Pulitzer winner sells prints, starts scholarship

Pulitizer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly, right, and Bryan DePoy, dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication, mug next to Kennerly's photo of Ed O'Neill.

Pulitizer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly, right, and Bryan DePoy, dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication, mug next to Kennerly’s photo of Ed O’Neill.

YSU has a new scholarship, and this one is in the name of a Pulitzer Prize winner.

David Hume Kennerly, whose coverage of the Vietnam War earned him the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Feature Photography, was on campus earlier this month to showcase and sell photos that appear in his newest book, David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone.

Proceeds from the sale, amount to $25,000, are being kennerlyused to establish a scholarship for YSU photography students in Kennerly’s name.

“YSU is an outstanding school that has an exceptional staff and an impressive student body,” said Kennerly, recognized by American Photo Magazine as “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography.” “Every time I visit I’m made to feel like one of the Penguins, and I’m happy to be a part of such a vibrant colony.”

Kennerly, who lives in Santa Monica, Calif., has shot more than 50 major magazine covers, has covered stories in more than 100 countries, is the author of seven books and has been the executive producer of several television movies and documentaries.

YSU will continue efforts to build the scholarship over time through the sale of the remaining prints by Kennerly, which are available in person and through the Art Department’s website, www.ysu.edu/art.