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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Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
1949-10-02
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117 70
Achraf Baznani is listed (or ranked) 2 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 owes his success to his series Inside My Dreams, in which he stages himself in a gigantic world through surrealist and poetic self-portraits.

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Ansel Adams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Michael Munster added 1902-02-20
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88 93
Senol Zorlu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Senol Zorlu
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60 64
Elliott Erwitt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
1928-07-26
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34 36
Luvelli is listed (or ranked) 6 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 pieces.
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51 65
Sally Mann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
1951-05-01
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41 51
James Nachtwey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
1948-03-14
9
6 6
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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6 7
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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5 6
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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23 36
Björn Lofterud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Björn Lofterud 1970
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20 32
Seb Janiak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Seb Janiak 1966
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21 44
Roy DeCarava is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Roy DeCarava 1919-12-09
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27 55
Kalle Gustafsson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Kalle Gustafsson 1980
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10 24
James Balog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Msyardley added 1952-07-15
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11 26
Richard Sandler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
MarcusTrump added Richard Sandler
NY Street Photographer.
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15 35
Michael Didonna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Michael Didonna
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7 22
Ron Galella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
peterm0 added 1931-01-10
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13 34
Henrik Knudsen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Henrik Knudsen 1967
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9 27
Gilles Abenhaim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Gilles Abenhaim
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10 29
Alessandro Rocchi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Alessandro Rocchi 1974
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13 35
Jill Freedman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Jill Freedman
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13 35
Lyndon Wade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Lyndon Wade 1982
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18 45
David Lindsey Wade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
David Lindsey Wade