David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Feature Photography, and was President Gerald R. Ford’s chief White House photographer. He was named, “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography,” by American Photo Magazine. He won the Lucie Award for achievement in photojournalism and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Lake Erie College in 2015.
Kennerly was a photographer for UPI, Newsweek , Time & LIFE magazines, and has photographed every president from Johnson to Biden. He has covered thirteen presidential campaigns, including the 2016 Presidential campaign for CNN, and the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary.
Kennerly has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Sein Off: Inside the Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, and David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone.
He was appointed the University of Arizona’s first Presidential Scholar in 2019. His archives are housed at the Center for Creative Photography at the university alongside the collections of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Richard Avedon and many other photographers.