If O.J. Had Only Called Me, is a 40-year retrospective of Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly’s work that opens at Frank Pictures Gallery at Bergamot Station on January 31st. The photographs are on display from January 20th through April 3, 2010. The show includes rare vintage photographs along with modern prints of Kennerly’s work chronicling the last third of the 20th Century and the first decade of the 21st. Many photographs in the exhibit that Kennerly took are inscribed to him by some of the personalities who changed the world between 1966 and 2010.
Kennerly has been shooting on the front lines of history for more than 40 years. He has photographed eight wars, as many U.S. presidents, and has traveled to dozens of countries along the way. At 25, the Roseburg, Oregon native won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War, and two years later was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal photographer. He was named, “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine. Kennerly recently produced and was a principle photographer of, Barack Obama, The Official Inaugural Book.