First Friday of each month 11am - 9pm
Additional hours by appointment.
December 23rd, 2015 – February 27th, 2016
St. Louis: A Chinese Perspective
This exhibition represents the work of sixteen photographers from Nanjing in May 2015 that IPHF hosted, and the visit celebrated our Sister City Collaborative with the Federation of the Arts photographers from Nanjing, China. This cultural initiative is a reciprocation of a visit that IPHF photographers made to Nanjing one year ago. The photographers visited St. Louis attractions and iconic sites where they had the opportunity to photograph nature, architecture, active sports, art venues and historical sites.
They took photographs of the Botanical Garden, Fox Theater, the Post Office, Arch, Courthouse, the Cathedral Basilica, Central West End, Ballpark Village Stadium, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis Art Museum, Kranzberg Art Center, the photo gallery at The Dark Room, historic Hermann and other places of interest.
Please visit IPHF for this special exhibition to experience this unique collaboration and arts relationship between St. Louis and Nanjing.
September 16, 2015 – February 27, 2016
Ernest H. Brooks II: The Silver Seas Project
The photographs in the Silver Seas exhibit are an extraordinary result of an exceptional career. Ernest H. Brooks II, often referred to as the Ansel Adams of underwater photography, spent some 40 years documenting the world’s ocean environments.
Brooks’ photographs provide a view into an underwater world that most people will never experience. They portray man peacefully coexisting in the undersea realm, enhancing the notion that humans are the only possible advocates for the sea. Through 35 beautifully reproduced black & white photographs, viewers can enter an underwater seascape that will leave them with a newfound appreciation for the world beneath the waves.
An online gallery can be viewed at http://www.erniebrooks.com/silverseasgallery/.
August 7, 2015 – September 30, 2015
Sound + Vision – An Art Tribute to Rock & Roll
Sound + Vision – An Art Tribute to Rock & Roll, The Dark Room’s next photography exhibition is on display from August 7th through September 30th and will celebrate its opening on Friday, August 7th, 2015 with a reception held by the artists (Abby Gillardi and Kenny Williamson), the International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum, and curator Jason Gray from 6-9pm during the First Fridays Art Walk in Grand Center.
At The Dark Room, Kenny Williamson’s explosive concert images of international music stars like Elton John, Taylor Swift, and K.I.S.S. illustrate the dynamic skill-set that have made Kenny into the official photographer for the area’s largest music venues. His work places the viewer at the frontlines of performances that have defined a culture.
Abby Gillardi’s images, in the same space, are testament to a spirit that is equal parts fan and insider, which has made her work highly sought out by local publications including Eleven Magazine and the Riverfront Times. These photographs express an intimacy and a reverence that are at odds. Meanwhile, commercial photographer John Paul Torno’s images of Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) communicate the true fan’s perspective, seen through the youthful eyes of someone whose vision is now a trusted commodity for its technical efficiency.
A partnership between Grand Center Inc., Ken Kranzberg and the International Photography Hall of Fame, The Dark Room is under the direction of managing partner Chris Hansen, director of theaters and events for the Kranzberg Arts Center.
615 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63013
Friday-Saturday: 4pm-12amSunday: Open on some Sundays during high theater season. Check social media & website for updates.
IPHF Installs 12 Hall of Fame Tribute Panels
The International Photography Hall of Fame installed 12 additional tribute panels to honor Hall of Famers in late July 2015.
“The spectrum of photography as a tool for science, communications, and creative expression has been made possible by the achievements of numerous pioneers which are recognized by the International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum. IPHF celebrates a selection of those inventors in a new section of the museum.”
Those Hall of Famers include: Henry Fox Talbot, William Henry Jackson, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gordon Parks, Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugene Atget, Berenice Abbott, Paul Strand, Edward Weston and Gertrude Kasebier.