The 83-year-old retired Washington Post news photographer, who captured many historic moments in Washington, died at his home in Annapolis on Tuesday. Here is a look at some of Atherton’s work throughout his career.
Aug. 28, 1963 James K.W. Atherton photographed the civil rights demonstrations in the summer of 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, above. At top, Martin Luther King Jr. appears before the March on Washington at the National Mall. James K. W. Atherton/United Press International Buy Photo