to mint an NFT from The Withers Art Project.