International Photography Hall of Fame inducts seven 'risk takers' – STLtoday.com

Two golden snub-nosed monkeys at Ocean Park Hong Kong, photographed by Joel Sartore for “The Photo Ark”
David Douglas Duncan’s photo of Marine Capt. Francis “Ike” Fenton receiving reports of dwindling ammunition as  Marines try to hold off North Korean forces in the Naktong River area in Korea, September 1950.
Members of 1st Marine Division carry their wounded during the Vietnam War, photographed in 1966 by Larry Burrows.
When Jacob Philadelphia touched President Barack Obama’s head after the boy’s friends told him his haircut was just like the president’s, Pete Souza captured the moment in 2009 in the Oval Office.
Fine art photographer Joyce Tenneson’s “Sunflower in Motion”
Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s photo “Ike Cole, 38 years old; Los Angeles,” 1990-1992. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner
Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s photo “Marilyn, 28 years old, Las Vegas,” 1990-1992. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner
Sally Mann, “Lisa and Tab,” 1983. Silver gelatin print, 10×8 inches. © Sally Mann. Courtesy Gagosian.
 
Some of the best photographers in the world will have work on display here starting Oct. 30, the day after they are inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum.
The exhibition ranges from journalistic images of war to more abstract or aesthetic works.
Joyce Tenneson will be among the inductees this year into the International Photography Hall of Fame. The virtual induction and awards ceremony will be streamed Oct. 29. Other honorees include Dawoud Bey, Larry Burrows, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, David Douglas Duncan, Sally Mann, Pete Souza, Joel Sartore and the Professional Photographers of America. 
There’s an image of Princess Diana’s famous dance with John Travolta at the White House (1985) and another of artist Pablo Picasso in his bathtub (1956). A koala and her babies are shown in Australia, and a simple sunflower moves in the light.
Pete Souza photographed Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta in 1985 at the White House.
“There’s a diversity of images,” says lead curator Donald McKenna. “Two photographers are combat photographers. That work is pretty dramatic. I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily a decorative piece you’d put on your wall.”
But visitors to the hall of fame can see and admire them on the museum’s walls, taking in photographs that vary from lovely to compelling or ambiguous.
The institution inducts seven new members in its hall of fame Oct. 29 in what is also a fundraising event.
Initially, the event was expected to be in person, with tickets starting at $250. But fears over pandemic travel prompted a change of plans: This year’s ceremony is live, virtual and free to watch (with an Eventbrite ticket).
New members to the hall of fame are Dawoud Bey, Larry Burrows, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, David Douglas Duncan, Sally Mann, Pete Souza and Joyce Tenneson. Joel Sartore will receive the institution’s first Visionary Award, and the nonprofit group Professional Photographers of America is being honored with a Leadership Award.
“Viva Picasso,” photographed in 1956 by David Douglas Duncan, shows artist Pablo Picasso in his bathtub
The honorary chairman for the ceremony is musician Graham Nash, who is also a photographer, collector and member of the hall of fame.
Others will introduce individual photographers, providing insight into their work, says Patricia Wente, the hall of fame’s president. “I’m hoping this is the last virtual event.”
One well-known honoree is Souza, who was the chief photographer during President Barack Obama’s years in the White House. Souza has published at least two bestsellers, “Obama” and “Shade.” He gained an Instagram following during the tumultuous term of President Donald Trump by juxtaposing Trump’s tweets with photos of his more mannerly predecessor. On exhibit will be a photo of the two men after Trump’s election.
A federally threatened koala with her babies at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, photographed by Joel Sartore for “The Photo Ark”
Sartore, who receives the Visionary Award, has his own lesser-known ark of subjects, documenting rare animals around the world. Some of his images include animals living at the St. Louis Zoo (and seen in coffee-table books such as National Geographic’s “The Vanishing Ark”).
Fine art photographers such as Tenneson and Mann have been exhibited around the world. Mann’s photographs of her children growing up, and of adolescent girls, have both intrigued viewers and drawn debate over whether they sexualized their subjects. McKenna described her photos as “poignant,” noting she still works with an 8-by-10 view camera and prints in black and white.
Bey’s portraits of Black sitters generated interest starting in the 1970s with his traveling exhibit “Harlem, USA.” Later, introducing his work, the Whitney Museum of America Art said, “Bey views photography not only as a form of personal expression but as an act of political responsibility” and that he insists photography “it is an ethical practice requiring collaboration with his subjects.”
Sally Mann, “Deep South, Untitled (Fontainebleau),” 1998. Tea-tones gelatin silver print, 40 x 50 inches. © Sally Mann. Courtesy Gagosian
Collaboration likely was less discussed when inductee Burrows, who was born in London, was in combat zones. Perhaps best known for his Vietnam War photos printed in Life magazine, Burrows died in 1971 when his helicopter was shot down over Laos.
Another combat photographer, Duncan, was born in Kansas City. He joined the Marine Corps after the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II, and his work includes images from Korea and Vietnam. Through photographer Robert Capa, Duncan met Picasso and published seven books of photos of the artist. Duncan died in 2018 at age 102.
Wente, who leaves choosing the inductees to a committee, says nominations can be made by anyone, including through the museum’s website. With the hall of fame’s newest additions, it will have 115 members, and the induction committee has strived for a cross-section of honorees and types of photography, she says.
“A Girl With Knife Nose Pin,” by Dawoud Bey, Brooklyn, 1990.
The institution also has a collection of more than 30,000 images and 2,000 cameras.
All nominees for the hall of fame were considered “based on the noteworthy contributions they made to the art or science of photography that had a significant impact on the photography industry and/or history of photography,” the hall of fame says.
“The inductees, though widely differing in style and practice, are individually seen as significant innovators in their respective fields. They are all risk takers who introduced the world to new means of artistic representation and expression.”
What International Photography Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Exhibition • When Ceremony at 6 p.m. Oct. 30; exhibition open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Feb. 12 • Where International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, 3415 Olive Street • How much Exhibition is $5-$10; free to members • More info Induction ceremony tickets at eventbrite.com; iphf.org
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Two golden snub-nosed monkeys at Ocean Park Hong Kong, photographed by Joel Sartore for “The Photo Ark”
David Douglas Duncan’s photo of Marine Capt. Francis “Ike” Fenton receiving reports of dwindling ammunition as  Marines try to hold off North Korean forces in the Naktong River area in Korea, September 1950.
A federally threatened koala with her babies at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, photographed by Joel Sartore for “The Photo Ark”
“Viva Picasso,” photographed in 1956 by David Douglas Duncan, shows artist Pablo Picasso in his bathtub
Members of 1st Marine Division carry their wounded during the Vietnam War, photographed in 1966 by Larry Burrows.
Pete Souza photographed Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta in 1985 at the White House.
When Jacob Philadelphia touched President Barack Obama’s head after the boy’s friends told him his haircut was just like the president’s, Pete Souza captured the moment in 2009 in the Oval Office.
Fine art photographer Joyce Tenneson’s “Sunflower in Motion”
“A Girl With Knife Nose Pin,” by Dawoud Bey, Brooklyn, 1990.
Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s photo “Ike Cole, 38 years old; Los Angeles,” 1990-1992. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner
Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s photo “Marilyn, 28 years old, Las Vegas,” 1990-1992. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner
Sally Mann, “Lisa and Tab,” 1983. Silver gelatin print, 10×8 inches. © Sally Mann. Courtesy Gagosian.
 
Sally Mann, “Deep South, Untitled (Fontainebleau),” 1998. Tea-tones gelatin silver print, 40 x 50 inches. © Sally Mann. Courtesy Gagosian
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