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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Patrick J. AdamsPatrick J. Adams
(Canadian)

Dmitry MedvedevDmitry Medvedev
(Russian)
Pattie BoydPattie Boyd
(British)
Dora MaarDora Maar
(French)

Gina LollobrigidaGina Lollobrigida
(Italian)
Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
(American)
Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
(German)

Josh GatesJosh Gates
(American)
Robert MapplethorpeRobert Mapplethorpe
(American)
Kevyn AucoinKevyn Aucoin
(American)

Wim WendersWim Wenders
(German)
Mary McCartneyMary McCartney
(British)
Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
(American)

Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)
Minnie WeiszMinnie Weisz
(British)
Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
(American)

Eadweard MuybridgeEadweard Muybridge
(British)
Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur
(Canadian)
Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
(Norwegian)

Penny LancasterPenny Lancaster
(British)
Yves KleinYves Klein
(French)
Sally MannSally Mann
(American)

Nan GoldinNan Goldin
(American)
David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
(American)
Gordon ParksGordon Parks
(American)

Pierre WoodmanPierre Woodman
(French)
Stephanie ShehStephanie Sheh
(American)
Jean-Paul GoudeJean-Paul Goude
(French)

Tokugawa YoshinobuTokugawa Yoshinobu
(Japanese)
Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
(Iranian)
Chris JaggerChris Jagger
(British)

Mathew BradyMathew Brady
(American)
David BaileyDavid Bailey
(British)
Steve McCurrySteve McCurry
(American)

Paul SniderPaul Snider
(Canadian)
Hedi SlimaneHedi Slimane
(French)
Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
(French,Israeli)

Arthur ElgortArthur Elgort
(American)
Gilles BensimonGilles Bensimon
(French,American)
Mark FiennesMark Fiennes
(British)

William Cavendish, Earl of BurlingtonWilliam Cavendish, Earl of Burlington
(British)
Andreas GurskyAndreas Gursky
(German)
Bob GuccioneBob Guccione
(American)

Dave Lee TravisDave Lee Travis
(British)
Naser al-Din Shah QajarNaser al-Din Shah Qajar
(Iranian)
Margaret Bourke-WhiteMargaret Bourke-White
(American)

Robert FrankRobert Frank
(Swiss,American)
John HerschelJohn Herschel
(British)
WeegeeWeegee
(American)

Nick UtNick Ut
(American,Vietnamese)
Astrid KirchherrAstrid Kirchherr
(German)
Jacques-Yves CousteauJacques-Yves Cousteau
(French)

Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
(American)
Lee MillerLee Miller
(American)
Guillermo KahloGuillermo Kahlo
(Mexican)

Julia Margaret CameronJulia Margaret Cameron
(British)
William EgglestonWilliam Eggleston
(American)
Marella AgnelliMarella Agnelli
(Italian)