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List of famous people who majored in photography, including photos when available. This list of famous photography majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in photography. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in photography you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Maya Rudolph and Selma Blair, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were photography majors?" and "Which famous people studied photography?"
Selma Blair is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Photography
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Selma Blair is an American film, television and theater actress. Since Blair made her professional acting debut in 1995, she has starred in a variety of film genres, including several commercial Hollywood motion pictures, indie and art house films. Blair officially started her professional acting ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: Southfield, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Hellboy, Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde

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Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Photography
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Maya Khabira Rudolph is an American actress and comedian. She rose to prominence on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live, where she was a cast member from 2000 to 2007. She has also starred in films such as Idiocracy, Away We Go, Grown Ups, Bridesmaids, and Grown Ups 2. She starred as Ava ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Credits: Bridesmaids, Gattaca, Big Hero 6, Idiocracy

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Gillian Welch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Photography
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Gillian Welch is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Their sparse and dark musical style, which combines elements of Appalachian music, bluegrass, and Americana, is described by The New Yorker as "at once innovative and obliquely ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Profession: Singer-songwriter, Singer

Credits: O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Down from the Mountain, The Revelator Collection

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Timmy Yip is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Photography
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Timmy Yip Kam-tim Chinese: 葉錦添; born 1967) has worked as an art director and designer for fiction films. He is best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which won an Academy Award in art direction. Yip also won a BAFTA award for the film's costume design. He is sometimes credited as Tim Yip ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Profession: Film Art Director, Production Designer, Costume Designer

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