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. We hired the incomparable archivist, Randa Cardwell to help guide the project and together we have turned this spectacular collection into an archive that tells the story of a generation.
But even though we launched the project officially, David and I have worked at gathering and organizing the historic contents of his life’s work for nearly two decades. This project has been all-consuming, rewarding and powerful. We have unearthed many clues about who we are as a generation and how we got to where we are today. David and I are excited that these wonderful photographs and treasures might soon be available to future generations for study, research and appreciation.
While this project has been fantastically rewarding, it has also been difficult and expensive. To help fund our work, we created a portfolio of the eleven images that comprised his 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Feature Photography. These images had never been able to be presented together before now. In fact, the portfolio only exists today because of the work we’ve done on the archive.
Since the portfolio was made possible by the Archive Project work, we decided to set aside the first ten portfolios in the edition of 50 to help fund the completion of this important project. Only three remain for purchase and they are only available through this private offering.
Please contact me for more information about acquiring the David Hume Kennerly Pulitzer Prize Portfolio and helping us complete this important project.