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David Hume Kennerly

David Hume Kennerly

When he was 25 years old David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for a portfolio of photos of the Vietnam and India-Pakistan Wars, the Cambodia conflict, and the Ali-Frazier fight. Two years later he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal photographer. He has been presented with numerous other honors, among them the World Press Photo award, and the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot Award for “Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad,” for his coverage of Reagan and Gorbachev’s historic first summit meeting in Geneva. He was named, “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine.

Kennerly has been a contributing photographer for Time & Life magazines, John F. Kennedy, Jr’s George magazine, and was a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine for ten years. He has more than 50 major magazine covers to his credit, and has covered stories in more than 100 countries.

He has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, and Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford. Most recently he produced Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book.