List of famous photographers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Photography is a profession that is highly creative, technical and immensely satisfying for those who put their souls into it. Photography literally means “drawing with light”, and that is what it is! Photographers create visual images traditionally by recording light on photographic film or electronically by means of an image sensor. Photographers work on a number of varied fields that include wedding photography, corporate photography, photo journalism, food photography, fashion photography, wildlife photography, and war photography. Professional photographers often specialize in one area and many of them work on a freelance basis or are self-employed. Many publishers, media houses, photographic agencies and corporate houses also employ photographers among their staff. Photographers have to plan the photography shoot, choose location and settings, experiment with different subjects and possess extensive technical knowledge about equipment like cameras, lenses, and software. A keen sense of aesthetics and an eye for detail is indispensable in this profession. Since photography is an ever evolving field, photographers have to keep themselves updated with the new developments in the industry. Photographers are creative artists who hold the power to move their viewers with their pictures which may convey far more than what words can express. Browse this section to learn more about the famous photographers who have marked the world with their artistic expressions.

Dmitry MedvedevDmitry Medvedev
(Russian)

Howard SternHoward Stern
(American)
Patrick J. AdamsPatrick J. Adams
(Canadian)

Pattie BoydPattie Boyd
(British)

Jacques CousteauJacques Cousteau
(French)

Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
(German)
Robert MapplethorpeRobert Mapplethorpe
(American)

Eadweard MuybridgeEadweard Muybridge
(British)
Rodney AlcalaRodney Alcala
(American)

Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
(American)

Gina LollobrigidaGina Lollobrigida
(Italian)

Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)
Jean-Paul GoudeJean-Paul Goude
(French)

Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
(American)
Tokugawa YoshinobuTokugawa Yoshinobu
(Japanese)

Wim WendersWim Wenders
(German)

Nicéphore NiépceNicéphore Niépce
(French)

Pierre WoodmanPierre Woodman
(French)
Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
(American)

Penny LancasterPenny Lancaster
(British)
Gordon ParksGordon Parks
(American)

Sally MannSally Mann
(American)

Sebastião SalgadoSebastião Salgado
(Brazilian)

David BaileyDavid Bailey
(British)
Mathew BradyMathew Brady
(American)

Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur
(Canadian)
Yves KleinYves Klein
(French)

David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
(American)

Andreas GurskyAndreas Gursky
(German)

Steve McCurrySteve McCurry
(American)
Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
(American)

Carel StruyckenCarel Struycken
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of SnowdonAntony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
(British)

Irving PennIrving Penn
(American)

Minnie WeiszMinnie Weisz
(British)

Lewis HineLewis Hine
(American)
Lee MillerLee Miller
(American)

Emmanuelle RivaEmmanuelle Riva
(French)
Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami

Robert CorneliusRobert Cornelius
(American)

Ken OosterbroekKen Oosterbroek
(South African)

Julia Margaret CameronJulia Margaret Cameron
(British)
Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
(Norwegian)

Margaret Bourke-WhiteMargaret Bourke-White
(American)
Robert FrankRobert Frank
(Swiss,American)

WeegeeWeegee
(American)

Jacques-Yves CousteauJacques-Yves Cousteau
(French)

Walker EvansWalker Evans
(American)
László Moholy-NagyLászló Moholy-Nagy
(Hungarian)

Hedi SlimaneHedi Slimane
(French)
Josh GatesJosh Gates
(American)

Stephanie ShehStephanie Sheh
(American)

Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
(American)

Alexander RodchenkoAlexander Rodchenko
George GroszGeorge Grosz
(German,American)

Ron GalellaRon Galella
(American)
Nan GoldinNan Goldin
(American)

Mary McCartneyMary McCartney
(British)

Karl BlossfeldtKarl Blossfeldt
(German)

Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
(British)
Don McCullinDon McCullin
(British)

Jeff WallJeff Wall
(Canadian)
Yann Arthus-BertrandYann Arthus-Bertrand
(French,Comoran)

Bob GuccioneBob Guccione
(American)

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