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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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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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