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.

Explore our collection of Quotes By Famous Photographers

Patrick J. AdamsPatrick J. Adams
(Canadian)
Dmitry MedvedevDmitry Medvedev
(Russian)

Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
(American)
Dora MaarDora Maar
(French)
Mary McCartneyMary McCartney
(British)

Josh GatesJosh Gates
(American)
Gina LollobrigidaGina Lollobrigida
(Italian)
Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
(French,Israeli)

Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
(German)
Robert MapplethorpeRobert Mapplethorpe
(American)
Wim WendersWim Wenders
(German)

Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)
Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur
(Canadian)
Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
(American)

Eadweard MuybridgeEadweard Muybridge
(British)
Minnie WeiszMinnie Weisz
(British)
Gerda TaroGerda Taro
(German)

Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
(American)
Chris JaggerChris Jagger
(British)
Yves KleinYves Klein
(French)

David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
(American)
Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
(American)
Penny LancasterPenny Lancaster
(British)

Mark FiennesMark Fiennes
(British)
Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
(Norwegian)
Stephanie ShehStephanie Sheh
(American)

Gilles BensimonGilles Bensimon
(French,American)
Tokugawa YoshinobuTokugawa Yoshinobu
(Japanese)
Pierre WoodmanPierre Woodman
(French)

Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
(Iranian)
David BaileyDavid Bailey
(British)
Gordon ParksGordon Parks
(American)

Bob GuccioneBob Guccione
(American)
Naser al-Din Shah QajarNaser al-Din Shah Qajar
(Iranian)
Jean-Paul GoudeJean-Paul Goude
(French)

Sally MannSally Mann
(American)
Marella AgnelliMarella Agnelli
(Italian)
Hedi SlimaneHedi Slimane
(French)

WeegeeWeegee
(American)
Mathew BradyMathew Brady
(American)
David Douglas DuncanDavid Douglas Duncan
(American)

David WojnarowiczDavid Wojnarowicz
(American)
Paul SniderPaul Snider
(Canadian)
William Cavendish, Earl of BurlingtonWilliam Cavendish, Earl of Burlington
(British)

Steve McCurrySteve McCurry
(American)
Astrid KirchherrAstrid Kirchherr
(German)
Guillermo KahloGuillermo Kahlo
(Mexican)

Jill GibsonJill Gibson
(American)
Jacques-Yves CousteauJacques-Yves Cousteau
(French)
Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
(British)

Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
(American)
Arthur ElgortArthur Elgort
(American)
Robert FrankRobert Frank
(Swiss,American)

Suze RandallSuze Randall
(British)
John HerschelJohn Herschel
(British)
Sukumar RaySukumar Ray
(Indian)