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TRENDING List of Famous Photojournalists

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List of famous photojournalists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top photojournalists in the world? This includes the most prominent photojournalists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable photojournalists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic photojournalists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned photojournalists.

Examples of people on this list include Kenji Nagai and James Nachtwey.

From reputable, prominent, and well known photojournalists to the lesser known photojournalists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the photojournalist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous photojournalists ever?" and "What are the names of famous photojournalists?" then you're in the right place. (328 items)
Candice Bergen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
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Candice Patricia Bergen is an American actress and former fashion model. For her role as the title character on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown, she won five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards as Best Actress in a TV Comedy. She is also an Academy Award nominee. Bergen began her career as a fashion ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Fashion Model, Photojournalist, Actor Voice acting, + more

Credits: Murphy Brown, Gandhi, Miss Congeniality, Boston Legal

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#45 on The Best Emmy Hosts Ever

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Ann Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
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Ann Curry is an American television personality, news journalist and photojournalist. In June 2012, she became the National and International Correspondent/Anchor for NBC News and the Anchor at Large for the Today show. She was co-anchor of Today from June 9, 2011 to June 28, 2012 and the program's ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Guam

Profession: Newsreader, Photojournalist, Actor, TV Journalist Presenter, + more

Credits: Dateline NBC, Today, NBC Nightly News, Rock Center with Brian Williams Christmas In Rockefeller Center, + more

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#8 on The Best Today Show Hosts

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Gina Lollobrigida is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous 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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#19 on The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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Kenji Nagai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
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Kenji Nagai was a Japanese photojournalist who took many assignments to conflict zones and dangerous areas around the world. He was shot dead in Burma during the 2007 Burmese anti-government protests. Nagai continued to take photos as he lay wounded on the ground, later dying from gunshot injuries ...more

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Age: Died at 50 (1957-2007)

Birthplace: Imabari, Japan

Profession: Video journalist, Journalist, Photojournalist, Photographer

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Paul Fusco

Paul Fusco is a photographer. ...more

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Age: 85

Birthplace: Leominster, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Photojournalist, Photographer

Credits: Letting Go

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Mathew Brady is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
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Mathew B. Brady was one of the first American photographers, best known for his scenes of the Civil War. He studied under inventor Samuel F. B. Morse, who pioneered the daguerreotype technique in America. Brady opened his own studio in New York in 1844, and photographed Andrew Jackson and John ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1822-1896)

Birthplace: New York, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Photographer

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Alfred Eisenstaedt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
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Alfred Eisenstaedt was a German-born American photographer and photojournalist. One of the most prolific photographers of the twentieth century, he began his career in pre-World War II Germany, and after moving to the U.S., achieved prominence as a staff photographer for Life Magazine which featured ...more

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Age: Died at 97 (1898-1995)

Birthplace: Tczew, Poland

Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Photographer

Credits: Alfred Eisenstaedt: Photographer

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#4 on The Best Portrait Photographers

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Tim Hetherington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
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Timothy Alistair Telemachus "Tim" Hetherington was a British photojournalist. He produced books, films and other work that "ranged from multi-screen installations, to fly-poster exhibitions, to handheld device downloads" and was a regular contributor to Vanity Fair. He was best known for the ...more

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Age: Died at 41 (1970-2011)

Birthplace: Birkenhead, United Kingdom

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

Credits: Restrepo, Diary

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