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

Examples include Boy George and M.I.A..

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

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Adrian Weale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Photographers from England
age 55
Adrian Weale (born 9 February 1964) is a British writer, journalist, illustrator and photographer of Welsh origin. He was educated at Latymer Upper School, University of York, Royal Military ...more
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Albert E. Kahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Dec. at 67 (1912-1979)
Albert Eugene Kahn (May 11, 1912 – September 15, 1979) was an American journalist, photographer, author and nephew of modernist industrial architect Albert Kahn. He is mostly known as author of ...more
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Alfred Gregory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Dec. at 97 (1913-2010)
Alfred Gregory FBIPP, FRPS (Hon) (12 February 1913 – 9 February 2010) was a British mountaineer, explorer and professional photographer. A member of the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition ...more
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Amanda de Cadenet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Photographers from England
age 46
Amanda de Cadenet (born 19 May 1972 in Hampstead, London) is an English photographer, actress and television presenter.
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Andy Goldsworthy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Photographers from England
age 62
Andy Goldsworthy (born 26 July 1956) is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist who produces site-specific sculptures and land art situated in natural and urban settings. He lives ...more
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Angus Fairhurst is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Dec. at 42 (1966-2008)
Angus Fairhurst (4 October 1966 – 29 March 2008) was an English artist working in installation, photography and video. He was one of the Young British Artists (YBAs).
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Anne Hardy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Photographers from England
age 49
Anne Hardy is a British artist. Her art practice spans photography, sculptural installation and audio. She completed an MA in photography at the Royal College of Art in 2000, having graduated ...more
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Bill Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Bill Jackson age 66
Bill Jackson (born 1953) is a contemporary English photographer.
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Bill Wyman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Photographers from England
age 82
Bill Wyman (born William George Perks Jr., 24 October 1936) is an English musician, record producer, songwriter and singer. He was the bass guitarist for the English rock and roll band the ...more
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Billy Childish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Photographers from England
age 59
Billy Childish (born Steven John Hamper, 1 December 1959) is an English painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. Since the late 1970s, Childish has been prolific in ...more
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Boy George is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Photographers from England
age 57
Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd; 14 June 1961) is an English singer, songwriter, DJ and fashion designer. He is the lead singer of the pop band Culture Club. At the height of the band's ...more
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Cecil Beaton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Dec. at 76 (1904-1980)
Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE (14 January 1904 – 18 January 1980) was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, and interior designer, and an Oscar–winning stage ...more
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Charles Gordon-Lennox, Earl of... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Photographers from England
age 64
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 11th Duke of Richmond, 11th Duke of Lennox, 11th Duke of Aubigny, 6th Duke of Gordon DL (born 8 January 1955) is a British aristocrat and owner of Goodwood Estate in ...more
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Cherry Kearton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Cherry Kearton Dec. at 69 (1871-1940)
Richard Kearton FZS, FRPS (1862–1928) and Cherry Kearton (8 July 1871–27 September 1940), brothers, were a pair of British naturalists and some of the world's earliest wildlife photographers. ...more
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Clive McLean is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Clive McLean Dec. at 61 (1944-2005)
Clive McLean (27 October 1944 – 29 March 2005) was an English photographer and an AVN Hall of Fame member best known for his work at Hustler and Barely Legal. He was sometimes credited as Oliver ...more
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Damian McGillicuddy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Damian McGillicuddy age 48
Damian McGillicuddy is an English photographer specialising in fashion and glamour photography. Within these industries he is also sometimes referred to as Lord McGillicuddy, The Magician, or ...more
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Dan Eldon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Dec. at 23 (1970-1993)
Daniel Robert "Dan" Eldon (18 September 1970 – 12 July 1993) was a British-Kenyan photojournalist, artist and activist, killed in Somalia while working as a Reuters photojournalist. He ...more
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Dave Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Photographers from England
age 45
Dave Brown (born 24 August 1973) is a British comedian, designer and photographer. In The Mighty Boosh, he played Bollo the ape, as well as several other minor characters. He also choreographed ...more
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David Hockney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Photographers from England
age 81
David Hockney, (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is ...more
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Debi Doss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Debi Doss is an American-born photographer and singer. Doss attended Webster University in Webster Groves, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri in the United States, where she became interested in ...more
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Deborah Anderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Deborah Anderson age 48
Deborah Leigh Anderson (born 16 December 1970) is a musician and photographer.
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Duane Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Photographers from England
age 45
Duane Hopkins (born 22 July 1973) is an English film director and artist, best known for directing the independent film Better Things (2008).
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Edwin Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Dec. at 59 (1912-1971)
Edwin George Herbert Smith was an English photographer. He is best known for his distinctive vignettes of English gardens, landscapes, and architecture. On his own or in partnership with his ...more
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Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed Dec. at 74 (1860-1934)
Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed (1860 – 27 July 1934), usually known after her third marriage as Mrs Aubrey Le Blond and to her climbing friends as Lizzie Le Blond, was an Irish pioneer of ...more
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F. Percy Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Photographers from England
Dec. at 65 (1880-1945)
Frank Percy Smith was a British naturalist and early nature documentary pioneer working for Charles Urban, where he pioneered the use of time lapse and micro cinematography.