ST. LOUIS, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At its Induction and 50th Anniversary Celebration Event held over the weekend, the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) inducted its 2016 class of Photography Hall of Fame inductees. Eight photographers or photography industry visionaries that embody the spirit, artistry and innovation of modern photography were inducted, including:
- Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker
- Ernst Haas, 20th century professional photographer
- Steve Jobs, former Apple Inc. chairman and CEO and technology pioneer
- John Knoll, co-creator of Adobe Photoshop
- Thomas Knoll, co-creator of Adobe Photoshop
- Annie Leibovitz, portrait photographer
- Graham Nash, creator of fine art digital printing, photographer and musician
- Sebastião Salgado, documentary photographer and photojournalist
Inductees were selected by a nominating committee made up of IPHF representatives and distinguished leaders in the photography industry. To be eligible, inductees must have made a notable contribution to the art or science of photography, having a significant impact on the photography industry and/or history of photography.
The IPHF is the only organization worldwide that recognizes and honors those who have had a significant impact on the evolution of photography. Past inductees to the Photography Hall of Fame include Ansel Adams, George Eastman, Edwin Land, Edward Steichen, and 65 other esteemed professionals.
As a Hall of Fame and Museum, the IPHF has work from more than 500 artists, 6,000 historical cameras and more than 30,000 photographs in its permanent collection. More information on the International Photography Hall of Fame and inductees can be found at www.iphf.org.
About the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to celebrate the achievements of the inventors, pioneers, and pivotal artists throughout the history of photography. The IPHF has preserved the art of photography and its contribution to modern civilization since 1965, and is the proud home to over 6,000 historical cameras and 30,000 images. The IPHF is located in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information, please visit www.iphf.org.
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