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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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  • 1
    Hy Money
    265
    24

    Hy Money

  • 2
    Walter Iooss Jr.
    80
    50

    Walter Iooss Jr.

  • 3
    Darren Heath
    40
    19

    Darren Heath

    Age: 50
    Darren Heath is a motorsport photographer specialising in Formula One motor racing known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Toni Frissell
    35
    20

    Toni Frissell

    Dec. at 81 (1907-1988)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    Antoinette Frissell Bacon (March 10, 1907 – April 17, 1988), known as Toni Frissell, was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Andrew Milligan
    26
    14

    Andrew Milligan

  • 6
    Neil Leifer
    45
    38

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Neil Leifer (born December 28, 1942) is an American sports photographer and filmmaker known... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Chris Burkard
    18
    6

    Chris Burkard

  • 8
    Edward Ramsden Hall
    24
    14

    Edward Ramsden Hall

  • 9
    Sam Knox
    21
    12

    Sam Knox

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Frank Samuel Knox (March 29, 1910 – May 1981) was an American football guard who played three... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Robert Riger
    19
    10

    Robert Riger

    Dec. at 71 (1924-1995)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Robert Riger (June 4, 1924 – May 19, 1995) was a celebrated sports illustrator, photographer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Aaron Chang
    20
    12

    Aaron Chang

  • 12
    Andrew D. Bernstein
    20
    12

    Andrew D. Bernstein

    Andrew D. Bernstein is an American photographer. Like many of the professional athletes he... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Albert Wilkes
    15
    6

    Albert Wilkes

    Dec. at 62 (1874-1936)
    Albert Wilkes (6 September 1875 – 9 December 1936) was an English sports photographer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Christoph Höhne

    BirthplaceBorsdorf, Germany

    Christoph Höhne (born 12 February 1941 in Borsdorf, Saxony) is a racewalker of the SV Dynamo.... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Art Streiber
    18
    12

    Art Streiber

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Art Streiber is an American photographer known in particular for his portraits of... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    William James Crawford
    15
    10

    William James Crawford

  • 17
    Jason Arnold
    17
    13

    Jason Arnold

    Jason Arnold, known by his stage name ShyBoy, is an American vocalist, songwriter, music... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Robert Aspland Hatt
    15
    10

    Robert Aspland Hatt

  • 19
    Brad Mangin
    Brad Mangin is a Bay Area freelance sports photographer. Mangin has done eight cover shots for... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Colin Elsey
    19
    18

    Colin Elsey

  • 21
    Robert Ewing III
    10
    6

    Robert Ewing III

    Dec. at 72 (1935-2007)
    Robert Wilson Ewing III (May 25, 1935 – March 27, 2007) was a sports and underwater... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Stanley Weston
    7
    5

    Stanley Weston

    Dec. at 83 (1919-2002)
    Stanley Weston (né Weinburger; September 25, 1919 – April 11, 2002) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Marc Muench
    7
    5
    Marc Muench is an American photographer who specializes in sports and landscape photography.... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Murad Sezer
    7
    5

    Murad Sezer

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceGermany

    Murad Sezer (born 1969) is a Turkish photographer.
  • 25
    Alexei Khomich
    17
    21

    Alexei Khomich

    Dec. at 60 (1920-1980)
    Aleksei Petrovich Khomich (Russian Алексей Петрович Хомич; 14 March 1920 – 30 May 1980) was a... more on Wikipedia