St. Louis and the History of Photography
St. Louis is a city rich in history, which locals are proud to espouse. However, most residents are not aware that the city’s relationship with photography dates back almost to the beginning of the medium, and that Mound City photographers have contributed a great deal to its growth. From expeditionary visits from famous photographic artists, to internationally recognized, local camera clubs, to picture documentation firsts, St. Louis has a lot to say “cheese” about. With this year’s relocation of the International Photography Hall of Fame to our downtown, I figured that it was high-time we took a multi-part look back at this proud heritage.