Additionally, Professional Photographers of America, the world’s largest non-profit trade association for professional photographers, has been named the recipient of the 2021 IPHF Leadership Award.
“The 2021 Hall of Fame inductees as well as the winner of the Visionary Award and the Leadership Award represent the best in the field of photography, and we are honored to include them,” said G. Robert Bishop, Chairman of the Board of enthronement. .
An exhibit showcasing the work of the inductees in 2021 will be open from October 30 to February 11, 2022. A permanent tribute to all Hall of Fame inductees remains on display in the museum’s 6,000 square foot gallery and exhibition space , alongside rotating exhibitions of IPHF Collections and partners.
According to the statement, the IPHF “was the only hall of fame in the world to honor major contributors to the artistic crafts and the science of photography” and “is the proud home of more than 2,000 historic cameras and 30,000 images “.
IPHF opened in Santa Barbara, California; later moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and in 2013 unveiled its current museum in Saint-Louis. Since 1965, the association has strived to preserve the art of photography and its contributions to modern civilization, educate people about its history, and continue to collect and exhibit objects and images from more than 500 artists. .
The nominating committee annually reviews people – dead and alive – who have made outstanding contributions to the art or science of photography, who have had a significant impact on the industry or history of the medium. “The  inductees, although very different in style and practice, are individually considered to be significant innovators in their respective fields, ”the statement read. “They are all risk takers who have introduced the world to new means of artistic representation and expression.