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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.

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Albert Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
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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, 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 ...more

Age: 95

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

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Bill Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
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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 is actress and screenwriter Zoe Lister-Jones. He is married to visual artist and writer Joy Garnett. ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Antioch, California, United States of America

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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 books and album covers. He also designed LP jackets for independent recording companies - Miles Davis' Conception for instance. During the 1960s, he turned to social and political photojournalism. He succumbed to a brain tumor in 1987. ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1923-1987)

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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 2007 with Filippo Magnini of Italy. By winning the 100 m, 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 m final at the Olympics since Dick Pound at the 1960 Summer Olympics and the first Canadian to win an Olympic medal in the 100 m. Hayden adds a further three silver and one bronze medal to his World Championship totals. He is the current reigning Commonwealth Games champion in both the 50 m and ...more

Age: 34

Birthplace: Mission, Canada

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