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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
age 96
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
age 72
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
Dec. 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
age 35
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
age 71
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
age 51
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
age 55
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
age 48
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
age 59
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 98
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
age 59
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
Dec. 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 37
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Don Reichert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Photographers from Canada
Dec. 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 71
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 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
age 60
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
age 85
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
age 64
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
Dec. 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
age 39
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