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The Best Photographers in the World 

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Updated June 14, 2019 3.8k votes 877 voters 279.1k views 69 items
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
Age 69 from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America
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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 Ansel Adams Dec. at 82 (1902-1984) from Western Addition, California
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Luvelli is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Elliott Erwitt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Age 90 from Paris, France
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Senol Zorlu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Senol Zorlu
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Sally Mann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Age 67 from Virginia
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James Nachtwey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Age 70 from Syracuse, New York, United States of America
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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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Björn Lofterud is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Björn Lofterud
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Seb Janiak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Seb Janiak
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Jill Freedman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Jill Freedman
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Richard Sandler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
MarcusTrump added Richard Sandler
NY Street Photographer.
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Roy DeCarava is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Roy DeCarava Dec. at 90 (1919-2009) from Harlem, New York City, New York
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Kalle Gustafsson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Kalle Gustafsson
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Michael Didonna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Michael Didonna
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James Balog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Msyardley added Age 66 from Danville, Pennsylvania
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Tariq Zaidi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
miciur added Tariq Zaidi
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David Lindsey Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
David Lindsey Wade
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Ron Galella is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
peterm0 added Age 88 from New York City, USA, New York
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Lyndon Wade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Lyndon Wade
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Henrik Knudsen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Henrik Knudsen
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Alessandro Rocchi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Alessandro Rocchi
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Gilles Abenhaim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Photographers in the World
Gilles Abenhaim