List of Famous Photojournalists People

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)

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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: age 69
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California, Beverly Hills
    • Profession: Television producer, Fashion Model, Photojournalist, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Gandhi, Miss Congeniality, Murphy Brown, Boston Legal, Sweet Home Alabama, + more
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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 news ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • 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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    Gina Lollobrigida
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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 and ...more

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    • Age: age 88
    • Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy
    • Profession: Sculptor, Pin-up girl, Politician, Photojournalist, Actor
    • Credits: Beat the Devil, Solomon and Sheba, A Hundred and One Nights, One Hundred and One Nights, Bread, + more
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    Kenji Nagai
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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 to ...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: age 85
    • Birthplace: Leominster, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Photojournalist, Photographer
    • Credits: Letting Go
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    Mathew Brady
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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 Quincy ...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
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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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    Tim Hetherington
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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 documentary ...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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    Robert Capa
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    Robert Capa was a Hungarian war photographer, photojournalist and also the companion and professional partner of photographer Gerda Taró. He covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. He ...more

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    • Age: Died at 41 (1913-1954)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Hungary, Central Hungary, Budapest
    • Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Artist, Photographer
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    James Nachtwey is an American photojournalist and war photographer. He grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Dartmouth College, where he studied Art History and Political Science. He has been awarded the Overseas Press Club's Robert Capa Gold Medal five times. In 2003, he was injured by a grenade ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Sailor, Photojournalist, Photographer
    • Credits: War Photographer, Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers
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    Jessica Dimmock is a cinematographer and film producer.more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Cinematographer, Photojournalist
    • Credits: Without, Too Young to Wed
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    Kevin Carter
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    Kevin Carter was a South African photojournalist and member of the Bang-Bang Club. He was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph depicting the 1994 famine in Sudan. He committed suicide at the age of 33. His story is depicted in the 2010 feature film The Bang-Bang-Club, in which he was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 34 (1960-1994)
    • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Photographer
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    Felice Beato
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    Felice Beato, also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian–British photographer. He was one of the first people to take photographs in East Asia and one of the first war photographers. He is noted for his genre works, portraits, and views and panoramas of the architecture and landscapes of Asia and the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1832-1909)
    • Birthplace: Venice, Scorzè, Italy
    • Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Photographer
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    Antonín Kratochvíl is a Czech-born American photojournalist. He is a founding member of the VII Photo Agency. He received his BFA in Photography from Gerrit Rietveld Academie which is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Kratochvil has photographed a wide variety of subjects, including Mongolia's ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Litoměřice, Severozápad, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Photojournalist, Actor, Photographer
    • Credits: Kawasaki's Rose
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    Damon Winter is a New York based photographer who specializes in documentary, editorial, and travel photography. He received a Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2009 while with The New York Times.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Videographer, Photojournalist, Photographer
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    Don McCullin
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    Donald McCullin, CBE Hon FRPS is an internationally known British photojournalist, particularly recognized for his war photography and images of urban strife. His career, which began in 1959, has specialised in examining the underside of society, and his photographs have depicted the unemployed, ...more

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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Photographer
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    James "Spider" Martin was an American photographer known for his work documenting the American Civil Rights Movement in 1965, specifically Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery March.more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1939-2003)
    • Birthplace: Fairfield, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Photographer
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    Scott Harrison

    Scott Harrison is a former club promoter who founded and is the current CEO of the non-profit charity: water.more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Photojournalist, Photographer
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    Paul Couvrette
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    Paul Couvrette is a Canadian commercial photographer based in Ottawa, Ontario.more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Profession: Photojournalist, Photographer
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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 her ...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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