Kennerly Events

Created to share our world of photography with the public, events include lectures, book signings, print viewings, and more.

David Hume Kennerly: One Year Later, presented by Bank of America [Virtual Event]

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:00pm

Can photographs affect our understanding of politics? What is life like as a photojournalist during an American election year? How does photography begin to capture the impact of pandemics and protests?

In October 2019, the University of Arizona and the Center for Creative Photography announced the major acquisition of the David Hume Kennerly Archive. Kennerly, who won a Pulitzer Prize at the age of 25 and became President Gerald Ford's official White House photographer two years later, has provided an intimate view of politics and world events for newspaper and magazine publications, and television broadcasts, for over fifty years. Kennerly was also named the first Presidential Scholar under University of Arizona President Dr. Robert Robbins.

Hear from photojournalist David Hume Kennerly in this in-depth conversation with CCP Director, Anne Breckenridge Barrett, on the challenging and timely topics of 2020, including the coverage of American campaigns, political leadership, and moments of crisis. Together they will reflect on the year since Kennerly's archive came to UArizona, and share selections from Kennerly's newest work to enter the collection.

This free virtual event will stream live on YouTube and Facebook on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 5:00pm. Direct links coming soon.

David Hume Kennerly: One Year Later Details

In the Room with David Hume Kennerly Featuring Jon Meacham Presented by Bank of America

Join us for this major evening event at Centennial Hall to celebrate Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly’s groundbreaking new relationship with the University. This event brings together two Pulitzer Prize winners; Kennerly and his good friend and former colleague at Newsweek, historian Jon Meacham. Together they will probe the dynamic effect that only photography can have on the way we feel and understand our world. David Hume Kennerly, former White House photographer and University of Arizona Presidential Scholar, has documented history for more than fifty years, creating iconic images of wars, politics, sports, celebrities and everyday life. Don’t miss the exhibitions of Kennerly's photography that will be displayed throughout the UA Mall and Old Main.

Tickets for this event were FREE, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:00 pm on October 11, 2019, the evening of the event. 

Watch a recording of this event online through C-SPAN.

In The Room Details

CCP Unframed: David Hume Kennerly, Expanding Archival Legacies

The Center for Creative Photography announced this fall that the David Hume Kennerly Archive will be joining over 200 other archives of significant individuals and institutions in the field of photography at the CCP. CCP Unframed: David Hume Kennerly, Expanding Archival Legacies brings together iconic images by David Hume Kennerly with highlights from the CCP’s collection, including Ansel Adams, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, W. Eugene Smith, and Edward Weston. A selection of physical and digital materials from the CCP’s renowned archives will be presented on the second floor in the Volkerding Study Center, and the Digital Imaging Unit will share the technology and strategies used to digitize the fine art and archival holdings at the CCP. This special program is free and open to everyone. 

This event is on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Center for Creative Photography.

CCP Unframed Details