Mitzi Ilagan | Fotograpiya
Steve Jobs does it again.
Chosen “for their artistry, innovation and significant contribution to the art or science of photography,” the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum includes Jobs for this year’s awardees.
Need more to explain? Well, we all know about Steve Jobs’ and iPhone’s relation. And we all know that aside from digital cameras, iPhones are used and well-loved by many for its features since 2007. The camera itself, plus related software and apps used for photography, has paved the way for more convenient and creative means of shooting. Jobs, through the Apple iPhone, has helped change the way photography is being used, processed and utilized.
“Steve Jobs was an American inventor and entrepreneur who co-founded Apple and led it to become the world’s most innovative company,” says the Hall of Fame. “Steve helped create products that revolutionized the creative world and became essential tools for designers, filmmakers, music producers and photographers.”
“Passionate about photography both in his work and personal life, his most profound contribution to the artistic community and the world is the iPhone which, in less than a decade, has changed both the art of photography and the industry around it.”
IPHF recognizes and celebrates photographers and professionals who, through their industries, have contributed to help shape and define modern photography. “This year’s inductees represent the perfect combination of innovation and artistry; bridging photography’s pioneering past with its fantastic future,” says Patty Wente, executive director of the IPHF. This year also marks IPHF’s 50th anniversary.
The other 7 awardees include:
- Annie Leibovitz – an American portrait photographer who was the first woman to have an exhibition at the national Portrait gallery in 1991. She took the famous portraits for Demi Moore’s and Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair covers and Queen Elizabeth’s portrait series.
- Ken Burns – an American documentary filmmaker who produced and directed The Civil War, Jazz, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, and Jackie Robinson. His style in cinematography (panning across then zooming in) was added in iMovie and Final Cut Pro (Ken Burns Effect).
- John Knoll – the chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic and co-creator of Adobe Photoshop and the inventor of Knoll Light factory.
- Thomas Knoll – an American software engineer who co-created Adobe Photoshop. He also created the Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop, the develop module for Adobe Lightroom, and the DNG file format.
- Ken Nash – a renowned photographer, collector of photography and digital imaging pioneer who founded Nash Editions, a fine art digital print company. One of his first published works, Nash’s 1969 portrait of David Crosby, is now in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
- Ernest Haas is one of the most celebrated and influential photographers of the 20th Century, and considered one of the pioneers of color photography. He has worked for Life, Vogue and Look and is responsible for museum exhibitions and publications such as “Ernst Haas, Color Photography” (1989), “Ernst Haas in Black and White”(1992) and “Color Correction” (2011).
- Sebastião Salgado -a renowned documentary photographer and photojournalist known for his long-term social documentary projects. Among his works is Genesis (2013), an eight-year expedition to more than 30 countries to rediscover the mountains, deserts, oceans, animals, and people.