Getty Images contributing photographer David Hume Kennerly has been photographing on the front lines of history for four decades. He has covered eight wars, seven presidents, and has traveled to more than 140 countries along the way.
Kennerly’s photos of the Vietnam War won him the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, and he was White House photographer for President Gerald R. Ford. He has also won the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot Award for “Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad,” and first prizes in the World Press contest. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy as executive producer of NBC’s, “The Taking of Flight 847,” and NBC also made a movie based on his Vietnam experiences, which won the Emmy for “Outstanding Cinematography.”
He has been a contributing photographer for Time, Life, and John F, Kennedy, Jr’s George magazine. He has published several books of his work, “Shooter,” “Photo Op,” “Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld,” “Photo du Jour: A Picture-a-Day Journey through the First Year of the New Millennium,” and “Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford,” coming out this fall.
David Hume Kennerly was a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine for ten years, and was recently named, “One of the Most 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine. He is on the Atlanta Board of Visitors of the Savannah College of Art & Design, and is a member of the board of the Eddie Adams Workshop. He exclusively uses Canon digital cameras for his photojournalistic work.
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