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Famous Photographers from Canada

List of notable or famous photographers from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top photographers born in Canada and even some popular photographers who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian photographers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These photographers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known photographer from Canada is included when available.

Examples include Bryan Adams and Jay Manuel.

This historic photographers from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian photographers of note?" and "Who are the most famous photographers from Canada?" These prominent photographers of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian photographers.

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    Albert "Al" Gilbert, CM is a Canadian photographer. He is often called the "Ambassador of Canadian Photography". Born in Toronto, Ontario, he began working with his father, Nathan Gittelmacher, who was also a photographer. Since 1950, he has photographed all of the Prime Ministers of Israel. He was ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 93
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Photographer
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    Bill Jones is a photographer, installation artist, performer and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. His work is concerned with light as both a physical phenomenon and metaphorical figure. Jones was part of the Vancouver School of conceptual photography, along with such artists as Rodney Graham, Ian Wallace ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Antioch, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Installation Artist, Writer, Photographer
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    Bob Parent was Canadian-born photographer who specialized in photographing the Jazz musicians of New York City. His phototgraphs often appeared in Life, Down Beat and Metronome magazines, in books and album covers. He also designed LP jackets for independent recording companies - Miles Davis' Conception ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 64 (1923-1987)
    • Profession: Photographer
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    Brent Matthew Hayden is a former Canadian swimmer. Hayden was a bronze medal winner in the 100 m freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He was co-World Champion in the same event in 2007 with Filippo Magnini of Italy. By winning the 100 m, Hayden became the first Canadian in 21 years to win a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Mission, Canada
    • Profession: Photographer, Swimmer
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    Brian Wood is a visual artist working with multiple media in painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography in New York City. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada
    • Profession: Artist, Photographer
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    Bruce Kirkby is a Canadian adventurer, photographer, and writer. Widely recognized for extended expeditions to remote wilderness areas, his achievements include a 40-day, 1000-kilometre crossing of Arabia's Empty Quarter by camel and the first contiguous descent of Ethiopia's Blue Nile Gorge from source ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Canada
    • Profession: Cinematographer, Photographer
    • Credits: Above All Else: The Everest Dream
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    Bruce LaBruce is a Canadian writer, filmmaker, photographer and underground adult director based in Toronto, Ontario. His films explore themes of sexual and interpersonal transgression against cultural norms, frequently blending the artistic and production techniques of independent film with gay ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Southampton, Ontario, Canada
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Bassist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker + 4 more
    • Credits: Otto; or Up with Dead People, L.A. Zombie, Sugar, Give Piece of Ass a Chance, Hustler White + 19 more
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    Bruce Livingstone is a Canadian entrepreneur who founded iStockphoto, an online distributor of stock photography. Livingstone started iStockphoto in 2000 as a project offering stock photos for free over the internet. In 2002, high monthly bandwidth bills prodded him to implement a payment/credit system. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 44
    • Profession: Photographer
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    Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC is a Canadian singer, musician, producer, actor, social activist, and photographer. Adams has been one of the most successful figures of the world of rock music during last three decades. He's known for his strong husky vocals and energetic live performances. Adams rose to fame ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Kingston, Canada
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Jack, Racing Stripes, Teachers, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return + 18 more
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    Carol Dunlop was a writer, translator, activist, and photographer. She is mostly known for being the wife of the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar with whom she co-wrote The Autonauts of the Cosmoroute. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 36 (1946-1982)
    • Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Translator, Writer, Photographer
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    Charles Horetzky

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    Charles George Horetzky or Horetsky was a Canadian surveyor and photographer noted for his work in western Canada as a member of the Canadian Pacific Survey under Sir Sandford Fleming and Frank Moberly. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 62 (1838-1900)
    • Profession: Photographer
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    Chris Owen Halper

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    Chris Owen Halper is a cinematographer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Photographer
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    Dare Wright was a Canadian–American children's author, model and photographer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 87 (1914-2001)
    • Birthplace: Thornhill, Markham, Canada
    • Profession: Model, Author, Photographer
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    David McCurdy Baird, OC FRSC is a Canadian geologist, photographer, and academic. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 95
    • Birthplace: Fredericton, Canada
    • Profession: Science writer, Geologist, Photographer
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    David Neel is a Canadian writer, photographer, and artist who is a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation of coastal British Columbia. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Canada
    • Profession: Writer, Photographer
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    Denis Joseph Germain Stanislaus Brodeur was a Canadian photographer, acknowledged as one of hockey's finest photographers and was the father of New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, the National Hockey League's winningest goaltender. He was the official photographer for the Montreal Canadiens for ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 83 (1930-2013)
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Profession: Photographer
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    Dennis Pozniak

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    • Age: age 34
    • Profession: Photographer
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    Don Karl Reichert was a Canadian artist. While primarily a painter in the abstract expressionist tradition, he was also notable as a photographer and digital media artist. Donald Richert was born in Libau, Manitoba in 1932 to parents who had immigrated from Austria. He studied art in Canada, Mexico, and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1932-2013)
    • Birthplace: Manitoba, Canada
    • Profession: Photographer
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    Donigan Cumming

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    Donigan Cumming is a multimedia artist who uses photography, video, drawing, sound, and text in experimental documentary films and multi-media installations. Since 1983, Cumming's work has contributed to Canadian and international festivals and exhibitions dealing with themes of the body, truth/fiction, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Photographer
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    Donna Laframboise is a Canadian investigative journalist, writer, and photographer. She has published recent critical reviews of the IPCC and its recent reports for the UN. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Journalist, Photographer
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