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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Ansel Adams Ansel Adams
American

Kevin Carter Kevin Carter
South African

Man Ray Man Ray
American
Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei
Chinese

Diane Arbus Diane Arbus
American

Robert Capa Robert Capa
Hungarian

Russ Meyer Russ Meyer
American

Arlene Alda Arlene Alda
American

Helmut Newton Helmut Newton
Australian, German

Brassai Brassaï
French, Hungarian, Romanian
Sasha Czack Sasha Czack
American

Mark Angel Mark Angel
Nigerien
Martina Jones Martina Jones
Swedish, American

Fadi Fawaz Fadi Fawaz
Australian, Lebanese

Lillian Liu Lillian Liu
Canadian
Dmitry MedvedevDmitry Medvedev
Russian
Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
American

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

Gina LollobrigidaGina Lollobrigida
Italian
Gordon ParksGordon Parks
American
Mary McCartneyMary McCartney
British
Chris JaggerChris Jagger
British

Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
French
Penny LancasterPenny Lancaster
British
Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
French, Israeli

Eadweard MuybridgeEadweard Muybridge
British
Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur
Canadian
Mark FiennesMark Fiennes
British
Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
American

Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
American
Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
American
Wim WendersWim Wenders
German

Minnie WeiszMinnie Weisz
British
Dora MaarDora Maar
French
David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
American
Garry WinograndGarry Winogrand
American

Yves KleinYves Klein
French
Tokugawa YoshinobuTokugawa Yoshinobu
Japanese
Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
Iranian

Hedi SlimaneHedi Slimane
French
David BaileyDavid Bailey
British
Lee MillerLee Miller
American
Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
American

Jean-Paul GoudeJean-Paul Goude
French
Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
Norwegian
Paul SniderPaul Snider
Canadian

Astrid KirchherrAstrid Kirchherr
German
Stephanie ShehStephanie Sheh
American
Pierre WoodmanPierre Woodman
French
Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
British