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>Photojournalism as Art

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David Hume Kennerly has 679 of his photos on display at the Hotel Lucia in Portland, Ore. In a hotel where every room has original art, the only "art" they mention by name in their brochure is Kennerly's.

Here's what it says: 679 Photographs of the twentieth century's most famous and infamous are on permanent display at the Hotel Lucia. All the work of Pulitzer Prixe winning photojournalist David Hume Kennerly.

I love that Kennerly was able to convice someone that his photojournalism could be worthy of display in this beautiful hotel. I love that not only did they use 12 of his photographs as the centerpiece art in their lobby, they display his work in most, if not all, of the rooms.

I am in complete awe of Kennerly's ability to convince important people of the value of his photojournalism. I think that skill alone is at least as valuable as his ability to shoot pictures.