Photographers The Best Photographers in the World  

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This list of the best photographers in the world has been ranked by the community to determine which living photographer is the absolute best. This list includes portfolios and additional information such as a biographical info, when available. These photographers can be street photographers, portrait photographers, or currently producing any other kind of photography. Who are the world’s best photographers?
 
This list includes only the best photographers in the world – many of these artists have been featured on the covers of multiple magazines and many have received prestigious awards for their work as well. No matter what type of photography you’re interested in, there's sure to be a great photographer on this list who is creating images you will love.
 
This list features the most popular photographers in the world, covering many different styles of photography. It includes photographers such as Ciril Jazbec, David Lindsey Wade, Simon Hoegsberg, Annie Leibowitz, and Tom Kan. Cast your votes for the best living photographers below or add a photographer who is currently working, but isn't already on the list.

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Achraf Baznani is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
azednet added Achraf Baznani Achraf Baznani is a Moroccan artist photographer. He plays with optical illusions to create surrealistic, amusing and surprising photos. His signature: to put himself in the spotlight in a small size. Achraf Baznani ...

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Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Annie Leibovitz 1949-10-02

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Ansel Adams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Michael Munster added Ansel Adams 1902-02-20

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Senol Zorlu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Senol Zorlu

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Elliott Erwitt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Elliott Erwitt 1928-07-26

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James Nachtwey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
James Nachtwey 1948-03-14

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Sally Mann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Sally Mann 1951-05-01

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Luvelli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
MarcusTrump added Luvelli Fine Art Documentarian, whose artwork references emotions as well as conveys social messages. His calculated photographic style is easily distinguished by the romantically raw subject matter and macabre atmosphere in his ...

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Kundan Suryawanshi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Kundan Suryawanshi added Kundan Suryawanshi

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Kundan suryawanshi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Kundan Suryawanshi added Kundan suryawanshi

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Kundan Suryawanshi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Kundan Suryawanshi added Kundan Suryawanshi

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Björn Lofterud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Björn Lofterud 1970

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Seb Janiak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Seb Janiak 1966

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Tariq Zaidi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
miciur added Tariq Zaidi

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Richard Sandler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
MarcusTrump added Richard Sandler NY Street Photographer.

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James Balog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Msyardley added James Balog 1952-07-15

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Kalle Gustafsson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Kalle Gustafsson 1980

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Alessandro Rocchi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Alessandro Rocchi 1974

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Roy DeCarava is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Roy DeCarava 1919-12-09

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Ron Galella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
1466021250541 added Ron Galella 1931-01-10

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Michael Didonna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Michael Didonna

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Gilles Abenhaim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Gilles Abenhaim

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Simon Powell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Simon Powell

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Lyndon Wade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Lyndon Wade 1982

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Jill Freedman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Jill Freedman

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Robin Skjoldborg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Robin Skjoldborg 1961

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Marcus Haney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Marcus Haney

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Henrik Knudsen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Henrik Knudsen 1967

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Francois-Xavier Marciat is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Francois-Xavier Marciat 1981

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Vitor Shalom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Vitor Shalom 1976

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Mike Walsen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Mike Walsen

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Bagrad Badalian is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Bagrad Badalian 1987

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Lee Towndrow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Lee Towndrow

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Sarah Cheng-De Winne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Sarah Cheng-De Winne 1987

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Natasha Gudermane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Natasha Gudermane

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David Lindsey Wade is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
David Lindsey Wade

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Thomas Kettner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Thomas Kettner 1960

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Pierre Choiniere is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Pierre Choiniere 1981

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Quentin Shih is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Quentin Shih 1975

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Dimitris Theocharis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Dimitris Theocharis 1977-10-15

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Erik Reis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Erik Reis 1980

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Kazuha Matsumoto is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Kazuha Matsumoto 1977

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Alexandra Hager is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Alexandra Hager 1971

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Carlo Bellavia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Carlo Bellavia 1971

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Hirano Aichi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Hirano Aichi 1987

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Andrew G. Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Andrew G. Hobbs

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Martin Amis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Martin Amis 1949

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Alex Prager is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Alex Prager 1979-01-01

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Cornelia Adams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Cornelia Adams

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Nicholas Samaras is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Nicholas Samaras