Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs is set to be posthumously inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Louis Missouri later this year.
Jobs’ induction will take place on October 28 along with seven other photography industry visionaries that “embody the spirit, artistry and innovation of modern photography.”
The committee says it included Steve Jobs in the hall of fame due to the “significant impact on the evolution of photography” that he made with products like the iPhone.
“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.”
The 2016 hall of fame class also includes famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, digital photography pioneer Graham Nash, as well as brothers John and Thomas Knoll who co-invented Photoshop.