Reporting Vietnam: David Hume Kennerly

David Hume Kennerly

David Hume Kennerly (Dirck Halstead/Time/courtesy David Hume Kennerly)

Photographer, United Press International

Arriving in Vietnam in 1971, photographer David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for his dramatic images capturing the quieter moments of war. He later became President Gerald R. Ford’s personal photographer.

“To me, that was more the war I saw, in terms of the day-to-day scene. I captured the loneliness and desolation of war.”

Kennerly will share memories of his experiences in Vietnam at a special invitation-only program May 21 at the Newseum. His time covering the war is featured in “Reporting Vietnam,” a new exhibit that marks the 50th anniversary of the start of America’s first televised war and explores the dramatic stories of how journalists brought news about the war to a divided nation.

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Contributing support for the “Reporting Vietnam” exhibit is provided by CBS Corporation, in memory of CBS News correspondent Bob Simon.

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