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May 19, 2015 – TBD
Nanjing Style: Photographs from our Sister City
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibitions with Lead Exhibition Sponsor, Maryville University: “Nanjing Style: Photographs from our Sister City” opening in three locations: International Photography Hall of Fame, Kranzberg Gallery, and The Dark Room Wine Bar and Photo Gallery, all starting in May 2015.
The International Photography Hall of Fame celebrates our Sister City Collaborative with the Federation of the Arts Photographers from Nanjing, China. Sixteen Chinese Photographers will arrive on May 18 to spend a week visiting and photographing the St. Louis region. This cultural initiative is a reciprocation of a visit that IPHF photographers made to Nanjing one year ago. In anticipation of their arrival, IPHF will present the work of the guest photographers in four exciting exhibition venues. Prints are available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting IPHF.
March 13, 2015 – May 10, 2015
The Sister City Collaborative exhibition at Missouri Botanical Garden
The Sister City Collaborative: China at the Missouri Botanical Garden is an example of the broad collaborations and cultural initiatives that are the focus of the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Organized by IPHF, ten photographers representing St. Louis were invited to Nanjing, China to participate in the 2014 Nanjing Federation of the Arts Festival. This was the first time that photography was allowed into the important annual exhibition.
During their visit, the photographers documented both rural and urban life in China, and have produced a poignant glimpse into this global powerhouse of business and art. The Sister City Collaborative sponsors cultural exchange between other countries and the United States, and will continue in 2015 when ten photographers from Nanjing travel to St. Louis.
February 6, 2015 – August 30, 2015
St. Louis Architecture: A Proud Heritage
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) is pleased to announce: St. Louis Architecture: A Proud Heritage. St. Louis Architecture: A Proud Heritage will debut to the public on Friday, February 6th, and will be on display to the public through August 30th. The exhibition features the work of ten contemporary photographers who celebrate the architectural fabric and spaces St. Louisans inhabit for shelter, spirituality, work, recreation, and governance; as well as the relationship of those environments to the past, present and future of the city.
Visual essays by John Nagel discuss the antecedents of some buildings whose styles have been quoted locally and a partial survey of building heritage both lost and preserved. Artists featured: Greg Barth, Mark Appling Fisher, Debbie Franke, David Hanlon, Ken Konchel, Don McKenna, Alise O’Brien, Gary Tetley, and Richard Sprengeler.
This IPHF exhibition opens First Friday at Grand Center, February 6th. Admission is free on First Friday and open to the public. Join us for an opening reception from 6pm – 9pm.