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Book Availability Update

By David Hume Kennerly | Dec 1, 2014

EXCITING NEWS!  The response to David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone has been so overwhelming that the First Edition is nearly sold out.  Here’s an update:• The Second Edition is on its way, so if your books are backordered, you should get them in time for the holidays.  And you can order any time from […] Read More

Appearing at Norman Camera on December 4

By David Hume Kennerly | Dec 1, 2014


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The Story Behind, “David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone.”

By David Hume Kennerly | Nov 25, 2014

In 2013, I challenged myself to take one or more good photos each day during the course of  the year. I wanted to get back to the basics of telling stories with a camera, so I pared down my formidable photo arsenal to a simple instrument: the iPhone 5s. I made that choice because it […] Read More

David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone Available Now

By David Hume Kennerly | Nov 14, 2014

Kennerly’s seventh book and first peek into his photography process is available in bookstores and online NOWSEE what all the buzz is about –READ Kathy M.Y. Pyon’s rave review in the Los Angeles Times​WATCH David share some tips from the book on Good Day L.A.​LISTEN to David on Rudy Maxa’s World on radio stations across […] Read More

My 9-11

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 11, 2014

The evening of September 10, 2001 I was having dinner with Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne in the VP residence. They were old friends from the President Ford days when I was the head White House photographer, and Dick Cheney was deputy chief of staff, then the chief after his boss Donald […] Read More

Warsaw Scenes

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 10, 2014

Here are some random snaps from my first full day in Warsaw. I strolled around the old city on a Saturday afternoon, a place jumping with tourists, and brides and grooms having their wedding photos taken, a local tradition. I came across a military ceremony that was honoring they fallen at the Tomb of the […] Read More

In the Room When Ford Pardoned Nixon

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 8, 2014

The following post contains several unpublished photos that I took of President Ford before, during, and after the pardon of Richard Nixon forty years ago today.Sunday, September 8, 1974 started off in a fairly routine fashion for President Gerald R. Ford. He attended St. John’s church just across Lafayette Square from the White House, then […] Read More

Warsaw – 39 years Later

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 7, 2014

My first trip to Poland was July 28, 1974 as President Gerald R. Ford’s White House photographer. He was the second U.S. President to visit the country, Richard Nixon was the first. Ford was given a full-on state ceremony, including a ride through the streets in an open car with Edward Gierek, First Secretary of […] Read More

The 100-Minute Photo Workout

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 3, 2014

Yesterday I gave myself a visual challenge: Shoot 20 or more unique, (and hopefully good), photos where I take pictures all the time, and do it in 100 minutes or less. (I had to be somewhere at 9 am!). This is similar to what I did every single day last year in pursuit of pictures […] Read More

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What a great job the @cntrforcreativephoto did with my photos on the mall in front of #oldmain this weekend! The rollout for the acquisition of my archive by the @uarizona was nothing short of spectacular. Thanks to the team at CCP and everyone at UAZ who made this happen. Photo by Rebecca Kennerly. ...

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Fun time last night where my three sons (L-R) @nickkennerly @j_kennerly and @totallyeffnlost celebrated the acquisition of my archive by @uarizona and @cntrforcreativephoto What a night, and I was happy to have the boys there along with @rebeccakennerly without whom two of them, and the archive acquisition wouldn't have happened! @jon.meacham #history Sponsored by @bankofamerica ...

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Outside the @cntrforcreativephoto new home of the Kennerly Archive! I’m the waving shadow on the left, accompanied by son Byron who is @totallyeffnlost here in #tucson Great night with @jon.meacham announcing the acquisition of my archive by @uarizona ...

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A banner day at the @uarizona in front of Centennial Hall heralding the talk that @jon.meacham and will give there tomorrow evening (Oct. 11). You’re all invited! Sponsored by my great friends at @bankofamerica ...

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Late afternoon at the #montagelagunabeach Beautiful spot in #socal ...

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Join me and @jon.meacham at Centennial Hall at the @uarizona in #tucson this Friday, Oct. 11, 7pm, for a rousing talk and picture show! @cntrforcreativephoto — Sponsored by my friends at @bankofamerica (Arrive early or you might not get in). Photo by Chris Richard ...

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I’m 47 years older than when this photo was taken of me in Vietnam in 1972 by Matt Franjola, but my attitude remains the same! Come join me and @jon.meacham at the @uarizona this Friday, Oct.11, 5 pm, Centennial Hall for a discussion about wars, politics, and heavyweight boxing. I will also show my pictures, and Jon and I will take questions. Show up early for free admission, first come, first served! @cntrforcreativephoto #ccp #photography #history ...

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Today @hillaryclinton posted a photo I took of her in 1974 when she was Hillary Rodman, a young lawyer working on the House Judiciary Committee that was in the process of drawing up articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon. Twenty-three years later, in 1997 when she was First Lady, I accompanied her to #tashkent #uzbekistan and several other countries in the area. We had a blast. HRC and I were both born in 1947, and to this day are still going full speed ahead! ...

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Today is the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. I was there 20 years ago when the tanks and troops moved through #tiananmensquare to celebrate the 50th. It was quite a show, and underscored the power of the PRC. #china #prc #military ...

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Just another morning at the #santamonicapier #blackandwhite #crow ...

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President Richard Nixon a few weeks before he resigned in 1974. The weight of #watergate was on him, and this moment through my lens struck me as an insight into his state of mind. The power of #photography ...

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Cool looking #flower I spotted today. Any idea what it is? Grows on a vine. ...

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My cartoonist friend @mikeluckovich hits it out if the park once again. Cheers, Mike! #history #foundingfathers ...

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The @nytimes carried this story from 44 years ago today that demonstrated, 1) President Ford was calm in the face of danger, and, 2) his White House photographer (me) displayed a dark sense of humor that unfortunately still persists! #history ...

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VP Pence under fire for traveling in the first motorcade in #mackinacisland MI history. He rode right through the place in an eight-car convoy. In 1975 President Ford used a horse-drawn buggy (my pic of him and the horses on right) in keeping with the island's now 123-year-old "no cars" rules. He was a Michigander who respected such things. I know, I know, the Secret Service made the veep do it, (they are always getting thrown under the buggy when PR goes bad). BUT. President Ford said no cars, and he was the boss... #historyfacts ...

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Back by popular request. Seven years ago today the Space Shuttle #endeavor flies by #santamonica prior to landing at #lax on it’s way to a permanent home at the #californiasciencecenter in #losangeles . This young gymnast at the beach provided the foreground. ...

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The hit #friendstvshow just celebrated the 25th Anniversary of their first episode. I took this of #jenniferaniston and #lisakudrow during the filming of their last season in 2003. @friends @lisakudrow ...

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