Pulitzer Portfolio

David Hume Kennerly has been documenting history with his camera for fifty years. In 1972, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Feature Photography for work he created throughout 1971 – images from the wars in Vietnam, Cambodia and East Pakistan, as well as “The Fight of the Century” in New York City.

Since the day they were submitted to the Pulitzer committee for award consideration, these images were unable to be presented as a complete collection of photographic prints.  UPI, for whom Kennerly worked during 1971, changed hands many times.  Negatives were lost or misplaced in the process, including those of three of Kennerly’s Pulitzer Prize-winning images.  This portfolio exists today only because of the extensive preservation and organization work of the David Hume Kennerly Archive Project.  Learn more about the Kennerly Archive Project here:


  • * Twelve prints, including eleven from Pulitzer Prize portfolio and one of Kennerly taken by Dirck Halstead on the battlefield in Vietnam, the day after learning of the award
  • * Limited edition of fifty
  • * Hand-crafted silk box with the portfolio title and photographer’s signature embossed on the front.
  • * Archival double-weight Hahnemuhle 16” x 20” paper
  • * Personally signed and numbered on the front and the back by Kennerly. Each print has its edition number, name of the portfolio and description of the individual image laser printed on the back.
  • * Also included in the portfolio box is a letter of authenticity and the David Hume Kennerly’s “A Pulitzer Story”, his personal recollections and observations.


For pricing and additional information, please contact:

Rebecca Soladay Kennerly • Rebecca@kennerly.com