Collections

See our collection

Focused on the 19th and 20th Centuries, the IPHF collection spans works of art and the cameras and equipment behind them. Pieces from our collection rotate in and out of exhibition so there’s always something new to see.

Photographs and Images

On your next visit, walk around and explore the neighborhood. The Grand Center area of St. Louis is a cultural hub, filled with internationally recognized theaters, museums, art galleries and other performance centers. Then enjoy food and drinks at some of the highest-rated restaurants in the country – all within a few blocks of IPHF. If you’re visiting from out of town, contact Hotel Ignacio for special discounts.

Noted Photographers

  • Ansel Adams
  • Ernst Haas
  • Jim Alinder
  • Jason Hailey
  • Ruth Bernhard
  • George W. Harris
  • Margaret Bourke-White
  • Yousef Karsh
  • Ernest Brooks II
  • Dorothea Lange
  • Oraien Catledge
  • Edward Muybridge
  • Peter Dombrovskis
  • Nicholas Orzio
  • Harold Edgerton
  • Sebastiao Salgado
  • Harold Ellickson
  • William Speer
  • Adolph Fassbender
  • and more.

Cameras and Equipment

In addition to art from Hall of Fame Inductees, IPHF preserves the equipment behind photography. From cameras to darkroom and studio tools, the collection includes a wide range of pieces that document the evolution of photography.

Noted Pieces

  • Kodak
  • Edison Projecting Kinetoscope
  • Polaroid
  • Magic Lanterns
  • Graflex
  • Praxinoscope Theatre

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