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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.

Use this list of renowned Canadian 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. (103 items)

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Albert Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Albert Gilbert age 95 Albert "Al" Gilbert, CM is a Canadian photographer. He is often called the "Ambassador of Canadian Photography". Born in Toronto, Ontario, he began working with his father, ...more

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Bill Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Bill Jones age 71 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 ...more

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Bob Parent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Bob Parent Died at 64 (1923-1987) Bob Parent was Canadian-born photographer who specialized in photographing the Jazz musicians of New York City. His phototgraphs often appeared in Life, Down Beat and Metronome magazines, in ...more

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Brent Hayden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Brent Hayden age 34 Brent Matthew Hayden is a former Canadian swimmer. Hayden was a bronze medal winner in the 100 m freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He was co-World Champion in the same event in ...more

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Brian Wood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Brian Wood age 70 Brian Wood is a visual artist working with multiple media in painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography in New York City.

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Bruce Kirkby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Bruce Kirkby age 50 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 ...more

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Bruce LaBruce is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Bruce LaBruce age 54 Bruce LaBruce is a Canadian writer, filmmaker, photographer and underground adult director based in Toronto, Ontario. His films explore themes of sexual and interpersonal transgression against ...more

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Bruce Livingstone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Bruce Livingstone age 47 Bruce Livingstone is a Canadian entrepreneur who founded iStockphoto, an online distributor of stock photography. Livingstone started iStockphoto in 2000 as a project offering stock photos for ...more

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Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Bryan Adams age 58 Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC is a Canadian singer, musician, producer, actor, social activist, and photographer. Adams has been one of the most successful figures of the world of rock music during ...more

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Carol Dunlop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Carol Dunlop Died at 36 (1946-1982) Carol Dunlop was a writer, translator, activist, and photographer. She is mostly known for being the wife of the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar with whom she co-wrote The Autonauts of

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Charles Horetzky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Charles Horetzky Died at 62 (1838-1900) Charles George Horetzky or Horetsky was a Canadian surveyor and photographer noted for his work in western Canada as a member of the Canadian Pacific Survey under Sir Sandford Fleming and Frank ...more

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Chris Owen Halper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Chris Owen Halper Chris Owen Halper is a cinematographer.

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Dare Wright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Dare Wright Died at 87 (1914-2001) Dare Wright was a Canadian–American children's author, model and photographer.

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David McCurdy Baird is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
David McCurdy Baird age 97 David McCurdy Baird, OC FRSC is a Canadian geologist, photographer, and academic.

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David Neel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
David Neel age 58 David Neel is a Canadian writer, photographer, and artist who is a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation of coastal British Columbia.

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Denis Brodeur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Denis Brodeur Died at 83 (1930-2013) Denis Joseph Germain Stanislaus Brodeur was a Canadian photographer, acknowledged as one of hockey's finest photographers and was the father of New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, the ...more

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Dennis Pozniak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Dennis Pozniak age 36

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Don Reichert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Don Reichert Died at 81 (1932-2013) Don Karl Reichert was a Canadian artist. While primarily a painter in the abstract expressionist tradition, he was also notable as a photographer and digital media artist. Donald Richert was ...more

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Donigan Cumming is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Donigan Cumming age 70 Donigan Cumming is a multimedia artist who uses photography, video, drawing, sound, and text in experimental documentary films and multi-media installations. Since 1983, Cumming's work has ...more

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Donna Laframboise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Donna Laframboise Donna Laframboise is a Canadian investigative journalist, writer, and photographer. She has published recent critical reviews of the IPCC and its recent reports for the UN.

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Doug Vogt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Doug Vogt age 59 Doug Vogt is a Canadian photojournalist and cameraman. He was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He lived 25 years in Europe and presently calls Los Angeles, USA his new home. Doug Vogt ...more

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Douglas Kirkland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Douglas Kirkland age 84 Douglas Kirkland is a prominent photographer based in the United States. At age twenty-four, Kirkland was hired as a staff photographer for Look magazine and became famous for his 1961 photos of ...more

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Edward Burtynsky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Edward Burtynsky age 63 Edward Burtynsky, OC is a Canadian photographer and artist known for his large-format photographs of industrial landscapes. His work is housed in more than 50 museums including the Guggenheim ...more

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Elliott Marks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Elliott Marks Died at 62 (1941-2003) Elliott Marks was a movie stills photographer who was posthumously awarded the first Still Photographer Award by the International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards in 2004. According to ...more

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Eric Deis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Eric Deis age 38 Eric Deis is a Canadian photographer best known for his large-scale idiosyncratic photographs. In particular, his work addresses the "narrative potential of an all-encompassing picture ...more

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F. W. Micklethwaite is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
F. W. Micklethwaite Died at 76 (1849-1925) Frank William Micklethwaite was a prominent Canadian photographer, professionally known as F.W. Micklethwaite, whose photographs of Toronto and the Muskoka area form an important and unique ...more

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Farah Nosh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Farah Nosh Farah Nosh is an Iraqi Canadian photojournalist who was born and grew up in Canada. Nosh attended the University of British Columbia in 1998 to study geography for her BA, and then in 2002 she ...more

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Finbarr O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Finbarr O'Reilly age 47 Finbarr O’Reilly is a Canadian photographer, who in February 2006 won the premier award of the 49th annual World Press Photo contest. He is a 2013 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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Floria Sigismondi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Floria Sigismondi age 53 Floria Sigismondi is a Canadian-Italian photographer and music video director. Apart from her art exhibitions, she is best known for writing and directing the 2010 American drama film The ...more

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Françoise Doherty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Françoise Doherty Françoise Doherty is a Canadian filmmaker, songwriter and media artist. Noted for being a trailblazer in queer activism with a stop-motion animated series for children. She garnered ...more

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Frank Lennon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Frank Lennon Died at 79 (1927-2006) Frank Lennon was a Canadian photographer and photojournalist. He was best known for taking the photograph of Paul Henderson celebrating Canada's win over the Soviet Union at the 1972 Summit ...more

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Fred Bruemmer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Fred Bruemmer age 88 Fred Bruemmer, CM was a Latvian Canadian nature photographer and researcher. He spent his life travelling extensively throughout the circumpolar regions and to other remote parts of the globe. ...more

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Fred Herzog is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Fred Herzog age 87 Fred Herzog is a photographer known primarily for his photographs of life in Vancouver, Canada. He worked professionally as a medical photographer. He was the associate director of the UBC ...more

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Frederick William Wallace is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Frederick William Wallace Died at 72 (1886-1958) Frederick William Wallace was a journalist, photographer, historian and novelist. He was the author of Wooden Ships and Iron Men, a now-classic 1924 book about the last days of the Age of Sail ...more

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Freeman Patterson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Freeman Patterson age 80 Freeman Wilford Patterson, CM is a Canadian nature photographer and writer born at Long Reach, New Brunswick. He currently lives at Shamper's Bluff, New Brunswick. He earned a B.A. from Acadia ...more

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Gordon Ball is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Gordon Ball

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Gregory Colbert is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Gregory Colbert age 58 Gregory Colbert is a Canadian film-maker and photographer best known as the creator of Ashes and Snow, an exhibition of photographic artworks and films housed in the Nomadic Museum. Colbert sees ...more

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H. H. Bennett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
H. H. Bennett Died at 65 (1843-1908) Henry Hamilton Bennett was a photographer famous for his pictures of the Dells of the Wisconsin River and surrounding region taken between 1865 and 1908. The popularity of his photographs helped ...more

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Harry Palmer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Harry Palmer age 88 Harry Palmer is a Canadian photographer.

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Harvey Locke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Harvey Locke age 58 Harvey Locke is a conservationist, writer, and photographer. He is a recognized global leader in the field of parks, wilderness and large landscape conservation. He is a founder of the ...more

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Heidi Hollinger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Heidi Hollinger age 50 Heidi Hollinger is a political photographer and documentary presenter. After opening a photo studio in Moscow, she photographed over 100 political conventions in Russia, and travelled ...more

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Iain Baxter& is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Iain Baxter& age 81 Iain Baxter&, OC, OBC is a Canadian conceptual artist. Baxter& is recognized internationally as an early practitioner of conceptual art, the Canada Council Molson Prize committee stated ...more

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Jack Turner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Jack Turner Died at 100 (1889-1989) Brenton Harold Turner, aka Jack Turner, was a war photographer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Turner was a soldier with the Second Canadian Siege Battery during the First World War. While in ...more

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Jane Eaton Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Jane Eaton Hamilton age 63 Jane Eaton Hamilton is a Canadian short story writer, visual artist, poet and photographer.

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Jay Manuel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Jay Manuel age 45 Jay Manuel is a Canadian American make-up artist. He is most recognizable as the director of photo shoots on the popular reality television show America's Next Top Model. Manuel is also the host ...more

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Jeff Wall is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Jeff Wall age 71 Jeffrey "Jeff" Wall, OC, RSA is a Canadian artist best known for his large-scale back-lit cibachrome photographs and art history writing. Wall has been a key figure in Vancouver's art ...more

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Jerod Killick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Jerod Killick age 45

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Jill Culiner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Jill Culiner age 72 Jill Culiner is a Canadian folk artist, photographer and writer. She has had one-person shows of her photography and "boxes" in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Canada and ...more

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John A. Hammond is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
John A. Hammond Died at 96 (1843-1939) John A. Hammond was a Canadian adventurer, photographer, artist, printmaker and art educator. Born in Montreal, Quebec, at age nine he began working with his father as a marble cutter. As a ...more

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John Feeney is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
John Feeney Died at 84 (1922-2006) John Feeney was a New Zealand-born director of documentary films. He worked with the New Zealand National Film Unit, National Film Board of Canada and made films and did photography in Egypt. He ...more