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List of famous female photojournalists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female photojournalists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being photojournalists. There are thousand of females working as photojournalists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic photojournalists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a photojournalist then the people below should give you inspiration.

You can rank all of these people, from Hansel Mieth to Homai Vyarawalla.

While this isn't a list of all female photojournalists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female photojournalists?" and "Who are the best female photojournalists?"
Gina Lollobrigida is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Photojournalists
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Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida is an Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor. She was one of the highest profile European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, a period in which she was considered to be a sex symbol. As her film career slowed, she established second careers as a photojournalist and sculptor. In the 1970s, she scooped the press by gaining an exclusive interview with Fidel Castro, the revolutionary Communist dictator of Cuba. She has continued as an active supporter of Italian and Italian American causes, particularly the National Italian American Foundation. In 2008, she received the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Foundation's Anniversary Gala. In 2013, she sold ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 90

Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy

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Margaret Bourke-White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Photojournalists
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Margaret Bourke-White was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first American female war photojournalist, and the first female photographer for Henry Luce's Life magazine, where her photograph appeared on the first cover. She died of Parkinson's disease about eighteen years after she developed her first symptoms. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 67 (1904-1971)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Marvin Breckinridge Patterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Photojournalists
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Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson, was an American photojournalist, cinematographer, and philanthropist. She used her middle name, Marvin, both professionally and personally to distinguish herself from her cousin Mary Breckinridge and to avoid the prejudice against women prevalent at the time. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 97 (1905-2002)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Hansel Mieth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Photojournalists
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Hansel Mieth was a German-born photojournalist who worked on the staff of LIFE Magazine. She was best known for her social commentary photography which recorded the lives of working class Americans in the 1930s and 1940s. She was born Johanna Mieth in Oppelsbohm, Germany, one of three daughters of a strict, religious family. She ran away from home at the age of 15 and did factory work before emigrating to the United States in 1930 to join her lover and fellow photographer Otto Hagel. The couple found themselves in the midst of the Great Depression and worked as migrant farm labourers for several years. During that time they began to photograph the brutal working conditions and suffering they ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 89 (1909-1998)

Birthplace: Berglen, Germany

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