David Hume Kennerly has been ‘in the room’ for many of America’s generation-defining moments. At 25, he was the one of the youngest people to ever win a Pulitzer, for his work on the Vietnam War. He took the iconic photo of Joe Frazier knocking down Muhammad Ali. He has photographed a staggering 10 Presidents of the United States. His body of work belies an unmatched depth of experience.
At this stage in his career, David has devoted himself to educating the next generation of photographers, politicians, artists, and American citizens. When he was putting together a marquee keynote event to mark the University of Arizona’s acquisition of a large portfolio of David’s work, he came to Red Thread to produce the event.
We developed the content and run of show, designed a unique graphic treatment, created a dynamic open video and speaker reel for promotion, and managed the logistics of the event on the day itself.
Working with David was a pleasure and honor. His images remind us of the power of art and the immediacy of our country’s history, and inspire us all to become active observers in our still-nascent democracy.