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List of famous female photojournalists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female photojournalists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being photojournalists. There are thousand of females working as photojournalists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic photojournalists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a photojournalist then the people below should give you inspiration.

You can rank all of these people, from Hansel Mieth to Homai Vyarawalla.

While this isn't a list of all female photojournalists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female photojournalists?" and "Who are the best female photojournalists?"
Gina Lollobrigida is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Photojournalists
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Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida is an Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor. She was one of the highest profile European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, a period in which she was considered to be a sex symbol. As her film career slowed, she established second careers as a photojournalist ...more

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Age: 88

Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy

Profession: Sculptor, Pin-up girl, Politician, Photojournalist Actor

Credits: Beat the Devil, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Fan-Fan the Tulip

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Margaret Bourke-White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Photojournalists
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Margaret Bourke-White was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first American female war photojournalist, and the first female photographer for Henry Luce's Life magazine, where ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1904-1971)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Photographer

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Marvin Breckinridge Patterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Photojournalists
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Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson, was an American photojournalist, cinematographer, and philanthropist. She used her middle name, Marvin, both professionally and personally to distinguish herself from her cousin Mary Breckinridge and to avoid the prejudice against women prevalent at the time. ...more

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Age: Died at 97 (1905-2002)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Cinematographer, Photojournalist, Photographer

Credits: The Forgotten Frontier

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Hansel Mieth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Photojournalists
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Hansel Mieth was a German-born photojournalist who worked on the staff of LIFE Magazine. She was best known for her social commentary photography which recorded the lives of working class Americans in the 1930s and 1940s. She was born Johanna Mieth in Oppelsbohm, Germany, one of three daughters of a ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1909-1998)

Birthplace: Berglen, Germany

Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Photographer

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Susan Meiselas is an American documentary photographer. She has been associated with Magnum Photos since 1976 and a full member since 1980. She has published several books of her own photographs and has edited and contributed to others. Her works have been published in newspapers and magazines ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Photojournalist, Film Director, Photographer

Credits: The Windmill Movie, Pictures from a Revolution

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Kimberlee Acquaro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Photojournalists
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Kimberlee Acquaro is an American filmmaker and photojournalist. Her short documentary God Sleeps in Rwanda was nominated for an Oscar and won the Emmy award for Best Documentary God Sleeps in Rwanda was shown at the United Nations Association Film Festival, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Women, Power ...more

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Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Photojournalist Film Director

Credits: God Sleeps in Rwanda

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Homai Vyarawalla, commonly known by her pseudonym "Dalda 13," was India's first woman photojournalist. First active in the late 1930s, she retired in the early 1970s. In 2011, she was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of the Republic of India. ...more

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Age: Died at 99 (1913-2012)

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Profession: Photojournalist, Photographer

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Elizabeth "Lee" Miller, Lady Penrose, was an American photographer. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1907, she was a successful fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before going to Paris, where she became an established fashion and fine art photographer. During the Second World War, she ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1907-1977)

Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States of America

Profession: Model, Photojournalist, Photographer

Credits: The Blood of a Poet

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