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Famous Photographers from Australia

Updated June 14, 2019 20.5k views28 items

List of notable or famous photographers from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top photographers born in Australia and even some popular photographers who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian photographers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These photographers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known photographer from Australia is included when available.

This list features Helmut Newton, Herbert Finlay and more.

This historic photographers from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian photographers of note?" and "Who are the most famous photographers from Australia?" These prominent photographers of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian photographers.

Use this list of renowned Australian photographers to discover some new photographers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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  • Arthur Higgins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Photographers from Australia
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    Arthur Embery Higgins (25 October 1891 – 22 September 1963) was a pioneering Australian cinematographer known for his use of trick photography during the silent era. His ongoing collaborations with director Raymond Longford include The Sentimental Bloke (1919) and The Blue Mountains Mystery (1921). He briefly turned to directing with Odds On (1928) however returned to cinematography in 1931 for the remainder of his career.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1891-1963)
    • Birthplace: Hobart, Australia
  • Ben Lawrence may refer to: Ben Lawrence (director) (born 1973), Australian photographer and director of TV commercials and short films Ben Lawrence (American football) (born 1961), American football guard Ben St Lawrence (born 1981), Australian long-distance runner... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 47
  • Bill Henson (born 7 October 1955) is an Australian contemporary art photographer.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
  • Cameron Potts (born 10 November 1971 in Subiaco, Western Australia), is a musician based in Melbourne. Since 1999, he has toured regularly to the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Scandinavia and Iceland with both Ninetynine, playing drums, and Baseball, playing violin. His band Cuba Is Japan toured the far east in 2009, playing the Music Terminals Festival in Taiwan with Tricky, Placebo and a number of Australian acts including Mick Turner, The Stabs and The Holy Soul. and a 5 date tour of China supporting Angie Hart. He is not to be confused with Sydney musician Cameron Potts, lead singer and guitarist of Dead Letter Chorus.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Subiaco, Australia
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