David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for a portfolio of his photos from the Vietnam War, the Ali-Frazier fight, refugees from East Pakistan in India, and combat in Cambodia. Two years later, at age 27, he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal photographer. Kennerly was named, “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography,” by American Photo Magazine. He was a contributing editor for Newsweek, and a contributing photographer for Time and Life magazines. Kennerly has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, and David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone.
He covered the 2016 presidential campaign for CNN, and was a major contributor to their book, Unprecedented: The Election that Changed Everything. Kennerly received a Primetime Emmy Best Picture nomination as executive producer of The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story. He was producer of the four-hour 2014 Discovery Channel documentary, “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers,” about the White House chiefs of staff. Most recently he was executive producer of the CBS/Showtime documentary, “Spymasters: The CIA in the Crosshairs.” He was a member of the Pulitzer Prizes jury who picked this year’s photo winners. Kennerly is a Canon Explorer of Light, one of an elite group of photographers sponsored by Canon.
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