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)

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

Rodney AlcalaRodney Alcala
(American)
Gina LollobrigidaGina Lollobrigida
(Italian)
Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
(German)

Josh GatesJosh Gates
(American)
Robert MapplethorpeRobert Mapplethorpe
(American)
Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur
(Canadian)

Eadweard MuybridgeEadweard Muybridge
(British)
Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
(American)
Wim WendersWim Wenders
(German)

Mary McCartneyMary McCartney
(British)
Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
(American)
Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
(American)

Penny LancasterPenny Lancaster
(British)
Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)
Hedi SlimaneHedi Slimane
(French)

Gordon ParksGordon Parks
(American)
Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
(French,Israeli)
Minnie WeiszMinnie Weisz
(British)

Yves KleinYves Klein
(French)
Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
(American)
Pierre WoodmanPierre Woodman
(French)

David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
(American)
Nan GoldinNan Goldin
(American)
Arthur ElgortArthur Elgort
(American)

Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
(Norwegian)
Dora MaarDora Maar
(French)
David BaileyDavid Bailey
(British)

Nicéphore NiépceNicéphore Niépce
(French)
Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
Bob GuccioneBob Guccione
(American)

Paul SniderPaul Snider
(Canadian)
Andreas GurskyAndreas Gursky
(German)
Sally MannSally Mann
(American)

Stephanie ShehStephanie Sheh
(American)
Tokugawa YoshinobuTokugawa Yoshinobu
(Japanese)
Julia Margaret CameronJulia Margaret Cameron
(British)

Mathew BradyMathew Brady
(American)
Chris JaggerChris Jagger
(British)
Marella AgnelliMarella Agnelli
(Italian)

John HerschelJohn Herschel
(British)
Wilson BentleyWilson Bentley
(American)
Gilles BensimonGilles Bensimon
(French,American)

Steve McCurrySteve McCurry
(American)
Jean-Paul GoudeJean-Paul Goude
(French)
Margaret Bourke-WhiteMargaret Bourke-White
(American)

Mark FiennesMark Fiennes
(British)
Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
(British)
Astrid KirchherrAstrid Kirchherr
(German)

Lewis HineLewis Hine
(American)
Steven MeiselSteven Meisel
(American)
Robert FrankRobert Frank
(Swiss,American)

Carl McCunnCarl McCunn
(American)
William Cavendish, Earl of BurlingtonWilliam Cavendish, Earl of Burlington
(British)
Yelena YemchukYelena Yemchuk
(American)

Nick UtNick Ut
(American,Vietnamese)
WeegeeWeegee
(American)
Jacques-Yves CousteauJacques-Yves Cousteau
(French)