Preserving the past.

Fostering the future.

Since 1965.


The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum honors those who have made great contributions to the field of photography and preserves historic photographs to share with the world.


Building on the Past, Moving into the Future

IPHF is pushing forward in new directions by building on our past. We are pushing forward with plans to expand our membership and participation worldwide. At the same time, we are committed to continuing to honor individuals by inducting them into the hall of fame, curating a collection of their works, providing education programs, and building unique photography competitions with global participation.
While having a Gallery to call home in St. Louis had many benefits, it didn’t contribute to our ability to grow globally and we chose to not renew our lease at the end of 2022. Since then, we have been focusing on more web based educational programming with lectures and workshops on Portrait, Landscape and Architectural photography and spirited discussions on topical issues like A.I. Photography with classes discounted or free for members. In the future, plans include sponsoring and co-branding new web and in person programs in diverse geographic locations suited for the topic or presenters.
“We are also pushing forward with photography competitions, which extend our reach internationally and provide additional sources of income,” noted Bob Bishop, newly elected Board of Directors Co-chair. “Our access to Hall of Fame members as judges helps raise our visibility globally and locally, he said.”
IPHF also intends to initiate a new galley program as soon as feasible, starting with exhibitions of inductees’ work and current traveling shows. The Board of Directors is committed to Honoring individuals of note who’ve made significant contributions to the art, science, and craft of photography and have leveraged the medium for betterment of humanity and the world as a whole. For the interim we are housing the offices of IPHF and preserving its collection in a secure location in St. Louis, MO.


Statement of Inclusion

The International Photography Hall of Fame believes that the photography community prospers when we work together. We support all photographers and reject discrimination based on age, race, disability, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation and expression.
We recognize and embrace our similarities and differences, encourage opportunities to learn from our members, and cultivate inclusive communication and multicultural skills for the betterment of the photography community.

To educate the public about photographic history; collect, exhibit and preserve historical items and images; and honor significant contributors to the evolution of the art and science of photographic imaging.

Stephen Bruns

Director of Operations

Andrea Tanzi

Social Media Manager

Amy Burger

Media Relations

A celebrated board of leaders passionate about preserving and honoring the art of photography.

G. Robert Bishop

Vero Beach FL/Co-Chair

Mark Braun

St. Louis, MO/Co-Chair

Elizabeth Sanjuan

Delray Beach, FL/Secretary

Scott Kurkian

Atlanta, GA/Treasurer

David Capes

St. Louis, MO

Robert George

St. Louis, MO

Rob Grimm

St. Louis, MO

Ken Kranzberg

St. Louis, MO

Dick Miles

St. Louis, MO

Robert Wagner

Oklahoma City, OK

When the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) association created the Photographic Art and Science Foundation, their largest goal was promoting the history of art and industry. In 1965, that mission led the Foundation to establish a permanent dedication to recognize historic photographers and inventors. In 1977, the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum was created.

  • 1965
  • The Photographic Arts and Sciences Foundation (PASF) is born. The next decade focused on adding to a growing collection of historic prints, cameras and equipment.
  • 1977
  • The International Photography Hall of Fame (IPHF) doors first open in Santa Barbara, California – as part University Museums at the Brooks Institute of Photography.
  • 1983
  • The IPHF relocates to the Kirkpatrick Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • 2013
  • After the IPHF’s largest capital campaign to date, a new museum opens in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Today
  • The IPHF mission continues sharing the art of photography, with thousands of photographs from more than 500 artists in a permanent collection.
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As part of the international efforts behind IPHF, the Sister City Collaborative is bridges culture between sister cities, St. Louis, Missouri, and Nanjing, China. Tim Hermann, CEO, board chairman and owner of Collins&Hermann, has been the greatest influence on establishing this cultural exchange. He lives most of the year in Shenzhen, China, and pushed for the creation of an outreach program. With collaboration from St. Louis World Trade Center and the Nanjing office of Sister Cities, IPHF is now able to host groups to explore St. Louis and learn more about the city through the lens of photography.


Special thanks to sponsors of the Sister City Collaborative,

Anna Harris, Joseph Trad, Tim Hermann, Jay Nathanson, the Kranzberg Gallery and these generous organizations