IPHF Inducts Photography Visionaries

IPHF Inducts Photography Visionaries

International Photography Hall of Fame inductees include Ken Burns, Ernst Haas, Steve Jobs, John Knoll, Thomas Knoll, Annie Leibovitz, Graham Nash and Sebastião Salgado


St. Louis, MO—At its induction and 50th anniversary celebration event held over the last weekend in October, the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) inducted its 2016 class of Photography Hall of Fame honorees.

Eight photographers or photo industry visionaries that embody the spirit, artistry as well as the innovation of modern photography were inducted:

· Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker
· Ernst Haas, 20th century professional photographer
· Steve Jobs, former Apple Inc. chairman/ CEO and technology pioneer
· John Knoll, cocreator of Adobe Photoshop
· Thomas Knoll, cocreator of Adobe Photoshop
· Annie Leibovitz, portrait photographer
· Graham Nash, creator of fine art digital printing, photographer and musicianiphf-50th-ann-logo
· Sebastião Salgado, documentary photographer and photojournalist

A nominating committee made up of IPHF representatives as well as leaders in the photo-imaging industry selected the inductees. 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.

Additionally, past inductees to the Photography Hall of Fame include Ansel Adams, George Eastman, Edwin Land, Edward Steichen and 65 other esteemed professionals.


The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to celebrate the achievements of the inventors, pioneers and also pivotal artists throughout the history of photography.

The IPHF has preserved the art of photography and its contribution to modern civilization since 1965. It is home to more than 6,000 historical cameras and 30,000 images. It also has work form more than 500 artists in its permanent collection. The IPHF is located in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri. iphf.org