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

This list has a variety of people in it, from Helena Christensen to Viggo Mortensen.

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

Use this list of renowned Danish 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. (10 items)
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Helena Christensen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Photographers from Denmark
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Helena Christensen is a Danish fashion model and photographer. She is a former Victoria's Secret Angel and beauty queen. Christensen has also served as creative director for Nylon magazine, designed clothing, and supported funding for breast cancer organizations and other charities. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Jacob Aue Sobol

Jacob Aue Sobol is a Danish photographer. He has worked around the world, including in East Greenland, Guatemala, Tokyo, Bangkok and Copenhagen. Since 2007 Sobol has been a nominee at Magnum Photos. His works are widely exhibited, notably at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York and at the Diemar/Noble Photography Gallery in London. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 42

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Jacob Riis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Photographers from Denmark
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Jacob August Riis was a Danish American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer. He is known for using his photographic and journalistic talents to help the impoverished in New York City; those impoverished New Yorkers were the subject of most of his prolific writings and photography. He endorsed the implementation of "model tenements" in New York with the help of humanitarian Lawrence Veiller. Additionally, as one of the most famous proponents of the newly practicable casual photography, he is considered one of the fathers of photography due to his very early adoption of flash in photography. While living in New York, Riis experienced poverty and became ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 65 (1849-1914)

Birthplace: Ribe, Denmark

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