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

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,

Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
27 July 1929
Philosopher, photographer,Sociologist, Professor
Dora MaarDora Maar
22 November 1907
Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet,

Pierre WoodmanPierre Woodman
29 April 1963
Adult Film Star, Film producer, Film director,

Yves KleinYves Klein
28 April 1928
Painter, Sculptor, Photographer

Hedi SlimaneHedi Slimane
05 July 1968
Grand couturier, Photographer, Designer
Gilles BensimonGilles Bensimon
29 February 1944
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,

Jacques-Yves CousteauJacques-Yves Cousteau
 
NadarNadar
06 April 1820
Photographer

Emmanuelle RivaEmmanuelle Riva
24 February 1927
Actor, Photographer, Poet
Sophie CalleSophie Calle
09 October 1953
Photographer, Visual artist, Writer, Choreographer

Robert DoisneauRobert Doisneau
14 April 1912
Photographer

Claude CahunClaude Cahun
25 October 1894
Artist, Photographer, Writer
Patrick DemarchelierPatrick Demarchelier
21 August 1943
Photographer

Elliott ErwittElliott Erwitt
26 July 1928
Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist
Eugène AtgetEugène Atget
12 February 1857
Photographer, Artist

Yann Arthus-BertrandYann Arthus-Bertrand
13 March 1946
Painter, Photographer, Film director, Journalist,

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

François GautierFrançois Gautier
26 July 1959
Journalist, Photographer, Writer
Christian BoltanskiChristian Boltanski
06 September 1944
Painter, Visual artist, Photographer, Sculptor
Guy BourdinGuy Bourdin
02 December 1928
Photographer

Stéphane SednaouiStéphane Sednaoui
27 February 1963
Photographer, Photojournalist

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

Duchenne de BoulogneDuchenne de Boulogne
17 September 1806
Photographer, Neurologist, Physician
Andreas FeiningerAndreas Feininger
27 December 1906
Photographer, Writer, Architect

Charles-Émile ReynaudCharles-Émile Reynaud
08 December 1844
Draughtsperson, Photographer, Film director,

Étienne-Jules MareyÉtienne-Jules Marey