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.

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Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
(American)
Dmitry MedvedevDmitry Medvedev
(Russian)

Robert MapplethorpeRobert Mapplethorpe
(American)
Josh GatesJosh Gates
(American)
Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
(German)

Gina LollobrigidaGina Lollobrigida
(Italian)
Penny LancasterPenny Lancaster
(British)
Chris JaggerChris Jagger
(British)

Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)
Mark FiennesMark Fiennes
(British)
Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
(American)

Mary McCartneyMary McCartney
(British)
Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur
(Canadian)
Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
(American)

Eadweard MuybridgeEadweard Muybridge
(British)
Minnie WeiszMinnie Weisz
(British)
Wim WendersWim Wenders
(German)

Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
(American)
Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
(French,Israeli)
Dora MaarDora Maar
(French)

David BaileyDavid Bailey
(British)
David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
(American)
Sebastião SalgadoSebastião Salgado
(Brazilian)

Jean-Paul GoudeJean-Paul Goude
(French)
Yves KleinYves Klein
(French)
Don McCullinDon McCullin
(British)

Tokugawa YoshinobuTokugawa Yoshinobu
(Japanese)
Garry WinograndGarry Winogrand
(American)
Gordon ParksGordon Parks
(American)

Hedi SlimaneHedi Slimane
(French)
Steve McCurrySteve McCurry
(American)
Lee MillerLee Miller
(American)

Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
(Norwegian)
Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
(American)
Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
(British)

Paul SniderPaul Snider
(Canadian)
Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
(Iranian)
Stephanie ShehStephanie Sheh
(American)

Astrid KirchherrAstrid Kirchherr
(German)
Nan GoldinNan Goldin
(American)
Sally MannSally Mann
(American)