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

The list you're viewing contains people like Louis Daguerre and Antoine François Jean Claudet.

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

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Louis Daguerre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Photographers from France
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Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre was a French artist and photographer, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of photography. Though he is most famous for his contributions to photography, he was also an accomplished painter and a ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1787-1851)

Birthplace: Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France

Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Photographer

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Jean-Daniel Cadinot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Photographers from France
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Jean Daniel Cadinot was a French photographer, director and producer of gay pornographic films. ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1944-2008)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director, Photographer

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Nicéphore Niépce is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Photographers from France
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Nicéphore Niépce was a French inventor, now usually credited as the inventor of photography and a pioneer in that field. Niépce developed heliography, a technique he used to create the world's oldest surviving product of a photographic process: a print made from a photoengraved printing plate in ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1765-1833)

Birthplace: Chalon-sur-Saône, France

Profession: Inventor, Photographer

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William Fox Talbot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Photographers from France
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William Henry Fox Talbot was a British inventor and photography pioneer who invented the calotype process, a precursor to photographic processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. Talbot was also a noted photographer who made major contributions to the development of photography as an artistic medium. ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1800-1877)

Birthplace: Dorset, United Kingdom

Profession: Inventor, Photographer

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