INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM OFFERS FREE ADMISSION AND EXTENDED HOURS FOR FIRST FRIDAY

St. Louis (DECEMBER 3, 2013) – The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) announces it will offer FREE ADMISSION and extended hours in conjunction with First Fridays Grand Center. On Friday, December 6, 2013, the IPHF will be open from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm and will be free to the general public on this day only.

IPHF is among the many institutions in Grand Center which offer free access to St. Louis’ cultural assets on the first Friday of each month. For more information on First Fridays visit www.firstfridaysgrandcenter.com.

A cash bar and live music by Nick Gussman will start at 6:00 pm. Listen to a preview of Nick Gussman’s music online at www.nickgusman.bandcamp.com.

Metered street parking is available on the street along Olive Street and neighboring streets. Visitors may also take advantage of numerous parking lots in the Grand Center district.

On View Now

The IPHF welcomes two new Classic Portraits by photographer Yousuf Karsh. Albert Einstein, 1948 and Pablo Casals, 1954

Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) was an Armenian-Canadian portrait photographer who resolved to photograph “those men and women who leave their mark on the world”. Karsh is best known for photographing a scowling and defiant Winston Churchill. His portraits include the likes of Albert Einstein, Pope John XXIII, Queen Elizabeth, Pablo Picasso, Helen Keller, Ernest Hemmingway, Joan Miro, Anna Magnani, Elizabeth Taylor and thousands more.

Karsh’s photographs are included in the IPHF permanent collection and he was inducted into the Photography Hall of Fame in 2003.

These two portraits replace the previously displayed Georgia O’Keefe, 1956 and Winston Churchill, 1941 and will be on display until January 25, 2014.

“We anticipate rotating images in the classics corner throughout our regular exhibition calendar and hope that every time you visit the Museum you will see something new,” says IPHF curator Mark Bosworth.

Classic Images from the IPHF Permanent Collection are on view until January 25, 2014 including motion images from Edward Muybridge and Harold E. Edgerton and the iconic Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico by Ansel Adams.

The Past, Present and Future of Nature Photography exhibition runs until January 25, 2014, and explores the world nature photography. This vivid exhibition is comprised of work from several artists including Hall of Fame inductee Peter Dombrovskis, Missouri Department of Conservation photojournalist Noppadol Paothong, and select images from the National Geographic Young Explorers (ages 20-28) and North American Nature Photography Association High School Scholarship Students (ages 14-19).
To learn more about the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum please visit www.iphf.org

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