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November 6, 2014 – January 25, 2015
Eric Greitens: Strength and Compassion
Eric Greitens: Strength and Compassion brings together the best of the artist’s award-winning international humanitarian photography work with a striking series of the photographer’s reflections on the situations illustrated. Engaging photographs from Rwanda, Cambodia, Albania, Mexico, India, the Gaza Strip, Croatia, and Bolivia, are combined in this exhibition.
Though the photographs were taken in different countries and amid different struggles, a common theme emerges: even in times of great hardship and in the face of great evil, people with strength and compassion can live with courage. We see the unmistakable, sometimes irreparable consequences of violence and war, yet we also see the unmistakable, always inspiring power of men, women, and children who live through these trials with dignity and emerge with hope.
Eric Greitens is a Navy SEAL, award-winning author, Rhodes Scholar, and Founder and CEO of The Mission Continues. He speaks on living with resilience and leading with strength and compassion through adverse circumstances. His work as a social entrepreneur is transforming how America views our veterans. In 2014, Fortune Magazine named Mr. Greitens as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”. To learn more about Mr. Greitens, visit www.ericgreitens.com.
Eric Greitens: Strength and Compassion is co-curated by Board of Directors Vice President, Robert Bullivant, and Director of Exhibitions and Facilities, Jason Gray.
August 8, 2014 – November 30, 2014
A Heritage of Cameras
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) is pleased to announce it will be hosting an exhibition of vintage cameras at the Meeting Place, located at the exit of Concourse C in Terminal 1 at Lambert St. Louis International Airport. A Heritage of Cameras will debut to the public on Friday, August 8th, and will be on display to the public through November 30, 2014.
According to IPHF Executive Director John Nagel, “Photographs surround our daily lives by the thousands. We are literally bombarded with images throughout our lives. Photographs are taken for granted as tools of communication, and no words are required. Photography touches everyone, from all walks of life.”
Nagel notes, “But no matter the image, all photographs derive from a camera, and all cameras have certain features in common: a light-tight box with a window to emit light and a screen to record the exposure. The camera is the essential tool of photography.”
Historical Variations of Cameras
One aspect of the International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum collection featured in this special airport exhibition is the rich range of cameras representing the history of photographic tools in the medium of Photography.
Lambert St. Louis International Airport will display significant cameras in the six vitrines of the Airport Meeting Place, with explanatory background information illustrating the wide variety of camera solutions. The historically significant cameras in the exhibit were chosen from the more than 6,000 photographic items in the IPHF collection.
The IPHF’s camera exhibition was curated by Executive Director, John Nagel, with installation assistance from Don McKenna and Rosemary Nagel. This special exhibition at the St. Louis airport is being presented with generous support from several corporate partners of the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum – Cheri K. Combs; Tax Managing Partner, Deloitte; The Regional Art Commission and Lambert St. Louis International Airport.
Nagel notes, “Because Lambert St. Louis International Airport hosts 12 million travelers each year, this special exhibition opportunity is an important way that the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum can extend our reach outside of our Museum’s facility in Grand Center. IPHF’s A Heritage of Cameras at Lambert St. Louis International Airport will allow St. Louisans and travelers from around the world the opportunity to learn more about the importance of photography in their daily lives.”
For more information about the opening of the A Heritage of Cameras exhibition at Lambert St. Louis International Airport, or the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, please contact the Museum at 314-535-1999.