Find out more about the greatest French Photographers, including Jacques Cousteau, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jean-Paul Goude, Nicéphore Niépce and Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
Henri Cartier-BressonHenri Cartier-Bresson
22 August 1908
Photographer and Painter
Nicéphore NiépceNicéphore Niépce
07 March 1765
Creator of World's First Permanent Photographic

Louis DaguerreLouis Daguerre
18 November 1787
Artist

BrassaiBrassaï
09 September 1899
Photographer

Auguste LumièreAuguste Lumière
19 October 1862
Inventor of cinematograph

Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
30 November 1960
Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter,
Gilles BensimonGilles Bensimon
29 February 1944
photographer

Dora MaarDora Maar
22 November 1907
Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet,

Pierre WoodmanPierre Woodman
29 April 1963
Adult Film Star, Film producer, Film director,
Hedi SlimaneHedi Slimane
05 July 1968
Photographer

Jean-Paul GoudeJean-Paul Goude
 
Chris MarkerChris Marker
29 July 1921
Film producer, Film critic, Film director,

Matthieu RicardMatthieu Ricard
15 February 1946
Molecular biologist, Photographer, Bhikkhu,

NadarNadar
06 April 1820
Photographer

Claude CahunClaude Cahun
25 October 1894
Artist, Photographer, Writer

Emmanuelle RivaEmmanuelle Riva
24 February 1927
Actor, Photographer, Poet
Jacques-Yves CousteauJacques-Yves Cousteau
 

Elliott ErwittElliott Erwitt
26 July 1928
Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist

Sophie CalleSophie Calle
09 October 1953
Photographer, Visual artist, Writer, Choreographer

Eugène AtgetEugène Atget
12 February 1857
Photographer, Artist
Robert DoisneauRobert Doisneau
14 April 1912
Photographer

Patrick DemarchelierPatrick Demarchelier
21 August 1943
Photographer
François GautierFrançois Gautier
26 July 1959
Journalist, Photographer, Writer

Hans BellmerHans Bellmer
13 March 1902
Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, Engraver

Étienne-Jules MareyÉtienne-Jules Marey
 
Yann Arthus-BertrandYann Arthus-Bertrand
13 March 1946
Painter, Photographer, Film director, Journalist,

Stéphane SednaouiStéphane Sednaoui
27 February 1963
Photographer, Photojournalist
Guy BourdinGuy Bourdin
02 December 1928
Photographer

Jean-Daniel CadinotJean-Daniel Cadinot
10 February 1944
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter,

Christian BoltanskiChristian Boltanski
06 September 1944
Painter, Visual artist, Photographer, Sculptor
Duchenne de BoulogneDuchenne de Boulogne
17 September 1806
Photographer, Neurologist, Physician

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Andreas FeiningerAndreas Feininger
27 December 1906
Photographer, Writer, Architect
Marc AllégretMarc Allégret
23 December 1900
Screenwriter

Pierre SchoendoerfferPierre Schoendoerffer
05 May 1928
Film Director

Gustave Le GrayGustave Le Gray
30 August 1820
Photographer

Charles-Émile ReynaudCharles-Émile Reynaud
08 December 1844
Draughtsperson, Photographer, Film director,
Willy RonisWilly Ronis
14 August 1910
French photographer
André-Adolphe-Eugène DisdériAndré-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri
28 March 1819
Photographer

Marc RiboudMarc Riboud
24 June 1923
Photographer

Maxime Du CampMaxime Du Camp
08 February 1822
Writer

Gisèle FreundGisèle Freund
19 December 1908
Photographer
Medardo RossoMedardo Rosso
21 June 1858
Sculptor

Bernard CourtoisBernard Courtois
08 February 1777
Chemist

Édouard BelinÉdouard Belin
05 March 1876
Photographer

Charles NègreCharles Nègre
09 May 1820
Photographer

Louis Arthur Ducos du HauronLouis Arthur Ducos du Hauron
08 December 1837
Photographer
Jacques-Henri LartigueJacques-Henri Lartigue
13 June 1894
Photographer

Edouard BoubatEdouard Boubat
13 September 1923
Photojournalist
Henri-Victor RegnaultHenri-Victor Regnault
21 July 1810
Chemist