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Heather Agarwal
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List of the best fashion photographers.  Great fashion is purposeful art and it takes a gifted photographer to enhance the artistry of a garment with a still image. Who is the Best Fashion Photographer? We will finally answer this question with the help of Ranker voters.
 

The great fashion photographers have many different styles. A photographer like Annie Leibovitz can be minimalist, capturing the heart and soul of her subjects or one can be vibrant and theatrical as is the case with a photographer like David LaChapelle. Photography, like fashion, can be very subjective. Everyone who views a piece has their own reaction to it. One person may think that a photo is the best they have ever seen, while someone else may think it's too crazy. That's why we need your help determining which fashion photographer is the greatest.
 

All of the photographers on our list are true artists. Their photos have graced the covers of Vogue, Elle and Glamour. They have worked with beautiful models, famous actors and actresses, as well as the most innovative designers of their time. Some of them have even become celebrities in their own right.
 

The question remains, who is the best fashion photographer? Vote and help us uncover which shutterbug deserves the number one spot.

list ordered by

1
12 2
Richard Avedon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Richard Avedon New York City, New York, United States of America

2
13 4
Helmut Newton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Helmut Newton Berlin, Germany

3
7 1
Irving Penn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Irving Penn Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America

4
6 1
Peter Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Peter Lindbergh Leszno, Poland

5
7 2
Cecil Beaton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Cecil Beaton Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

6
8 3
Steven Klein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Steven Klein New York City, New York, United States of America

7
9 4
Herb Ritts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Herb Ritts Los Angeles, California, United States of America

8
9 6
Mario Testino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Mario Testino Lima, Peru

9
8 5
Patrick Demarchelier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Patrick Demarchelier Le Havre, France

10
7 4
Rankin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Rankin Paisley, United Kingdom

11
6 3
Ellen von Unwerth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Ellen von Unwerth Frankfurt, Germany

12
10 8
Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Annie Leibovitz Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America

13
8 6
Steven Meisel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Steven Meisel New York City, New York, United States of America

14
8 6
David LaChapelle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
David LaChapelle Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America

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15
7 5
Bruce Weber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Bruce Weber Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

16
6 4
Francesco Scavullo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Francesco Scavullo New York City, New York, United States of America

17
5 3
Horst P. Horst is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Horst P. Horst Wei├čenfels, Germany

18
4 2
Guy Bourdin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Guy Bourdin Paris, France

19
2 0
Zuzana Breznanikova is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Jessicagoes added Zuzana Breznanikova

20
2 0
Bill Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Baden Chalmers added Bill Cunningham Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

21
5 4
Man Ray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Man Ray Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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22
4 3
Bert Stern is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Bert Stern New York City, New York, United States of America

23
6 6
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Karl Lagerfeld Hamburg, Germany

24
4 4
Nick Knight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Nick Knight Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom

25
3 3
Norman Parkinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Norman Parkinson London, United Kingdom

26
3 3
David Bailey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
David Bailey Eurasia, Leytonstone, United Kingdom

27
3 3
Edward Steichen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Edward Steichen Bivange, Luxembourg

28
2 2
Hiro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Hiro Shanghai, China

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29
2 2
Arthur Elgort is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Arthur Elgort New York City, New York, United States of America

30
2 3
Deborah Turbeville is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers

31
4 6
Juergen Teller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Juergen Teller Erlangen, Germany

32
3 5
Craig McDean is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Craig McDean Manchester, United Kingdom

33
2 4
Mert and Marcus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Mert and Marcus

34
1 3
George Hoyningen-Huene is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
George Hoyningen-Huene Saint Petersburg, Russia

35
7 10
Terry Richardson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Terry Richardson New York City, New York, United States of America

36
0 2
Lord Snowdon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers

37
2 5
Toni Frissell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Toni Frissell Manhattan, New York City, New York

38
0 3
Norman Jean Roy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Norman Jean Roy Canada

39
0 3
Raymond Meier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Raymond Meier Switzerland

40
2 6
Nigel Barker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Nigel Barker London, England

41
0 4
John Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
John Rawlings

42
0 4
Mariano Vivanco is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Mariano Vivanco Lima, Peru

43
0 4
Tony Kelly is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fashion Photographers
Tony Kelly Dublin, Republic of Ireland