WATCH | Matthew Lewis: The Great American Photographer

With one click, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Matthew Lewis can tell a story of a thousand words. In this Our State magazine exclusive video, Lewis, of Thomasville, talks about one of his favorite photographs and his life’s work. Video produced for Our State by Jonathan Weaver.
Matthew Lewis Jr.’s life is a collection of clicks. For nearly a half-century, starting as a freelancer and continuing during 25 years at The Washington Post and later through “retirement” at The Thomasville Times, he assembled a portfolio thousands deep. He clicked Jacqueline Kennedy crying at President Kennedy’s funeral, a woman praying at the 1963 March on Washington, black men pleading to not be beaten by white officers during the Poor People’s Campaign, and a woman breaking into a store during the D.C. riots. And more. He has the Chicken King holding a chicken, Apollo 9 before it went into space, the Splendid Splinter after he quit playing, and a Beatle without his microphone. He has several of the Washington Redskins, but he prefers those of the Thomasville Bulldogs. Read More
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