Famous Canadian Photographers

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 1 Melissa Auf der Maur

Melissa Auf der Maur
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 2 Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: December 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mardin, Turkey
Died: July 13, 2002

 3 Margaret Trudeau

Margaret Trudeau
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Famous As: Author, Actress
Birthdate: September 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
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 4 Paul Snider

Paul Snider
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: April 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: August 14, 1980

 5 Barbara Parkins

Barbara Parkins
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: May 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian-American actor Barbara Parkins was a 60s’ icon and is best remembered as Betty Anderson from the series Peyton Place and Anne Welles from the film Valley of the Dolls. The Emmy-nominated actor is now a wildlife activist and a photographer. She has also appeared in Playboy magazine.

 6 Floria Sigismondi

Floria Sigismondi
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Pescara, Italy

 7 Bruce LaBruce

Bruce LaBruce
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Famous As: Writer, Photographer, Film director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: January 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Southampton, Ontario
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 8 Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall
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Famous As: Art historian, Photographer, Painter
Birthdate: September 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vancouver

Jeff Wall is a Canadian artist renowned for his art history writing and large-scale Cibachrome photographs. His large-scale images and other works have influenced the Düsseldorf School of Photography and photographers like Andreas Gursky. In 2002, Jeff Wall was honored with the Hasselblad Award. In 2008, he received the prestigious Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement.

 9 Willard Boyle

Willard Boyle
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Famous As: Physicist, Inventor, Photographer
Birthdate: August 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amherst
Died: May 7, 2011

Willard Boyle revolutionized physics with the invention of the charge-coupled device (CCD), which also earned him, and his co-inventor George E. Smith, a Nobel Prize. During his time at Bellcomm, he was associated with the Apollo space program. Both he and Smith worked for Bell Laboratories, too.

 10 Faye Schulman

Faye Schulman
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: November 28, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lenin, Belarus
Died: April 24, 2021

 11 Ken Bell

Ken Bell
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: July 30, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: June 26, 2000

 12 Lillian Liu

Lillian Liu
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Famous As: Photographer, Digital Artist
Birthdate: July 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia