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Famous Photographers from Canada

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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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    BirthplaceToronto, 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...  more
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    Bill Jones

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceAntioch, 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...  more
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    Bob Parent

    Age: 98
    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...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceMission, 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...  more
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    Brian Wood

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceSaskatoon, Canada

    Brian Wood (born 1948) is a visual artist working with multiple media in painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography in New York City....  more
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    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...  more
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    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 free...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    Bryan Guy Adams (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist. He rose to fame in Canada and the United States with...  more

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    Carol Dunlop

    Dec. at 36 (1946-1982)

    BirthplaceQuincy, Massachusetts

    Carol Dunlop (April 2, 1946 – November 2, 1982) was a Canadian writer, translator, activist and photographer. She is best known for being the co-author, with her husband the Argentine writer Julio...  more
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    Charles Horetzky

    Dec. at 61 (1838-1900)
    Charles George Horetzky or Horetsky (20 July 1838 – 30 April 1900) was a Canadian surveyor and photographer noted for his work in western Canada as a member of the Canadian Pacific Survey under Sir...  more
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    Chris Owen Halper

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    Dare Wright

    Dec. at 86 (1914-2001)

    BirthplaceThornhill, Markham, Canada

    Dare Wright (December 3, 1914 – January 25, 2001) was a Canadian–American children's author, model, and photographer. She is best known for her 1957 children's book, The Lonely Doll....  more
  • 13

    BirthplaceFredericton, Canada

    David McCurdy Baird, (born July 28, 1920) is a Canadian geologist, photographer, and academic. He is the older brother to Dr. Kenneth Baird....  more
  • 14

    David Neel

    Age: 61


    David Neel (born April 7, 1960) is a Canadian writer, photographer, and artist who is a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation of coastal British Columbia....  more
  • 15

    Denis Brodeur

    Dec. at 82 (1930-2013)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Denis Joseph Germain Stanislaus Brodeur (October 12, 1930 – September 26, 2013) was a Canadian photographer, acknowledged as one of hockey's finest photographers and was the father of New Jersey...  more
  • 16

    Dennis Pozniak

    Age: 40
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    Don Reichert

    Dec. at 81 (1932-2013)

    BirthplaceManitoba, Canada

    Don Karl Reichert (11 January 1932 – 8 September 2013) was a Canadian artist. While primarily a painter in the abstract expressionist tradition, he was also notable as a photographer and digital...  more
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    Donigan Cumming

    Age: 74


    Donigan Cumming (born 1947, Danville, VA, lives in Montreal, Canada) is a multimedia artist who uses photography, video, drawing, sound, and text in experimental documentary films, collages,...  more
  • 19
    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....  more
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    Doug Vogt

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceAlberta, Canada

    Doug Vogt (; born 1959) is a Canadian photojournalist and cameraman. He was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He lived 25 years in Europe and presently lives in Los Angeles, United States....  more
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    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Douglas Kirkland (born 1934 in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada) is a photographer based in the United States....  more
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    BirthplaceSt. Catharines, Canada

    Edward Burtynsky (born February 22, 1955) is a Canadian photographer and artist known for his large format photographs of industrial landscapes....  more
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    Elliott Marks

    Dec. at 61 (1941-2003)


    Elliott Marks (3 December 1941 – 9 July 2003) was a Canadian movie stills photographer who was posthumously awarded the first Still Photographer Award by the International Cinematographers Guild...  more
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    Eric Deis

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceBritish Columbia, Canada

    Eric Deis (born 1979) is a Canadian photographer best known for his large-scale photographs. In particular, his work addresses the "narrative potential of an all-encompassing picture plane"....  more
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    F. W. Micklethwaite

    Dec. at 76 (1849-1925)

    BirthplaceAshton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom

    Frank William Micklethwaite (1849–1925) was a prominent Canadian photographer, professionally known as F.W. Micklethwaite, whose photographs of Toronto and the Muskoka area form an important and...  more