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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Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
(American)
Dmitry MedvedevDmitry Medvedev
(Russian)

Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
(American)
Robert MapplethorpeRobert Mapplethorpe
(American)
Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
(German)

Penny LancasterPenny Lancaster
(British)
Josh GatesJosh Gates
(American)
Gina LollobrigidaGina Lollobrigida
(Italian)

Minnie WeiszMinnie Weisz
(British)
Mary McCartneyMary McCartney
(British)
Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)

Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
(American)
Eadweard MuybridgeEadweard Muybridge
(British)
Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
(American)

Wim WendersWim Wenders
(German)
Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur
(Canadian)
David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
(American)

Yves KleinYves Klein
(French)
David BaileyDavid Bailey
(British)
Hedi SlimaneHedi Slimane
(French)

Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
(Norwegian)
Paul SniderPaul Snider
(Canadian)
Dora MaarDora Maar
(French)

Lee MillerLee Miller
(American)
Gordon ParksGordon Parks
(American)
Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
(Iranian)

Mark FiennesMark Fiennes
(British)
Pierre WoodmanPierre Woodman
(French)
Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
(French,Israeli)

Chris JaggerChris Jagger
(British)
Tokugawa YoshinobuTokugawa Yoshinobu
(Japanese)
Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
(British)

Mathew BradyMathew Brady
(American)
Sally MannSally Mann
(American)
Steve McCurrySteve McCurry
(American)

Stephanie ShehStephanie Sheh
(American)
Bob GuccioneBob Guccione
(American)
Jean-Paul GoudeJean-Paul Goude
(French)

Astrid KirchherrAstrid Kirchherr
(German)
Gilles BensimonGilles Bensimon
(French,American)
Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
(American)

Lewis HineLewis Hine
(American)
WeegeeWeegee
(American)
Davide SorrentiDavide Sorrenti
(American)