The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) has announced its 2016 class of Photography Hall of Fame inductees, and the late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is one of the eight inductees who will receive the honour this year, MacRumors reports. Inductees were selected by a nominating committee made up of IPHF representatives and distinguished leaders in the photography industry.
“Eight photographers or photography industry visionaries that embody the spirit, artistry and innovation of modern photography have been selected for induction”, announced IPHF on its 50th anniversary. “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,” said Patty Wente, executive director of the IPHF.
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. Below is the list of the eight inductees:
- 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
Inductions will be held at the Induction and 50th Anniversary Celebration Event on Friday, October 28 in St. Louis.