Famous Photographers from Canada

List of notable or famous photographers from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top photographers born in Canada and even some popular photographers who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian 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 Canada is included when available.

Examples include Bryan Adams and Jay Manuel.

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

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    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    Albert "Al" Gilbert, (born November 18, 1922) is a Canadian photographer. He is often called the "Ambassador of Canadian Photography".He was born in Toronto, Ontario into a family of Ukrainian-Jewish origin. He began working with his father, Nathan Gittelmacher, who was also a photographer. Since 1950, he has photographed all of the Prime Ministers of Israel.He was awarded the Photographer of the Year Award from the Professional Photographers of Canada in 1968, 1969, and 1973. He is a Fellow of the Professional Photographers of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and a Fellow of the American Society of Photographers.In 1989, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition for being "a master portrait photographer".His son, Michael Gilbert, is also a photographer.
  • Bill Jones
    Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Antioch, California
    Bill Jones is a photographer, installation artist, performer and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. His work is concerned with light as both a physical phenomenon and metaphorical figure. Jones was part of the Vancouver School of conceptual photography, along with such artists as Rodney Graham, Ian Wallace and Jeff Wall. Jones has three daughters; his youngest daughter (with New York-based, Canadian-born video artist Ardele Lister) is actress and screenwriter Zoe Lister-Jones. He is married to visual artist and writer Joy Garnett.
  • Bob Parent
    Dec. at 64 (1923-1987)
    Bob Parent may refer to: Bob Parent (photographer) (1923–1987), Canadian-born photographer Bob Parent (ice hockey) (born 1958), retired ice hockey player Bob Parent (professor), professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Birthplace: Mission, Canada
    Brent Matthew Hayden (born October 21, 1983) is a Canadian former competitive swimmer. Representing Canada for a decade, Hayden is regarded as the fastest swimmer in Canadian history. Hayden won a bronze medal in the 100-metre freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with a time of 47.80. He was world champion in the same event in 2007 with Filippo Magnini of Italy. By winning the 100-metre, Hayden became the first Canadian in 21 years to win a gold medal at the World Aquatics Championships, he was also the first Canadian to appear in the 100-metre final at the Olympics since Dick Pound at the 1960 Summer Olympics, and the first Canadian to win an Olympic medal in the 100-metre. Hayden adds a further three silver and one bronze medal to his World Championship totals. In addition, Hayden is currently the Canadian record-holder in the 200-metre, 100-metre and 50-metre freestyle in both the short-course and long-course. He has also held the world record in the 4×100-metre medley relay, and the 4×200-metre freestyle relay.
  • Brian Wood
    Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada
    Brian Wood (born 1948) is a visual artist working with multiple media in painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography in New York City.
    • Birthplace: Canada
    Bruce Kirkby is a Canadian adventurer, photographer, and writer. Widely recognized for extended expeditions to remote wilderness areas, his achievements include a 40-day, 1000-kilometre crossing of Arabia's Empty Quarter by camel (1999) and the first contiguous descent of Ethiopia's Blue Nile Gorge from source to Sudanese border (with National Geographic). The author of two best-selling books, Kirkby's writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic and The New York Times. National Geographic Channel featured his photography in the documentary Through the Lens (2003). A member of the Mountain Equipment Co-op Envoy/Adventure Team, Kirkby makes his home in Kimberley, British Columbia.