Pulitizer Prize photojournalist visits campus May 16

David Hume Kennerly

David Hume Kennerly

David Hume Kennerly, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and former presidential photographer, will speak 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the Youngstown State University.

Kennerly, a producer of Barack Obama: The Of­ficial Inaugural Book, won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War and went on to become President Gerald R. Ford’s personal White House photographer. Kennerly has been a photographer for Newsweek, Time & Life, and George magazines. American Photo Magazine named him “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography.” He also

Kennerly Vietnam

This photo was part of a portfolio that won David Hume Kennerly the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Feature Photography in 1972. A lone GI in Vietnam “captures the loneliness and desolation of war,” read
Kennerly’s 1972 Pulitzer citation.

authored the definitive photographic volume on President Gerald Ford, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford. An Emmy-nominated film producer, Kennerly is currently producing a four-hour documentary for the Discovery Channel about White House chiefs of staff, titled “The Presidents’ Gatekeep­ers,” which will air this summer. He has had exhibitions of his work at galleries and museums around the world, including the Smithsonian and the Annenberg Center for Photography. He has had five books of his work published, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, and Extraordinary Circumstances.

View his photos at http://www.kennerly.com/.

The event is free and open to YSU students, faculty, staff and the public and will be in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. For more information, call 330-941-3086 or e-mail mahartup@ysu.edu.