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

Gerda TaroGerda Taro
(German)
Patrick J. AdamsPatrick J. Adams
(Canadian)
Dmitry MedvedevDmitry Medvedev
(Russian)

Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
(American)
Mary McCartneyMary McCartney
(British)
Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
(French,Israeli)

Gina LollobrigidaGina Lollobrigida
(Italian)
Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
(German)
Josh GatesJosh Gates
(American)

Robert MapplethorpeRobert Mapplethorpe
(American)
Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
(American)
Penny LancasterPenny Lancaster
(British)

Dora MaarDora Maar
(French)
Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)
Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur
(Canadian)

Wim WendersWim Wenders
(German)
David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
(American)
Minnie WeiszMinnie Weisz
(British)

Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
(American)
Hedi SlimaneHedi Slimane
(French)
Eadweard MuybridgeEadweard Muybridge
(British)

Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
(British)
Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
(American)
Yves KleinYves Klein
(French)

David WojnarowiczDavid Wojnarowicz
(American)
Chris JaggerChris Jagger
(British)
Mark FiennesMark Fiennes
(British)

Paul SniderPaul Snider
(Canadian)
Gilles BensimonGilles Bensimon
(French,American)
Stephanie ShehStephanie Sheh
(American)

Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
(Norwegian)
Tokugawa YoshinobuTokugawa Yoshinobu
(Japanese)
David BaileyDavid Bailey
(British)

Bob GuccioneBob Guccione
(American)
Gordon ParksGordon Parks
(American)
Pierre WoodmanPierre Woodman
(French)

Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
(Iranian)
Marella AgnelliMarella Agnelli
(Italian)
Jean-Paul GoudeJean-Paul Goude
(French)

Mathew BradyMathew Brady
(American)
Astrid KirchherrAstrid Kirchherr
(German)
WeegeeWeegee
(American)

Sally MannSally Mann
(American)
Steve McCurrySteve McCurry
(American)
Arthur ElgortArthur Elgort
(American)

Naser al-Din Shah QajarNaser al-Din Shah Qajar
(Iranian)
Lee MillerLee Miller
(American)
Sukumar RaySukumar Ray
(Indian)

Herb RittsHerb Ritts
(American)
John HerschelJohn Herschel
(British)
Jacques-Yves CousteauJacques-Yves Cousteau
(French)

William Cavendish, Earl of BurlingtonWilliam Cavendish, Earl of Burlington
(British)
Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
(American)
Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
(American)