First Posted: 03/31/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 04:20 PM ET

David Hume Kennerly A Forty Year Photographic Retrospective, 1970-2010 opens this Sunday at the Frank Pictures Gallery, in Santa Monica's Bergamot Station.

"When I look at all those places and all those people in these photographs, it's hard to believe I did that," David Kennerly says. "I never get over that feeling."

The Pulitzer Prize winning photographer throws open the vault and shows off a collection of remarkable breadth with surprising flashes of humor. "I've been accused of having a wry eye," he admits. "Who would have thought Henry Kissinger could be funny?"

In the slideshow below, Kennerly gives us a look inside his personal archives.

Ansel Adams and David Kennerly, Carmel, 1979
Kennerly photographing Ansel Adams for a TIME cover story in 1979. Kennerly and Adams became good friends, and Kennerly’s photo of Ansel that appeared on the cover of the magazine was the only occasion a photographer has ever appeared there. Photo by Alan Ross
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