On May 12, 1975, two weeks after the evacuation of Vietnam, President Gerald R. Ford faced another international crisis: an American cargo ship, the SS Mayaguez, was captured by Khmer Rouge forces off the coast of Cambodia near Kom Pong Som. The drama played out over four days in Cambodia, and inside the White House where life and death decisions were made to end the crisis. I was in the room documenting what happened. My son Byron Hume Kennerly recently interviewed me on video about the incident.

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The empty U.S Capitol Rotunda today from behind a statue of George Washington. This is sacred ground for our Democracy, and I never tire of the view or the feeling of optimism when I’m here. @cntrforcreativephoto #washingtondc #uscapitol #georgewashington @bobmcneelyphoto ...

First airplane flight since Feb 28, 2020. Nice to see Lake Powell and the Colorado River from above again! @cntrforcreativephoto #utah #colorado #ual ...

Happy Mother’s Day! Made this one at the #singaporezoo eight years ago. @canonusa #canonusa #orangutans @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost ...

Happy Mother's Day to Rebecca Soladay Kennerly who is the center of the Kennerly Boy's Circus. You are a brilliant, loving and influential force. We adore and love you! (took this in 2000) @rebeccakennerly @totallyeffnlost @nickkennerly @j_kennerly #mothersday #canonusa @canonusa ...

Happy 23rd Birthday to #3 son James Alden Kennerly @j_kennerly who continues to make a big splash in life! He has packed more into his last 22 years than most people do in a lifetime, and that's just the beginning. He's off to @universityofchicago for grad school this fall, and the start of another adventure. Love you James! (Good ole dad took this at Cook's Chasm in Oregon). @canonusa #canonusa @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost @nickkennerly @utnicky @rebeccakennerly #birthday #makingwaves @lordbyron #cookschasm #oregon ...

Squirrel noir. #marvista from my window today. #angles @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Ten years ago today they unveiled the statue of President Gerald R. Ford in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. He wouldn’t be happy about certain events that happened there lately, particularly on January 6. He was from the “you can disagree without being disagreeable” school. Class is out on that concept these days. @cntrforcreativephoto #history #uscapitol ...

Wade in the water. Fifty years ago I went to Vietnam to cover the war for UPI. It was a life changing experience, one that I wouldn’t have traded for anything. As a future lifelong news photographer, this was the headline of my generation. I had to go. Four classmates from my '65 senior class at West Linn High School in Oregon died there. They were with me in spirit, and I wanted to tell their story. (Photo by Matt Franjola) @cntrforcreativephoto @cfranjola #vietnamwar @utnicky @davidburnettfoto @totallyeffnlost #upi @pulitzerprizes ...

Sweet Holly in #santamonica #goldenretriever @cntrforcreativephoto ...

In the kitchen window at sunset today. @cntrforcreativephoto #backlit ...

I was in the oval office 51 years ago today, April 30, 1970, to document President Richard Nixon announcing that he was sending U.S. combat troops into Cambodia for the first time. As he made the statement several thousand American soldiers were moving across the border from South Vietnam to attack what Nixon described as “the headquarters for the entire Communist military operation in South Vietnam.” Overall it didn’t work out very well, most of them got away. @cntrforcreativephoto #vietnam #cambodia #nixon #history ...

t's #tbt ! Nothing worse than getting photobombed by Harvey Weinstein. Other than that @tomcruise enjoyed being with @hillaryclinton at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC during her successful run for the U.S. Senate in 2000. @cntrforcreativephoto #tomcruise #harveyweinstein ...

Lucy as a glam girl this afternoon. @totallyeffnlost @nickkennerly @j_kennerly #dog @cntrforcreativephoto @mmckinnon ...

Eight years ago today I was with David Rockefeller, 97, who was one of my favorite people. Took this in Williamsburg with my iPhone 5S using the Hipstamatic Tintype app. I thought the older look went well with the older gentleman! He died at 101. Good life. Good guy. @cntrforcreativephoto #williamsburg #davidrockefeller ...

The great @utnicky photographs the sunrise on the U.S. border with Mexico last week. @canonusa #canonusa @cntrforcreativephoto #sunrise #red @pulitzerprizes ...

Pig to go. Outside #nbcseafoodrestaurant in #montereypark #california today. @utnicky @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Earth Day at dawn on the US-Mexico border. San Luis, Arizona. @cntrforcreativephoto #sanluis #arizona #thewall #earthday @earthday_2021 @totallyeffnlost ...

A young Salvadoran girl looks into the United States from behind the border wall on the Mexican side in San Luis, Arizona yesterday. Her mother is reflected in her eye. They were taken away by the U.S. Border Patrol. @cntrforcreativephoto @utnicky #immigration ...

On the USA-Mexican border today in San Luis, Arizona, videoed this group of people behind the wall on the Mexico side trying to enter the U.S. Minutes later they peacefully surrendered to the Border Patrol. @cntrforcreativephoto @utnicky @weizhongqian2375 @donbartletti @totallyeffnlost #immigration #thewall ...

Windmills near Palm Springs this morning @utnicky @weizhongqian2375 ...