Bullets, Baseball, and Men in Gray Suits


David Hume Kennerly has been shooting on the front lines of history for six decades. He has covered wars and the people who started them, major sporting events including the 1969 Miracle Mets-winning World Series, and every other kind of story imaginable. He has done portrait sessions with kings, queens, presidents, soldiers in the field, and Indonesian fishermen.

With the advent of the new technology, Kennerly has become an old dog who has has learned new digital tricks. As his editorial work receded, he turned his attention to the more creative and equally satisfying corporate and non-profit arena. While it might seem that the distance between capturing images from a world summit to creating a new series of Girl Scout cookie boxes might be light years apart, they aren’t. He understood that his skills as a news photographer and documenter of history provided an excellent foundation for other photographic endeavors.

In this video presentation, Kennerly shares these experiences, and passes along some great advice for anyone who is enthusiastic about photography and wants to become a better photographer.