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The David Hume Kennerly Archive – 50 Years of U.S. and World History, Acquired by the University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography


Spanning more than 50 years of history dating from 1965, the David Hume Kennerly archive features almost one million images, prints, objects, memorabilia, correspondence and documents. It includes iconic portraits of U.S. presidents, world leaders, celebrities and unknown individuals, as well as personal correspondence and mementos such as the helmet and cameras that Kennerly used while photographing the Vietnam War. The archive attests to the integrity of this news photographer’s career, as he trained his lens on history as it was being made—often providing exclusive documentation of momentous global events. Kennerly is among the most celebrated photojournalists of the modern era. His images have appeared in hundreds of publications around the world, including on the covers of Time, Newsweek and Life. He has photographed ten U.S. presidents from Lyndon Johnson to Donald Trump, and leading world figures as Queen Elizabeth II, Mikhail Gorbachev, Anwar El Sadat, Fidel Castro, Deng Xiaoping and many others. He also covered the two 20th Century presidential impeachment stories, Nixon’s and Clinton’s. “The extraordinary archive of photos by David Hume Kennerly is an asset for scholars,...

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