Famous British Photographers

Have you heard of the phrase ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’? If yes, then you surely know the importance of a photographer. For rest, this piece of information may be eye-opening. Most of you have appreciated photographs for their subject, background, essence, light effect and even story but how many of you have taken effort to know the person behind the lens? Yes, it is he who deserves the most applause for photographers are responsible for infusing life into that 4X6 frame turning it into a masterpiece. It is not just about holding the camera steadily and clicking a button. A photographer needs to have a sense of aesthetics. Perfect location, just-right lighting, an engaging subject and bang-on moment leads to a good photograph. Photography is a science – photographers not just need to have an in-depth knowledge about the technical equipments’ they are carrying, but about the nature of the place, and the preference of the subject as well. It is a constantly evolving field and thus these creative artisans need to be on their toes always. Photographers may work in various fields’ right from wedding to war, covering corporate events to fashion shows, doing fashion photography or food photography and even wildlife photography. Explore this section and discover some interesting facts about famous British fashion designers, their life and their outstanding achievements behind the lens.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: March 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: January 13, 2017

From working as a photographer to becoming one of the members of the British royal family, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon had an amazing journey. Despite being known for his marriage with Princess Margaret, he was also known for his philanthropy and charity work. He also co-designed the Snowdon Aviary, which is now part of the famous London Zoo.

 2 Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll
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Famous As: Author, Mathematician and Photographer
Birthdate: January 27, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: January 14, 1898
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll, is remembered for his iconic children’s fiction such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. He explored the genre of literary nonsense with his poems such as Jabberwocky. He was also a photographer, a mathematician, and an inventor.

 3 David Hockney

David Hockney
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 9, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

Painter, photographer, printmaker, and stage designer David Hockney is best known for his works such as Portrait of an Artist, which became the most expensive piece of art by a living artist ever auctioned, at $90 million. His works have explored themes such as homosexuality. He has synesthesia, too.

 4 Mary McCartney

Mary McCartney
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: August 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 5 Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: April 9, 1830
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: May 8, 1904

 6 Minnie Weisz

Minnie Weisz
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: British

 7 Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy
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Famous As: Sculptor & Photographer
Birthdate: July 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
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 8 David Bailey

David Bailey
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: January 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 9 Mark Fiennes

Mark Fiennes
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Famous As: Photographer, Illustrator
Birthdate: November 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: December 30, 2004

 10 Count Nikolai von Bismarck

Count Nikolai von Bismarck
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: December 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 11 Chris Jagger

Chris Jagger
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Famous As: Musician, Photographer, Music journalist
Birthdate: December 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 12 Nigel Barker

Nigel Barker
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: April 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 13 Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: January 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: January 18, 1980

 14 Dave Lee Travis

Dave Lee Travis
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Famous As: Photographer, Television presenter, Radio personality, Disc jockey
Birthdate: May 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 15 Amanda de Cadenet

Amanda de Cadenet
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: May 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 16 William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington

William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington
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Famous As: photographer
Birthdate: June 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 17 Terry O'Neill

Terry O'Neill
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: July 30, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: November 16, 2019

 18 Suze Randall

Suze Randall
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Famous As: Nurse, Photographer, Model, Director, Glamour model
Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 19 Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: June 11, 1815
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: January 26, 1879

 20 Henry Fox Talbot

Henry Fox Talbot
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: February 11, 1800
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: September 17, 1877

 21 Scarlet Page

Scarlet Page
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: March 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 22 Don McCullin

Don McCullin
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Famous As: Autobiographer, War photographer, Journalist
Birthdate: October 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 23 Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield

Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: April 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: November 11, 2005

 24 Rankin

Rankin
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Famous As: photographer
Birthdate: 1966 AD
Nationality: British

 25 Bob Klose

Bob Klose
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Famous As: photographer, guitarist
Birthdate: 1945 AD
Nationality: British

 26 Martin Parr

Martin Parr
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Famous As: Photographer, Journalist
Birthdate: May 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 27 Pamella Bordes

Pamella Bordes
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Famous As: photographer, beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: 1961 AD
Nationality: British

 28 Alison Lapper

Alison Lapper
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Famous As: Painter, Photographer
Birthdate: April 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 29 John Willie

John Willie
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Famous As: Photographer, Illustrator, Screenwriter
Birthdate: December 9, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: August 5, 1962

 30 Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt
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Famous As: photographer
Birthdate: 1966 AD
Nationality: British

 31 George Rodger

George Rodger
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Famous As: Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist, War photographer
Birthdate: March 19, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: July 24, 1995

 32 John Tams

John Tams
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Famous As: Actor, Songwriter, Singer, Record producer, Entrepreneur, Film score composer, Photographer
Birthdate: February 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 33 Felice Beato

Felice Beato
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Famous As: photographer, journalist, war photographer, photojournalist
Birthdate: 1832 AD
Nationality: British
Died: January 29, 1909

 34 Nick Knight

Nick Knight
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Famous As: photographer
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Nationality: British

 35 Terence Donovan

Terence Donovan
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: September 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: November 22, 1996

 36 William Friese-Greene

William Friese-Greene
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Famous As: Photographer, Inventor
Birthdate: September 7, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: May 5, 1921

 37 Roger Fenton

Roger Fenton
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: March 28, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: August 8, 1869

 38 Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt
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Famous As: Photographer, war photographer, photojournalist, journalist
Birthdate: May 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: December 20, 1983

 39 William Kennedy Dickson

William Kennedy Dickson
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Famous As: Inventor, Film director, Film producer, Cinematographer, Actor, Photographer, Engineer
Birthdate: August 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: September 28, 1935

 40 Robin Derrick

Robin Derrick
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Famous As: photographer
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Nationality: British

 41 Tim Walker

Tim Walker
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Famous As: photographer
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Nationality: British

 42 Deborah Anderson

Deborah Anderson
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Famous As: Photographer, Singer
Birthdate: December 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 43 Richard Billingham

Richard Billingham
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: September 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 44 Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna
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Famous As: photographer
Birthdate: 1953 AD
Nationality: British

 45 Oscar Gustave Rejlander

Oscar Gustave Rejlander
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: October 19, 1813
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: January 18, 1875

 46 Alvin Langdon Coburn

Alvin Langdon Coburn
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: June 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, American
Died: November 23, 1966

 47 Frederick Rolfe

Frederick Rolfe
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 22, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: October 25, 1913

 48 Frederick Scott Archer

Frederick Scott Archer
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: 1813 AD
Nationality: British
Died: May 1, 1857

 49 Fay Godwin

Fay Godwin
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: February 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: May 27, 2005

 50 Peter Henry Emerson

Peter Henry Emerson
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: May 13, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: May 12, 1936