Photography The Best Sports Photographers  

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This list of the best sports photographers in the world has been ranked by the community to determine the greatest sports photographers. This list includes portfolios and additional information about each photographer, when available. These sports photographers have taken some of the most iconic images in sports history. Who are the world’s best sports photographers?
 
This list includes only the best sports photographers in the world – many of these artists have been featured on the covers of many magazines and many have received multiple awards for their work. Sports photographers have to work quickly to catch every moment, no matter what sport they are covering.
 
This list features the greatest sports photographers in the world. It includes photographers such as Toni Frissell, Walter Iooss Jr., Neil Leifer, Charles M. Conlon, Aaron Chang, Hy Money, and Bernard Cahier. Cast your votes below for the sports photographers you think are the best, rerank this list to show your own opinions, or add a sports photographer you think is the best but isn't already on the list.

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44 7
Walter Iooss Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Walter Iooss Jr. 1943

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23 4
Neil Leifer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Neil Leifer 1942-12-28

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19 6
John Rooney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
John Rooney 1954

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8 1
Edward Ramsden Hall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Edward Ramsden Hall 1900

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10 4
Toni Frissell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Toni Frissell 1907-03-10

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9 4
Bob Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Bob Martin 1969

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12 8
Hy Money is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Hy Money

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6 2
Hy Peskin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Hy Peskin 1915-11-05

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4 0
Martin Bureau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Martin Bureau

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8 5
Andrew Milligan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Andrew Milligan

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7 4
Aaron Chang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Aaron Chang 1956

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7 4
Charles M. Conlon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Charles M. Conlon 1868-01-01

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6 3
Andrew D. Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Andrew D. Bernstein 1960

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5 2
Colin Elsey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Colin Elsey 1939

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5 2
Herb Scharfman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Herb Scharfman 1912-08-24

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5 2
David Cannon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
David Cannon 1950

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4 1
Alexei Khomich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Alexei Khomich 1920-03-14

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4 1
Bernard Cahier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Bernard Cahier 1927-06-20

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3 0
Jason Arnold is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Jason Arnold

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3 0
Albert Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Albert Wilkes 1874-11-10

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3 0
David Bergman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
David Bergman 1965

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3 0
Kevin P. Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Kevin P. Coughlin

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3 0
Robert Aspland Hatt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Robert Aspland Hatt 1876

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6 4
Ozzie Sweet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Ozzie Sweet 1918

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6 4
Sam Knox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Sam Knox 1971-07-29

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6 4
Darren Heath is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Darren Heath 1970-01-01

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5 3
Steve Powell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Photographers

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5 3
Robert Riger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Robert Riger 1924-06-04

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4 2
Heinz Kluetmeier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Heinz Kluetmeier 1943-01-01

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3 1
Vernon Biever is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Vernon Biever 1923-05-21

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3 1
Brad Mangin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Brad Mangin

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3 1
Lloyd C. A. Wells is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Lloyd C. A. Wells 1924-01-01

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3 1
Jim Laughead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Jim Laughead 1909-07-21

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2 0
Jim Fenwick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Jim Fenwick 1934-10-11

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2 0
Stanley Weston is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Stanley Weston 1919-09-25

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2 0
Robert Ewing III is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Robert Ewing III 1935-05-25

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2 0
Chris Burkard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Chris Burkard 1986

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2 0
William James Crawford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
William James Crawford

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2 0
Christoph Höhne is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Christoph Höhne 1941-02-12

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2 0
Marc Muench is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Marc Muench 1966-01-01

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2 0
Adam Pretty is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Adam Pretty

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2 0
Fionnbar Callanan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Fionnbar Callanan

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2 0
Murad Sezer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Murad Sezer 1969-01-01

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4 3
Howard Bingham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Howard Bingham 1939-01-01

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3 2
Rich Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Rich Clarkson 1960

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3 2
Martin Munkácsi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Martin Munkácsi 1896-05-18

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3 2
Art Streiber is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Art Streiber 1962-01-01

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3 2
Bill Frakes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Bill Frakes

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2 2
Monte Fresco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Monte Fresco 1936-02-14

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2 3
Peter Bush is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Photographers
Peter Bush 1930