David Hume Kennerly – Five Presidents, The Oval Office

Five Presidents, The Oval Office - 2009

(L-R) Former President George Bush, President-elect Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter in the Oval Office, January 7, 2009.

David Hume Kennerly (b. 1947, USA) won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War, and was President Gerald R. Ford’s personal photographer. American Photo Magazine named him, “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography.” He contributed to Newsweek, Time & Life, and George magazines.

He has published the books: Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, and, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford. Kennerly has shot major campaigns for New York Presbyterian Hospital, Bank of America, The Girl Scouts of America, and others. He was executive producer of Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book.

Kennerly is on the Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, and the Atlanta Board of Visitors of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His archive is at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin.



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