David Hume Kennerly - 2015 Honoree: Achievement in Photojournalism
“Kennerly is honestly a photographer’s photographer.”
. . . Kathy M.Y. Pyon, The Los Angeles Times, Oct. 23, 2014
David Hume Kennerly is considered a master storyteller by his colleagues, and has been shooting on the front lines of history for decades. He was one of the youngest winners of the Pulitzer Prize.
The Roseburg, Oregon native won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Feature Photography for his previous year’s work that included photos of the Vietnam, Cambodia, and India-Pakistan Wars, and the Ali-Frazier fight in Madison Square Garden. In 1976 he was awarded two first prizes in the World Press photo contest for pictures from the final days of Cambodia. He has been presented with numerous other honors, including the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot Award for, “Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad,” for his coverage of Reagan and Gorbachev’s historic first summit meeting in Geneva. American Photo Magazine. Named him “One of the Most 100 Most Important People in Photography.”