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In the Room — The Final Days of Vietnam

By David Hume Kennerly | Apr 27, 2015

Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona: David Hume Kennerly Archive. © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents In early 1971 United Press International assigned me to their Saigon bureau to replace photographer Kent Potter who was rotating out. On Feb. 10, 1971, Potter and three other photographers perished when their chopper […] Read More

April 9 lecture at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts

By David Hume Kennerly | Mar 17, 2015

University of the Arts – Philadelphia Paradigm Lecture Series • Connelly Auditorium • 1:00 – 2:30pm​Terra Hall 211 S Broad StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107CLICK HERE for more information​ This event sponsored by Canon

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Iwo Jima Photo Taken 70 Years Ago Today

By David Hume Kennerly | Feb 23, 2015

Joe Rosenthal’s photo of U.S. Marines raising the flag over Mt. Surabachi on Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, 1945 (Rosenthal/AP) Smoke, fire, and death captured by Joe during the Iwo Jima invasion (Rosenthal/AP) Marines hit the beach under heavy fire on Iwo Jima. Joe Rosenthal made several of these landings and lived to tell about it. […] Read More

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

WHO IS IN GRAND RAPIDS THURSDAY NIGHT?Besides me, that is…  Come on out for my talk for Norman Camera SEMINAR PRESENTED BY CANON EXPLORERS OF LIGHT PROGRAMDECEMBER 4, 2014 6PM-9PM AT CALVIN COLLEGE PRINCE CONFERENCE CENTERSPACE IS LIMITED!! CALL NORMAN CAMERA’S GRAND RAPIDS LOCATION AT 616-954-9920 TO RESERVE A SEAT OR SIGNUP ONLINE. ​ Column 2

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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

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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 ...

Really sad and upset that my friend Michael Hawley, the ringmaster of life has left us at 58. I met him when Rick Smolan and I appeared together at the 4th @egconf that Michael produced in 2011. He was an award-winning pianist, MIT professor, computer programmer, scholar, thinker, adventurer, photographer, a true Renaissance man. But most of all he was a loving friend, father, and husband. I took this photo of him and his son Tycho when I visited them in February. He was ill then, and fighting the cancer with everything he had. My only surprise is that he lost the struggle. A valiant and brilliant general was defeated, dead on the battlefield, but his life an inspiration for all of us that he touched. My love and sympathy goes out to his family, especially wife Nina You, Tycho, and daughter Choki. I'm so sorry he's gone. Michael was the best, and his spirit is with us forever. @cntrforcreativephoto @ricksmolan @carolguzy @davidburnettfoto @j_kennerly @totallyeffnlost ...

Dynasty. Donald Trump, Jr., the face of the new, not necessarily improved, Republican Party? Hey the base has to go somewhere after daddy is ejected. (Took this in NH in Feb.). @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Portrait of defeat. Clutching a crumpled MAGA hat Pres. Trump returns from his Tulsa mega-disastrous rally. The incredible moment by Patrick Semansky of @apnews is Pulitzer-caliber work that documents the beginning of the end of Trump’s presidency. @cntrforcreativephoto ...

On this #fathersday remembering my dad O.A. “Tunney” Kennerly, here in 1967 at 43 in West Linn, OR. He was the ultimate salesman, and taught me the art of selling people things they couldn’t live without, even though they didn’t realize that until they met him! He left us in 1994, but he’ll never be forgotten. @lordbyron @nickkennerly @j_kennerly ...

An artistic breath of fresh air on a #santamonica wall. Thresher shark and bee. @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Riding shotgun. A #frenchbulldog outside #peetscoffee in #santamonica this morning. @cntrforcreativephoto #centerforcreativephotography ...

Lucy meets Ripley. The rest is history. (No animals were injured making this movie). #losangeles @cntrforcreativephoto #dogs ...

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