The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum has officially announced that it will be inducting Apple’s co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, into its illustrious halls of famous people.
Jobs will be posthumously awarded the induction into the international Photography Hall of Fame and Museum’s Hall of Fame, alongside a series of other well-established names in specific fields, on October 28. There will be a total of eight new names into the Hall of Fame on that date, including the documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, the co-creators of Photoshop, John and Thomas Knoll, digital photographer and singer-songwriter, Graham Nash, documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado, and photographers Annie Leibovitz and Ernst Haas.
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum induct these names, and many others in the past, for those who have pushed photography forward in one way or another. In the case of Steve Jobs, it’s about the iPhone, and how prominent the smartphone camera has become due to its launch.
“Steve Jobs was an American inventor and entrepreneur who cofounded Apple and led it to become the world’s most innovative company. 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.”
Steve Jobs will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 28. Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011.[via MacRumors; IPHFM]