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Famous Photographers from England

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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.

Use this list of renowned English 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. {#nodes}
  • 1

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Adrian Weale (born 9 February 1964) is a British writer, journalist, illustrator and... more on Wikipedia
  • 2

    Albert E. Kahn

    Dec. at 67 (1912-1979)

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Albert Eugene Kahn (May 11, 1912 – September 15, 1979) was an American journalist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    Alfred Gregory

    Dec. at 97 (1913-2010)
    Alfred Gregory FBIPP, FRPS (Hon) (12 February 1913 – 9 February 2010) was a British... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Amanda de Cadenet


    Amanda de Cadenet (born 19 May 1972 in Hampstead, London) is an English photographer, actress... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Andy Goldsworthy

    BirthplaceEngland, Cheshire

    Andy Goldsworthy (born 26 July 1956) is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Angus Fairhurst

    Angus Fairhurst

    Dec. at 42 (1966-2008)

    BirthplacePembury, United Kingdom

    Angus Fairhurst (4 October 1966 – 29 March 2008) was an English artist working in... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Anne Hardy

    Anne Hardy

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Anne Hardy is a British artist. Her art practice spans photography, sculptural installation... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    Bill Jackson

    Age: 67
    Bill Jackson (born 1953) is a contemporary English photographer.
  • 9
    Bill Wyman

    Bill Wyman

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceLewisham, London, United Kingdom

    Bill Wyman (born William George Perks Jr., 24 October 1936) is an English musician, record... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Billy Childish


    Billy Childish (born Steven John Hamper, 1 December 1959) is an English painter, author, poet,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Boy George

    Boy George

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceBexley, London, United Kingdom

    Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd; 14 June 1961) is an English singer, songwriter, DJ and... more on Wikipedia

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    #235 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#573 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • 12
    Cecil Beaton

    Cecil Beaton

    Dec. at 76 (1904-1980)

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE (14 January 1904 – 18 January 1980) was an English fashion,... more on Wikipedia

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    #9 of 55 The Best Portrait Photographers#27 of 46 The Best Photographers of All Time

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    Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 11th Duke of Richmond, 11th Duke of Lennox, 11th Duke of Aubigny,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Cherry Kearton

    Cherry Kearton

    Dec. at 69 (1871-1940)

    BirthplaceSwaledale, United Kingdom

    Richard Kearton FZS, FRPS (1862–1928) and Cherry Kearton (8 July 1871–27 September 1940),... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Damian McGillicuddy

    Damian McGillicuddy

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceWidnes, United Kingdom

    Damian McGillicuddy is an English photographer specialising in fashion and glamour... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Dan Eldon

    Dec. at 23 (1970-1993)

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Daniel Robert "Dan" Eldon (18 September 1970 – 12 July 1993) was a British-Kenyan... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Dave Brown

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceEngland, Essex

    Dave Brown (born 24 August 1973) is a British comedian, designer and photographer. In The... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    David Hockney

    BirthplaceBradford, United Kingdom

    David Hockney, (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Debi Doss is an American-born photographer and singer. Doss attended Webster University in... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Deborah Anderson

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Deborah Leigh Anderson (born 16 December 1970) is a musician and photographer.
  • 21

    BirthplaceCheltenham, Eurasia, South West England, United Kingdom, Gloucestershire

    Duane Hopkins (born 22 July 1973) is an English film director and artist, best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Edwin Smith

    Dec. at 59 (1912-1971)
    Edwin George Herbert Smith was an English photographer. He is best known for his distinctive... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed

    Dec. at 74 (1860-1934)
    Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed (1860 – 27 July 1934), usually known after her third marriage as... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    F. Percy Smith

    Dec. at 65 (1880-1945)

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Frank Percy Smith was a British naturalist and early nature documentary pioneer working for... more on Wikipedia
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    Francis Bedford

    Francis Bedford

    Dec. at 78 (1816-1894)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Francis Bedford was an English photographer.