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David Hume Kennerly, George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, United States Presidents Gather Two Weeks before Barack Obama’s Inauguration, Oval Office of the White House, Washington, D.C., 2009. Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona: David Hume Kennerly Archive. © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents
Marshall Foundation and University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography are teaming up to bring back the Dave Hume Kennerly: Witness to History- Pop Up Exhibition for Tucson Festival of Books weekend.
Including 63 images by photojournalist David Hume Kennerly (b. 1947), the exhibition shows the Pulitzer-prize winning photographer’s breadth of subjects. Included are his early political pictures of Robert Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford; entertainment images including Mick Jagger, Miles Davis, and Jerry Seinfeld; sports figures Mary Lou Retton, Mohammed Ali, and Carl Lewis; recent political figures President Donald Trump, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and former President Jimmy Carter; and news events including a space shuttle lift off, presidential inaugurations, and a chilling view of the Penatgon on 9/11.
Kennerly has documented momentous events for newspaper and magazine publications, and as photographer to President Gerald Ford, for over fifty years. His photographs bring us closer to the world leaders who made the news, and to those impacted by their actions.
The pop-up exhibition will complement an exhibition of 25 of his fine art prints on display outdoors at Main Gate Square and inside Tucson Marriott University Park hotel. The exhibitions features a tender view of Arizonan Linda Ronstadt, profound pictures of Vietnam soldiers, an early color portrait of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and Kennerly’s prize-winning frame of the Mohammad Ali-Joe Frazier fight. The public is invited to enjoy the exhibition beginning on March 10th and running through Tucson Festival of Books weekend until March 15th.
ABOUT DAVID HUME KENNERLY
For over fifty years, photojournalist David Hume Kennerly has provided an intimate view of politics and world events. At age 25 he became one of the youngest winners of the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism. Kennerly’s 1972 Pulitzer award for Feature Photography included images of the Ali v. Frazier World Heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Garden, the wars in Vietnam and Cambodia, and East Pakistan refugees fleeing into India. Two years later Kennerly was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s chief White House photographer. His photos have appeared in dozens of magazines, including on the cover of Time, Life, and Newsweek. For ten years he served as a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and for the media network Politico. He has worked as a contributing photographer for Time and Life magazines, as well for as John F. Kennedy, Jr.’s George magazine.
ABOUT CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
The Center for Creative Photography is recognized as one of the world’s finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography. The Center opened in 1975, following a meeting between then University President Dr. John Schaefer and world-renowned photography Ansel Adams. Beginning with the archives of five living master photographers—Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Frederick Sommer—the collection has grown to include 270 archival collections. Among these are some of the most recognizable names in 20th century North American photography: Lola Álvarez Bravo, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Weston, and Garry Winogrand. Altogether there are over eight million archival objects in the Center’s collection including negatives, work prints, contact sheets, albums, scrapbooks, correspondence, writings, audiovisual materials and memorabilia. In addition to whole archival collections the Center also actively acquires individual photographs by modern and contemporary photographers. There are currently more than 110,000 works by over 2,200 photographers. A library of books, journals, and exhibition and auction catalogs including many rare publications plus an extensive oral history collection complements the archival and fine print collections. The combined art, archival, and research collections at the Center provide an unparalleled resource for research, exhibitions, loans, and traveling exhibitions.
The Center has a full schedule of exhibitions, programs, and events designed to deepen an understanding of how the medium impacts society. For more details, as well as information on Center membership and ways to get involved visit ccp.arizona.edu/home.
ABOUT MARSHALL FOUNDATION
Marshall Foundation, established in 1930 by Louise Marshall, seeks to enhance the lives of the citizens of Tucson, AZ and Pima County through its support of charitable and educational institutions. The Foundation focuses its community giving on early childhood through undergraduate education and supportive wrap-around social services to aid underserved populations in attaining education. Marshall Foundation also funds projects, programs and scholarships at the University of Arizona, including post-secondary levels. For more information, please visit marshallfoundation.com.
ABOUT MAIN GATE SQUARE
Main Gate Square, between Park and Euclid Avenues on University Boulevard, features more than 20 retailers and 30 restaurants near the University of Arizona. Main Gate merchants validate parking for the Tyndall Garage Monday through Friday after 5 p.m. to midnight (all parking fees incurred prior to 5 p.m. are the customer’s responsibility). For more information visit maingatesquare.com or call 520-622-8613.
NOTE: Due to Tucson Festival of Books weekend, parking in Tyndall Ave Garage will not be free on March 14th and 15th. Free limited area street metered parking is available on weekends.