David Hume Kennerly Blog

Ford Sworn In as President 40 Years Ago Today

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 9, 2014

Gerald R. Ford is sworn is as the 38th President of the United States at noon on August 9, 1974. When Gerald R. Ford assumed the presidency on August 9, 1974 he declared that, “Our long national nightmare is over.”  In the short term I suppose he was right, but his own personal nightmare began […] Read More

Forty Years Ago Today–Nixon’s Farewell

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 9, 2014

Column 1 Nixon looks at White House for last time as president before boarding helicopter. Column 2 Nixon departs after resigning, contact sheet Nixon resigning, and leaving the White House forty years ago today, was one of the top five stories that I’ve covered in my career as a photographer. The others, in no particular […] Read More

40 Year Anniversary of Nixon Resignation

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 7, 2014

”‹Kennerly’s observations on CBS This MorningCapturing the last days of Nixon’s controversial presidency AUGUST 17, 2014, 8:43 AM |Friday marks the 40-year anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation after his role in the Watergate cover-up was exposed. Ben Tracy talks with two men who captured behind-the-scenes moments in photographs and audio, revealing more about those […] Read More

Sneak Peek at Some of My New iPhone Book Photos

By David Hume Kennerly | Jul 30, 2014

Here are three photos from my new book, “David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone,” that is coming out this fall. The project is my attempt to share a bit of what I’ve learned in my decades of being a professional photographer in the hope of passing along some of my techniques so that others can […] Read More

30 Years Ago at Los Angeles Olympics

By David Hume Kennerly | Jul 30, 2014

Coach Bela Karoli lifts up Mary Lou Retton after she won a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics in L.A. I moved to Los Angeles in 1984 to cover the Olympics and to attend the American Film Institute directing program in the fall. I haven’t left!

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On the iPhone Sneak Peek

By David Hume Kennerly | Jul 23, 2014

In stores in October.  Click here for more info and to pre-order    

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Gallery of Great Vietnam Photos

By David Hume Kennerly | Jun 20, 2014

These are some of the best from friends, colleague and  my fellow Vietnam War photographers, most of them now gone:  http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/19/world/gallery/iconic-vietnam-war-photos/index.html?sr=sharebar_facebook

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New York Area appearances – June 25 & 27

By David Hume Kennerly | Jun 16, 2014

Two David Hume Kennerly Events Sponsored by Canon Camera Explorers of Light B & H Photo Manhattan 4-6pm Wednesday, June 25”‹The B&H Event Space is located on the second floor of the B&H Super Store, located at 420 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001. More info or register”‹Unique Photo Expo6-8pm Friday, June 27”‹ ”‹Unique Photo Superstore123 […] Read More

Bush at 90

By David Hume Kennerly | Jun 14, 2014

CIA Director George Bush during Lebanon crisis in 1976. The former president turned 90 two days ago, and is still going strong. I first met him 40 years ago, and he has always been one of my favorite politicians (and people!).

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Upcoming Appearances

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If you haven’t seen the ducks herded through the lobby of the #peabodyhotel in #memphis you have missed a #weird life experience! #peabodyducks #centerforcreativephotography #ducks ...

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The #peabody at dusk, #memphis #centerforcreativephotography ...

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The pulpit where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I've Been to the Mountain Top” speech, April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple Church of God in Christ Headquarters in Memphis. It was his last. The following day, King was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel. #memphis #mlk #martinlutherking #centerforcreativephotography ...

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Rocking out at #bbkingsbluesclub in #memphis tonight with BB King’s All-Star Band #bbkingsallstarband #music ...

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Tourist in front of #sunstudio in #memphis where #elvispresley and #johnnycash made there first recordings— The Home of Rock and Roll! #history ...

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Ed O’Neill this morning in #santamonica Monica after completing 11 seasons and 250 episodes of Modern Family. Congrats Ed! #modernfamily #edoneill #centerforcreativephotography ...

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Seventy five years ago today, Joe Rosenthal photographed U.S. Marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima. That photo is one for the ages and is an inspiration to all of we news photographers who came after him. I wrote about Joe, who died in 2006 at 95, in a WWII magazine, and also gave a eulogy at his memorial service. One of my thoughts was, “This image will ring through the ages alongside the work of Mozart and Rembrandt and Hemingway. Joe captured the heart and soul of what it means to be a Marine in a picture embodying the essence of Americans. His photo is the symbol of freedom, and the man who took it, a son of immigrants, represents us all.” I loved the guy, he was a modest and wonderful man. His most prized possession was not his famous photo, but a letter from the Commandant of the Marine Corps hanging on his spare apartment wall that named him an honorary Marine. RIP Joe, you were the best of the best. @pulitzerprizes #marines #centerforcreativephotography ...

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The Wilkes Bros, Donald and @stephenwilkes dropped by the Kennerly maison this morning. I’m still seeing double! #stephenwilkes ...

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Another view of Minoru Yamasaki’s #centuryplazatowers in #centurycity #losangeles — #minoruyamasaki also designed the World Trade Center towers in #nyc ...

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The #centuryplazatowers by Minoru Yamasaki #losangeles #architecture #MinoruYamasaki ...

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My all-time favorite photographer #anseladams meets with my all-time favorite president and first lady, Gerald and Betty Ford outside the Oval Office in 1975. Ansel would have been 118 today, he was 75 then. @cntrforcreativephoto #centerforcreativephotography ...

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Today (02/20/2020) is the 118th birthday of the great #AnselAdams. I made this of him when he visited the White House in 1975 at age 75! #centerforcreativephotography @cntrforcreativephoto ...

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In the hood. A #gregoryain #marvista home on Beethoven St this afternoon. #ain #architecture #losangeles ...

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On this President’s Day, the greatest and first, George Washington. On the campus of @utaustintx five years ago #georgewashington #history ...

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Editing through last week’s pics from New Hampshire, this one captures the spirit of @elizabethwarren quite nicely. She is a human exclamation point! #lebanonnh #newhampshireprimary #elizabethwarren ...

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Avery’s attitude. This morning at #peetscoffee in #santamonica #cute #frozen2 @dawnprez ...

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Six years ago yesterday #presidentobama was at the #sunnylands Estate in #ranchomirage
where he met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. A friend said that every Obama pic posted can be construed as trolling trump, so I went back and found a better quality image! (Nobody trolls trump better than @petesouza44 I’m in the minor leagues compared to him!) @petesouza

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A favorite early iPhone4 pic from nine years ago today #santamonicapier #santamonica ...

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A prescient moment? The @abcnews debate before the #newhampshireprimary voting. @berniesanders won the Primary, @pete.buttigieg was #2, @joebiden #5 and @elizabethwarren finished in 4th place.(@amyklobuchar finished a strong 3rd, but missed this pic!). It pays to look back through your pics. #history #centerforcreativephotography ...

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