David Hume Kennerly
Wherever history has happened for over 40 years, David Hume Kennerly has been there to document it with a vision and eye for capturing the most poignant moments in a way that is almost uncanny.

David spent two years in Vietnam literally in the line of fire, recording some of the most emotional and controversial events this country has ever experienced. His work there garnered a Pulitzer Prize.

Upon returning home, he and his camera were present from the student protests to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy; from Nixon's rise and fall to the healing years of Ford and Carter; from the first attempts at Middle East diplomacy to the advent of Reaganism and the crumbling of the Soviet Union; from the Clinton and Bush dynasties to an exploration of life in America during the year after 9/11; all the way to the most important events of the past few years.

Along the way, David served as President Ford's personal White House photographer and has stayed close with the family and continued to document their life since.

It seemed only natural that he was the ideal person to capture the amazing stories that are unfolding at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Stories that, in their own way, are poignant and significant in the evolution of the human saga. David had never done a project like this before. We asked. Fortunately, he said yes.

Glioma Facts

Glial cells, the most common cells in the brain, make up the brain's supportive tissue and are the main source of central nervous system tumors. Tumors that arise from these cells are called gliomas. The most common kind of glioma is called an astrocytoma because it arises from a kind of glial cell called an astrocyte. Half of all primary brain tumors are glial cell tumors, and three quarters of gliomas are astrocytomas.