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Presentation by David Hume Kennerly

Join the Center for a special presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist David Hume Kennerly. Kennerly will present on his friendship and collaboration with Ansel Adams, offering a more personal look at the Center's co-founder. This presentation is a part of the 2018 Ansel Adams Public Celebration.

Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for his pictures from the Vietnam War, refugees from East Pakistan, combat in Cambodia, and the Ali-Frazier fight. Two years later, at 27, he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford's chief White House photographer. Kennerly was named, "One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography," by American Photo Magazine.

He was a contributing editor for Newsweek for more than a decade, 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, David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone, and he was a major contributor to CNN’s 2016 campaign book, Unprecedented: The Election that Changed Everything. 

In 1979 Kennerly’s photo of famed photographer Ansel Adams appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine, the first and last time a photographer was ever featured on the front of TIME.

In 2015 he was recipient of the prestigious Lucie Award for achievement in photojournalism. Kennerly received an honorary doctorate from Lake Erie College, and was their 2015 commencement speaker.

He is also an Explorer of Light, one of an elite group of photographers sponsored by Canon.  

Seating for this presentation is limited- please plan to arrive early.