In honor of the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum's (IPHF) 50th anniversary and World Photo Day, the IPHF announced 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 have been selected for induction, including Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who is described as a “technology pioneer.”
Inductees were selected by a nominating committee made up of IPHF representatives and 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.
"As we look ahead to the next 50 years of the IPHF, we are honored to continue to recognize and celebrate photographers and industry professionals that have made significant contributions to the profession, helping to shape and define modern photography," says Patty Wente, executive director of the IPHF. "This year's inductees represent the perfect combination of innovation and artistry; bridging photography's pioneering past with its fantastic future."
The IPHF is the a global organization 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 professionals.
Inductions will be held at the Induction and 50th Anniversary Celebration Event on Friday, Oct. 28, in St. Louis, Mo. In addition to the late Jobs, inductees include: Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker; Ernst Haas, 20th century professional photographer; 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; and Sebastião Salgado, documentary photographer and photojournalist.