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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)
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Robert Capa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
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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: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Artist, Photographer

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James Nachtwey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
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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 ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: USA, New York, Syracuse

Profession: Journalist, Sailor, Photojournalist, Photographer

Credits: War Photographer, Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers

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#5 on The Best Photographers in the World

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Jessica Dimmock is a cinematographer and film producer. ...more

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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 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
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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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#13 on The Best Lifestyle Photographers

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Felice Beato is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
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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: Veneto, Eurasia, Province of Venice, Italy Venice, + more

Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Photographer

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#49 on The Best Portrait Photographers

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Antonín Kratochvíl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
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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: 68

Birthplace: Litoměřice, Severozápad, Czech Republic

Profession: Photojournalist, Actor, Photographer

Credits: Kawasaki's Rose

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#28 on The Best Portrait Photographers

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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: 41

Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States of America

Profession: Videographer, Photojournalist, Photographer

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Don McCullin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
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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: 80

Birthplace: Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Journalist, Photojournalist, Photographer

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