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)

Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
(German)
Penny LancasterPenny Lancaster
(British)
Josh GatesJosh Gates
(American)

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

Hedi SlimaneHedi Slimane
(French)
Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)
Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
(American)

Eadweard MuybridgeEadweard Muybridge
(British)
Minnie WeiszMinnie Weisz
(British)
Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur
(Canadian)

Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
(American)
Wim WendersWim Wenders
(German)
David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
(American)

Dora MaarDora Maar
(French)
Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
(American)
Yves KleinYves Klein
(French)

David BaileyDavid Bailey
(British)
Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
(Norwegian)
Gordon ParksGordon Parks
(American)

Steve McCurrySteve McCurry
(American)
Mathew BradyMathew Brady
(American)
Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
(French,Israeli)

Tokugawa YoshinobuTokugawa Yoshinobu
(Japanese)
Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
(Iranian)
Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
(British)

Pierre WoodmanPierre Woodman
(French)
Sally MannSally Mann
(American)
Paul SniderPaul Snider
(Canadian)

Stephanie ShehStephanie Sheh
(American)
Chris JaggerChris Jagger
(British)
WeegeeWeegee
(American)

Lewis HineLewis Hine
(American)
Lee MillerLee Miller
(American)
Jean-Paul GoudeJean-Paul Goude
(French)

Mark FiennesMark Fiennes
(British)
Astrid KirchherrAstrid Kirchherr
(German)
Gilles BensimonGilles Bensimon
(French,American)

Bob GuccioneBob Guccione
(American)
Nan GoldinNan Goldin
(American)
John HerschelJohn Herschel
(British)

Pete SouzaPete Souza
(American)
Edward S. CurtisEdward S. Curtis
(American)
László Moholy-NagyLászló Moholy-Nagy
(Hungarian)