Don Newman

Gary Walpole


The Newman to Now Project is designed by Memphis Heritage and partially funded by Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  It This exhibit uses the photographs, along with newspaper articles, interviews, and a virtual walking tour to explore these forces.  Enjoy exploring the Memphis of Don Newman and the Memphis of Now.uses the historic photographs taken by Don Newman between the 1940s and 60s and contemporary photographs of the same sites taken by photographer Gary Walpole to explore continuity and change in Memphis’ built environment.


Thank Dr. Bill Ferster for his technical guidance in preparing this digital exhibit and to Storyboard Memphis for showcasing the Newman to Now project in each of its 2019 editions. 

Project Personnel

Emily Cohen  – Project Director

Gary Walpole – Photographer

Jimmy Ogle – Virtual Walking Tour Leader and Consultant

Nicki Newburger – Videographer

Drue Diehl – Digital Archivist

Kelly Hatton – School Liasson

Margot Ferster Payne – Architectural Consultant

June West – Director of Memphis Heritage

Tiara Campbell – Intern

George Fenton – Intern

Lillian Spell – Intern