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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Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of SnowdonAntony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
(British)
Rodney AlcalaRodney Alcala
(American)

Patrick J. AdamsPatrick J. Adams
(Canadian)
Pattie BoydPattie Boyd
(British)
Dmitry MedvedevDmitry Medvedev
(Russian)

Jacques CousteauJacques Cousteau
(French)
Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
(German)
Josh GatesJosh Gates
(American)

Gina LollobrigidaGina Lollobrigida
(Italian)
Robert MapplethorpeRobert Mapplethorpe
(American)
Mary McCartneyMary McCartney
(British)

Eadweard MuybridgeEadweard Muybridge
(British)
Yelena YemchukYelena Yemchuk
(American)
Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
(American)

Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur
(Canadian)
Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
(American)
Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)

Wim WendersWim Wenders
(German)
Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
(American)
Penny LancasterPenny Lancaster
(British)

Pierre WoodmanPierre Woodman
(French)
Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
(American)
Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
(French,Israeli)

Marella AgnelliMarella Agnelli
(Italian)
Yves KleinYves Klein
(French)
Hedi SlimaneHedi Slimane
(French)

David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
(American)
Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
(Norwegian)
Jean-Paul GoudeJean-Paul Goude
(French)

Minnie WeiszMinnie Weisz
(British)
David BaileyDavid Bailey
(British)
Gordon ParksGordon Parks
(American)

Pete SouzaPete Souza
(American)
Arthur ElgortArthur Elgort
(American)
Bob GuccioneBob Guccione
(American)

Stephanie ShehStephanie Sheh
(American)
Chris JaggerChris Jagger
(British)
Tokugawa YoshinobuTokugawa Yoshinobu
(Japanese)

Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
Paul SniderPaul Snider
(Canadian)
Wilson BentleyWilson Bentley
(American)

Nan GoldinNan Goldin
(American)
Laurie SimmonsLaurie Simmons
(American)
Mathew BradyMathew Brady
(American)

Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
(British)
Dora MaarDora Maar
(French)
Robert FrankRobert Frank
(Swiss,American)

Julia Margaret CameronJulia Margaret Cameron
(British)
Mark FiennesMark Fiennes
(British)
Steve McCurrySteve McCurry
(American)

Sally MannSally Mann
(American)
Astrid KirchherrAstrid Kirchherr
(German)
Andreas GurskyAndreas Gursky
(German)

Irving PennIrving Penn
(American)
Sylvia PlachySylvia Plachy
(American)
Gilles BensimonGilles Bensimon
(French,American)

WeegeeWeegee
(American)
Walker EvansWalker Evans
(American)
Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
(American)

William Cavendish, Earl of BurlingtonWilliam Cavendish, Earl of Burlington
(British)
Lewis HineLewis Hine
(American)
Margaret Bourke-WhiteMargaret Bourke-White
(American)

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