The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) honored its 2017 class of Photography Hall of Fame inductees, and first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, at its 2017 Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony at .ZACK in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis. The IPHF annually awards and inducts notable photographers or photography industry visionaries for their artistry, innovation, and significant contributions to the art and science of photography. Honorees included: Kenny Rogers, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, photographer, and author, who received the 2017 IPHF Lifetime Achievement Award, the first of its kind awarded by the IPHF. Nine photographers or photography industry visionaries who demonstrate the artistry, passion and revolution of the past and present craft of photography were inducted into the Hall of Fame, including: Harry Benson, iconic portrait photographer, Ernest H. Brooks II, black-and white underwater photographer, Edward Curtis, photographer of the American West and the North American Indian, William Eggleston, pioneer of color photography, Anne Geddes, portrait and infant photographer, Ryszard Horowitz, pre-digital special effects photographer, James Nachtwey, photojournalist and war photographer, Cindy Sherman, conceptual portrait photographer, Jerry Uelsmann, photomontage photographer. Co-chairs for the evening were: Jay Perez, Bill Donius, Pat Whitaker and Dick Miles.