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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

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

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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President Trump was hit with two articles of impeachment today, and In the big irony department, 21 years ago this week, Bill Clinton appeared the day after the House Judiciary Committee unveiled two articles of impeachment against him. One said that he lied in his testimony before Special Prosecutor’s Ken Starr's grand jury, and the other that he abused the powers of his office and obstructed justice in the Lewinsky affair. Clinton was impeached by the full House Dec. 19, 1998, and acquitted after a Senate trial on Feb. 12, 1999. #impeachment #history #billclinton #kennerlyarchive ...

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The Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Trump today. I made this posed portrait two weeks after he won the 2016 election. It has become CNN’s go-to Trump pic, and has been used thousands of times by them. #cnn @cnn @cnnpolitics #trump #impeachment #history #justice ...

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A #gregoryain house and tree in #marvista #ain #losangeles #ainhouse ...

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The senior @senatorleahy and senior #photographer @davidhumekennerly meet in the U.S. Senate halls. Leahy was sworn in as a senator by VP Nelson Rockefeller on January 3, 1975. I’ve been in the picture-taking game since 1966. Together we’ve seen a lot of history! Picture by @senatephoto ...

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A Republican president, Ronald Reagan, and a Democrat speaker of the house, Tip O’Neill, working together 39 years ago. The beginning of the end of civility, and I’ve seen both sides of that equation up close and personally. ...

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All the storm #clouds aren’t in Washington. A big #cumulus over #losangeles today. #palm ...

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Today the House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing about impeaching President Donald Trump. One witness who will never appear there is Trump himself. 45 years ago there was a president who did sit before them. Gerald R. Ford. The first and last U.S. president to testify before that body since Abraham Lincoln. The subject was his pardon of Richard Nixon, and the Republican president showed up voluntarily to subject himself to interrogation by the predominantly Democratic body. Carl Bernstein, who along with his partner Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story said, “It turns out it really was a courageous and necessary act. Gerald Ford, I think partly being a member of Congress before he was vice president, understood how necessary it was for the system no longer to be so enmeshed in Watergate in such a way that it would go on for another couple of years.” It was heroic, and you don't see anything like it in Congress these days. My picture of President Ford shows him sitting by himself, listening to a question. He answered them all. #history #hero #kennerlyarchive ...

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“Separate checks, please!” #nunesgotcaught #adamschiff #devinnunes @totallyeffnlost #shitshow ...

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The #santamonica pier at #sunrise #santamonicapier @totallyeffnlost ...

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Good ole ‘54 Chevy pickup near the #santamonicapier this morning. #54chevy #santamonica ...

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A year ago today former President George Bush passed away. He was a friend of mine from the moment I met him in 1974. The L.A.Times used my portrait of him on page one, making it a fond photo farewell from me. ...

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Channeling my inner #uelsmann — Reflection in a puddle after the rain. #santamonica #reflections #puddle #noirvember ...

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President Nixon pardons turkey, gets the bird. The White House Rose Garden, #thanksgiving 1970. #kennerlyarchive ...

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One of my favorite Gahan Wilson cartoons: “My god, they’re heading for the delphiniums!” ...

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Gahan Wilson, 1930-2019. I made this of him with a Hasselblad in 2008 in Venice, California. Gahan told me, "This should be my farewell portrait." And so it is. #gahanwilson #cartoonist ...

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