Kennerly up for NYT post

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Santa Monica photog David Hume Kennerly, a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1972 for Vietnam coverage and a contributing editor at Newsweek, is on the short list of finalists for the job of New York Times photography director, says Photo District News.

After 40 years of being a photographer, Kennerly says the drive to shoot pictures on a daily basis has subsided somewhat, and the timing is right for him to take on such a job. That said, the appointment, were it offered, would require Kennerly to uproot his family and leave behind the comforts of the West Coast.

"I live in California and right now I'm looking out my window at the Pacific Ocean," Kennerly says. "You don't get that kind of view on 43rd Street."

Kennerly, who did a stint as White House photographer in the Ford years, more recently has been known to contribute photos to the weekly Santa Monica Mirror - and to explain why at L.A. Observed.


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