Archives: Inductees

Joyce Tenneson

1945 –


Haunting, ethereal, mystical, – all of these words describe the photographic style of Joyce Tenneson.  Her photos command a complex and intense emotional response from the viewer, which has made Tenneson one of the leading photographers of her generation.


  • Joyce Tenneson will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame at a ceremony October 29th, 2021.

Larry Burrows

1926 – 1971


Larry Burrows began his career during one of the most exciting and harrowing times for photojournalists: World War II. Life Magazine’s London bureau hired 16-year old Burrows as a “tea boy,” essentially an errand runner for the staff. His first job gave him exposure to some of the world’s best news images. Soon, Burrows became a “shooter” in his own right, taking photographs of Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway and others. Burrows is best known for his nine years of work covering the Vietnam War. His photographs reveal the human perspective behind the fighting, the precise angle Life was looking for in their war coverage. Burrows often shot color film, while many of his counterparts used black and white exclusively. Color gave his images a greater sense of immediacy and a heightened reality.


  • Larry Burrows will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame at a ceremony October 29th, 2021.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

1951 –


American photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia emerged in the 1980s as part of a generation of photographers who sought to explore and challenge the boundaries of the medium. Over the past three decades, he has become known for his meticulously planned and executed photographs involving a variety of individuals, including friends, relatives, anonymous strangers, pole dancers, and street hustlers, among others. Deploying his subjects in preconceived yet seemingly random positions and contexts, diCorcia’s images are far from candid snapshots, but rather explore the tension between the casual and the posed, the accidental and the fated. At once documentary and theatrical, his work operates in the interstices of fact and fiction. As Bennett Simpson notes, “the essential affect of diCorcia’s work does not derive from traditional representations of empathy or closeness, but from the drama, contingency, and possible threat that occur ‘across an interval’…diCorcia has always been drawn to locations that roar and pulse with instability…his art is one of stripping away sentimentality to picture a grappling with experience.” 1


  • Philip-Lorca diCorcia will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame at a ceremony October 29th, 2021.

Professional Photographers of America

IPHF Leadership Award

Founded: 1868


Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world’s largest nonprofit photography association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers, with 30,000 creative members in more than 50 countries. PPA’s mission is simple: To create a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence. With more than 150 years of history, PPA’s long narrative parallels the origins of photography itself.


  • Professional Photographers of America will be honored with an IPHF Leadership Award Winner at a ceremony October 29th, 2021.

Joel Sartore

1962 –


Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow and founder of the National Geographic Photo Ark. He started the Photo Ark more than 15 years ago in his hometown of Lincoln, NE. Since then, he has visited more than 50 countries in his quest to create his photo archive of global biodiversity. Sartore has produced several books including RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, The Photo Ark, Animal Ark and The Photo Ark Vanishing.
In addition to the work he has done for National Geographic, Sartore has contributed to Audubon magazine, LIFE, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and numerous book projects. Sartore and his work have been the subjects of several national broadcasts, including National Geographic’s Explorer, NBC Nightly News, NPR’s Weekend Edition, Fresh Air with Terry Gross and the PBS documentary series, Rare: Portraits of the Photo Ark. He is also a regular contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show. Sartore graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in journalism.


  • Joel Sartore will be honored with the IPHF Visionary Award at a ceremony October 29th, 2021.

David Douglas Duncan

1916 – 2018


Born in Kansas City, Missouri, David Douglas Duncan attended the University of Arizona, where he studied archaeology. He eventually continued his education at the University of Miami, where his interest in photojournalism began in earnest as picture editor and photographer of the university paper. After college, Duncan began to freelance, selling his work to journals such as The Kansas City Star, LIFE and the National Geographic Magazine. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the Marine Corps, earned an officer’s commission, and became a combat photographer. He covered the Battle of Okinawa, and was on board the USS Missouri for the Japanese surrender. After the war, he was hired by LIFE magazine, for which he took some of the most well known photographs of the Korean War. Aside from his combat photographs, Duncan is known for his photographs of Pablo Picasso, to whom he had been introduced by fellow photographer Robert Capa. He published seven books of photographs on Picasso and was the only person allowed to photograph many of Picasso’s private paintings. Duncan died in June 2018 in Grasse, France, at the age of 102.


  • David Douglas Duncan will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame at a ceremony October 29th, 2021.