Today, August 19, World Photography Day, and as part of the celebrations as well as those for its 50th anniversary, the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum announced eight names that will be included in its prestigious Hall of Fame important names for the click world. Among them, there is no one less than everyone’s favorite CEO, Steve Jobs.
The main reason for the inclusion of Jobs, obviously, is his decisive participation in the creation of the iPhone, currently the most popular photography device in the world. About the decision, the museum states:
Steve Jobs was an American inventor and entrepreneur who co-founded Apple and led it to be the most innovative company in the world. Steve helped create products that revolutionized the creative world and became essential tools for designers, filmmakers, music producers and photographers. Passionate about photography at work and in his personal life, his deepest contribution to the artistic community and the world is the iPhone, which, in less than a decade, changed both the art of photography and the industry around it.
Among the other recipients of this recognition, is our celebrated photographer Sebastio Salgado. Also there are Photoshop creators John and Thomas Knoll, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, photographers Annie Leibovitz and Ernst Haas, and musician and photographer Graham Nash (from the Crosby, Stills & Nash set). A class beyond celebrities, undeniably.
The induction of the chosen ones will be concluded on October 28, when they will have their names recorded in the Hall of Fame located in St. Louis (Missouri, USA).