David Hume Kennerly Blog

Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford

By David Hume Kennerly | Mar 8, 2019

On March 26, 2019 an exhibition of my photos will open at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is the first-ever show of my time as President Ford’s chief White House photographer and is a vivid comparison between then and how things are now.  If you are old enough to […] Read More

Jonestown, a Personal Recollection

By David Hume Kennerly | Nov 19, 2018

Story and Photographs by David Hume KennerlyJONESTOWN — 1978: TIME cover by David Hume Kennerly Some anniversaries should be remembered, others you would rather forget. This one cuts both ways. Forty years ago on November 18, 1978, in a place carved out of a remote jungle in Guyana, over 900 people were murdered or committed […] Read More

David Hume Kennerly named University of Arizona’s First Presidential Scholar

By Rebecca Kennerly | Oct 4, 2018

Prolific political photographer David Hume Kennerly has been appointed as the first University of Arizona presidential scholar by President Robert Robbins, the school announced Tuesday. Kennerly won the Pulitzer Prize at 25 for his documentation of the Vietnam War and served as chief White House photographer for President Gerald Ford, among many other titles. The […] Read More

2016: A Campaign Like No Other

By David Hume Kennerly | May 11, 2017

I have photographed every presidential campaign since 1968.  Twelve of them.  The only one I didn’t cover was the election of 1972 when I was in Vietnam photographing the war. [Click below to view my Pulitzer Prize Portfolio, which includes many photos from Vietnam] My fifty years of coverage doesn’t make me an expert on […] Read More

Kennerly Archive

News from the David Hume Kennerly Archive

By Rebecca Kennerly | May 4, 2017

This month marks the two-year anniversary of our full-time push to turn David’s extraordinary collection of images documenting 50 years of American and world history and culture in to a living archive.  My husband, David and I, made the commitment in May of 2015 to focus our full attention and resources to this mammoth project.  […] Read More

Introduction of Kennerly Archive Project Archivist, Randa Cardwell

By David Hume Kennerly | Nov 1, 2016

Progress Report from the Kennerly Archive We are so fortunate to have been able to bring Randa Cardwell on to the Kennerly Archive team last year – a team that now numbers three, counting Rebecca, Randa and myself.  Randa graduated from UCLA with a Masters in Library and Information Sciences, with a subspecialty in digital […] Read More

Excited to see some of my creative work on display at Getty Images — even in an election year!

By David Hume Kennerly | Oct 15, 2016

The World Squared: A quirky little series looking at the world through the iPhone lens. View the collection on Getty Images: http://www.gettyimages.com/search/sets/yc_U48dMbU29embxmvICkQ#license

Read More

It Started With A Flood In The Basement

By Rebecca Kennerly | Oct 13, 2016

(image above is not the Kennerlys, but illustrate the dilemma) Most photo collections don’t start with a flood; they end that way. And, of course, the David Hume Kennerly collection didn’t actually start with the flood, but my role in it did. At the time of the flood, David and I had been married for less […] Read More

A Pulitzer Story

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 2, 2016

View Pulitzer Prize Portfolio The big announcement in the spring of 1972 came via a telex message to the United Press International office in Saigon where I was the photo bureau chief.  It read:  “01170 Saigon-Kennerly has won Pulitzer for Feature Photography, which brings congrats from all here. Now need effort some quotes from him […] Read More

Latest additions to @merriamwebster dictionary. I wonder if there’s a word for clowns who have an abnormal fear of a deep state? #clowns #deepstate ...

100 10

Back when diplomacy mattered. This week is the 41st Anniversary of the Camp David Accords that led to peace between Israel and Egypt. Here’s my pic of Israeli PM Menachem Begin, U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at Camp David. Begin and Sadat received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts, and Carter had the satisfaction of brokering this great achievement. #campdavidaccords #anwarsadat #menachembegin #jimmycarter #peace #diplomacy #campdavid ...

409 9

The #haydenplanetarium at the #americanmuseumofnaturalhistorynyc #nyc ...

64 1

At Nicola’s, my favorite #nyc dining spot, with #1 son Byron Kennerly @lordbyron Great evening in a place with tons of Kennerly history on the walls dating back over 40 years. Follow Byron on Instagram: @totallyeffnlost — You might regret it at first, but it grows on you, and he has a perpetually funny take on life! ...

131 4

The #59thstreetbridge aka Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge today. #nyc #newyorkcity ...

155 6

Sunset and moonrise over New Jersey yesterday #red #orange #moonrise #sunset ...

203 2

On July 4, 1976, the 200th birthday of our country, President Ford looked out the window of his helicopter at the World Trade Center. Today is the 18th anniversary of the attack on the towers. #911 #wtc ...

662 13

The Day After. On September 12, 2001, firemen and soldiers unfurl an American flag next to where the hijacked jet crashed into the #pentagon — It was an inspiring sight for all of us who were there. #911 ...

356 2

The #moon in a #cloud over #phoenix tonight. #phoenicianhotel ...

105 1

Taxiing to the terminal in #Phoenix yesterday, late afternoon. Only 100 degrees, but a dry heat... ...

139 2

In the room. My photograph of the secret and consequential meeting on this day, Sept. 5, 1974, 45 years ago, as President Ford discussed pardoning his predecessor Richard Nixon with, (L-R) Phil Buchen, Ford's chief counsel, Al Haig, chief of staff, and Benton Becker, Ford's emissary to Nixon. Right afterward Becker flew to San Clemente to negotiate with Nixon and his staff about the terms of the pardon. #history ...

280 7

Get Updates Sent To Your Inbox

Sign-up for Newsletter Archive Updates

  • We at Kennerly.com promise to never rent, sell or trade any information concerning our clients/partners/website visitors to any third parties.

Follow on Social Media