David Hume Kennerly Edit Profile
A freelance photographer since 1977, primarily with Time magazine, Kennerly was personal photographer to President Gerald R. Ford from 1974 to 1977. Prior to that he was a contract photographer for Life and Time (1972-74), United Press International staff photographer (1967-72), staff photographer for Oregon fournal and Portland Oregonian (1966-67) and staff photographer for The Lake Oswego Review (1965-66).
In 1975 he was given the Wilson Hicks Award for excellence in reporting with camera. In 1972 he won a Pulitzer Prize for feature photography of the Vietnam war.
He authored Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford. Former First Lady Betty Ford said, "Extraordinary Circumstances is a wonderful record of the Ford Presidency.
Kennerly is a member of the White House Press Photographers Association.
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“Award-winning photographer Doug Menuez said, "The range of images and perfect moments add up to a master class of great photojournalism, timeless, classic and relevant. It feels very emotional, intimate, and worlds away from our current super-posed, photo-op political culture. What is truly amazing is how easy Kennerly makes the photography look.… Extraordinary Circumstances fills an important gap in American history from a rare talent given a ringside seat, it is an incredible achievement."”
- Gerald R. Ford - president
1965 - 1966
1972 - 1974
1974 - 1977