Nominee 2023

Independent Lens: The Picture Taker

Picture Taker, LLC, Realization Pictures, ITVS, and BPM, in association with K2 Pictures and Ark Media

PBS’ Independent Lens recognizes the complicated life of Ernest Withers, a Civil Rights photographer and FBI informant. Withers’ nearly 2 million images provided an important record of Black history, but his legacy was marred by decades of secret FBI service revealed after his death.