David Hume Kennerly Blog

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

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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

On this day 42 years ago… August 9th

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 9, 2016

I remember August 9, 1974 less as the day President Richard Nixon left the presidency, but as the day Gerald R. Ford assumed it. The morning started on the South Lawn of the White House where I was assigned by TIME Magazine to photograph one of the most dramatic events in U.S. history. This was […] Read More

DAVID HUME KENNERLY ARCHIVE PROJECT – Why Now?

By David Hume Kennerly | Jul 29, 2016

Every so often, I wake up in the middle of the night from a recurring nightmare. In it, I am watching the final scene of Citizen Kane. The camera slowly glides over hundreds of boxes and crates in a giant dark warehouse, a room that stretched to infinity. Then, the lens settles on a box […] Read More

CNN Special: Covering 50 years of presidential politics by David Hume Kennerly

By David Hume Kennerly | Jul 1, 2016

A witness to history: 50 years of presidential politics Editor’s note: CNN has partnered with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly to cover the 2016 election. Kennerly has spent 50 years photographing U.S. politics. At age 27, he became the youngest chief White House photographer when he started working for President Gerald Ford. The opinions […] Read More

From the Kennerly Archives

By David Hume Kennerly | Dec 16, 2015

In early 1971 ten million refugees streamed into India from East Pakistan to escape political and religious persecution. The total number of displaced people from that conflict is estimated at twenty million, fleeing from one of the most concentrated acts of genocide of the twentieth century. I covered that refugee crisis for UPI. When I […] Read More

Kennerly Remarks Accepting 2015 Lucie Award

By David Hume Kennerly | Oct 29, 2015

    Thanks Ann Curry! We both graduated from Oregon high schools, and also started our professional careers there–it was a great launching pad! My love to my wife and business partner Rebecca and son Byron who are here, and also to my other two boys Nick and James who aren’t due to their educational responsibilities back […] Read More

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At former First Lady Betty Ford's funeral nine years ago today in Palm Desert, CA. with First Lady Michelle Obama, former First Ladies Rosalynn Carter, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and former President George W. Bush. Missing Mrs. Ford, she was one in a trillion. @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Now that the music gigs have slowed up, @nickkennerly is auditioning for the World’s Deadliest Catch. In #waldport #oregon today catching crabs. @cntrforcreativephoto ...

In a galaxy not so far away. The interior of a wave splashing in #yachats #oregon #canonusa @canonusa #5dsr 100-400mm at 400. @cntrforcreativephoto @nickkennerly ...

Talent behind glass. @nickkennerly plays his guitar with the Pacific Ocean reflected in the window. #yachats #oregon @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Spooky Sunset II. #yachats #oregon #canonusa @canonusa @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Great day crabbing with @nickkennerly in #waldport #oregon We caught 5 nice crabs, and they were great eating. @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Making a splash at #cookschasm in the #oregoncoast @nickkennerly @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Great day with @nickkennerly playing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in #yachats #oregon #music @cntrforcreativephoto ...

One flew over the #greatblueheron — a #seagull slides by the big bird on the rocks at #yachats #oregon this morning. #centerforcreativephotography @cntrforcreativephoto @canonusa #canonusa Taken with #5dsr 100-400mm at 400. ...

Something to crow about. A #whitecrownedsparrow near #hecetaheadlighthouse @canonusa #canonusa #5dsr #100-400mm at 400. @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Charlie Daniels was best known for his fast fiddling, and especially his hit, "The Devil Goes Down to Georgia." I took this of him at a Billy Graham Crusade in Oklahoma City in 2003 where he was singing, "I'll Fly Away." Charlie flew away today, he was 83. #charliedaniels @cntrforcreativephoto ...

New neighbor offshore. A #whale exhales #yachats #oregon @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Another spectacular #sunset in #yachats #oregon @cntrforcreativephoto #centerforcreativephotography @nickkennerly @totallyeffnlost @j_kennerly #seagull ...

Halloween on the #4thofjuly The sun peeks through coastal clouds as it sets, creating a spooky effect off the coast of #yachats #oregon yesterday. @cntrforcreativephoto #centerforcreativephotography ...

Waterworks and fireworks. A big wave splashes on the rocks as a pyrotechnic display goes off in the background in #yachats #oregon Taken with #iphone11pro using night function. @cntrforcreativephoto #centerforcreativephotography @johnrodphotography @totallyeffnlost ...

Happy 4th of July! On this day in 1976 as we celebrated the Bicentennial of our country, I was with President Ford when he, 1) attended church at St. John's in Washington (and didn’t hold a bible over his head for a photo op), 2) delivered a speech in Valley Forge, signed a scroll affirming a recommitment to the nation's democratic ideals, then climbed atop a covered wagon to greet the crowd, 3) Gave a speech in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia where he said, "Success in that final struggle for independence . . . was due to the strength and support of ordinary men and women who were motivated by three powerful impulses: personal freedom, self-government, and national unity." 4) Stood on the deck of the USS Forrestal and then the USS Nashville in New York Harbor to greet the tall ships of Operation Sail representing 15 countries 5) Watched the biggest fireworks show ever from the Truman Balcony at the White House. It was quite a day. A non-partisan day. I was glad to have been a part of it. @cntrforcreativephoto ...

On the Oregon Coast #siuslawnationalforest pretending to be Ansel with an #iPhone @cntrforcreativephoto #blackandwhitephotography ...

Beautiful #mtshasta yesterday as I heading north @cntrforcreativephoto #blackandwhitephotography @totallyeffnlost ...

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