In a career of more than 50 years in photography, David Hume
Kennerly has been present at and documented many notable moments
of the 20th century: Nixon’s famous farewell from the White
House, the Ali-Frazier fight of 1971, combat during the Vietnam
War, and RFK's speech just before his assassination. James Earl
Jones once said of this photographer's presence at history in
the making, “David Hume Kennerly is like Forrest Gump, except he
was really there.”
At age 25, Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Feature
Photography. He is a Contributing Editor for Newsweek Magazine,
and has traveled to more than 140 countries on assignment. From
1974-1977, he had the honor of serving as President Gerald R.
Ford's personal photographer.
As a Canon Explorer of Light, Kennerly regularly travels
all over the country to discuss his career. Canon Explorers of
Light are an elite group of highly-accomplished master
photographers who share their unique experiences and insights on
their art form. Their lectures and travel are generously
subsidized by Canon.
The College of Communication and the Arts at the University of
Toledo is composed of the departments of Art, Communication,
Film/Theatre, and Music. CoCA is proud to be able to present
this guest lecturer, who works at the intersection of the arts