St. Louis, MO—The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) appointed Jason Gray as the director of Facilities and Exhibitions. Gray has served the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum as a member of the Exhibitions and Collections committees since the museum opened in 2013. He has additionally contributed his time and talents to IPHF as a curator for the recent exhibitions “Anna Kuperberg’s South Side” and “St. Louis Shoots: Contemporary Street Photographers from St. Louis.”
“Jason brings a high level of competency to IPHF,” said John Nagel, IPHF’s executive director. “His ability to attend to the many installation demands we face with each exhibition is matched by his curatorial skills. His expertise in handling works of art complements his professional preparation and knowledge of historic and contemporary photographic artists. He is a superb asset to IPHF.”
Gray is also the author of the blog “Hours of Idleness,” which was named the Best Arts Blog by the Riverfront Times in 2013. Furthermore, he is the creator of Photo Flood Saint Louis, an organization designed to enhance and promote the local photography community, and to provide a photographic map to the city. Gray is also a digital photography instructor in the Continuing Education program of St. Louis Community College.
Previously, Gray worked with the Saint Louis Art Museum as an art preparator and as the Photography and Image Rights manager, where he assisted in the installation of the museum’s diverse objects and oversaw its collection photography and image distribution.
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit 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 it is the 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, at 3415 Olive Street. iphf.org