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Famous Photographers from Germany

Updated June 14, 2019 27.3k views127 items

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

This is a list that features people like Ozzy Lusth and Karl Lagerfeld.

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

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  • Achim Lippoth1

    BirthplaceIlshofen, Germany

    Achim Lippoth (born 1968 in Ilshofen, West Germany) is a German photographer and film director...  more
  • Albrecht Becker2

    Albrecht Becker

    Dec. at 96 (1906-2002)

    BirthplaceThale, Germany

    Albrecht Becker (14 November 1906 – 22 April 2002) was a German production designer,...  more
  • 3

    Alexander Palacios

    Age: 38
    Alexander Palacios is a German artist based in Basel, Switzerland. Born to a German mother and...  more
  • Andreas Gursky4

    BirthplaceLeipzig, Germany

    Andreas Gursky (born 15 January 1955) is a German photographer and professor at the...  more
  • Andreas Mühe5

    Andreas Mühe

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceKarl-Marx-Stadt, Germany

    Andreas Mühe is a photographer....
  • Anton Stankowski6

    Anton Stankowski

    Dec. at 92 (1906-1998)

    BirthplaceGelsenkirchen, Germany

    Anton Stankowski (June 18, 1906 – December 11, 1998) was a German graphic designer,...  more
  • Anton Stankowski7
  • Bernd Becher8

    Bernd Becher

    Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)

    BirthplaceSiegen, Germany

    Bernhard "Bernd" Becher (German: [ˈbɛçɐ]; August 20, 1931 – June 22, 2007), and Hilla Becher,...  more
  • 9

    BirthplaceEberswalde, Germany

    Candida Höfer (born 1944) is a Cologne, Germany-based photographer and a former student of...  more
  • Charles Paul Wilp10

    Charles Paul Wilp

    Dec. at 73 (1932-2005)

    BirthplaceWitten, Germany

    Charles Paul Wilp (15 September 1932 in Witten – 2 January 2005 in Düsseldorf) was a German...  more
  • Christian von Alvensleben11

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Christian von Alvensleben (born 1941 in Munich) is a German photographer....  more
  • Clemens Kalischer12

    BirthplaceLindau, Germany

    Clemens Kalischer (March 30, 1921 – June 9, 2018) was an American photojournalist and art...  more
  • 13

    Clemens Seeber

    Dec. at 54 (1851-1905)

    BirthplaceWurzen, Germany

    Clemens Seeber was a photographer....
  • Daniel Knop14
    Daniel Knop is a specialised German journalist in the fields of marine aquariology and marine...  more
  • Dominik Bender15

    BirthplaceCologne, Germany

    Dominik Bender is an actor and a photographer....  more
  • El Lissitzky16

    El Lissitzky

    Dec. at 51 (1890-1941)

    BirthplacePochinok, Smolensk Oblast, Russia

    Lazar Markovich Lissitzky, better known as El Lissitzky, was a Russian artist, designer,...  more
  • Ellen Auerbach17

    Ellen Auerbach

    Dec. at 98 (1906-2004)

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    Ellen (Rosenberg) Auerbach (May 20, 1906 – July 30, 2004) was a German-born American...  more
  • Ellen von Unwerth18

    BirthplaceHesse, Eurasia, Germany, Frankfurt

    Ellen von Unwerth (born 17 January 1954) is a German photographer and director, specializing...  more
  • 19

    Erich Salomon

    Dec. at 58 (1886-1944)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Erich Salomon (28 April 1886 – 7 July 1944) was a German-born news photographer known for his...  more
  • Erwin Blumenfeld20

    Erwin Blumenfeld

    Dec. at 72 (1897-1969)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Berlin, Germany

    Erwin Blumenfeld (26 January 1897 – 4 July 1969) was an American photographer of German...  more
  • Esther Levine21
    Esther Levine (born 1970 in Frankfurt am Main) is a German born, New York based photographer....  more
  • 22

    Fee Vaillant

    Dec. at 92 (1915-2007)

    BirthplaceWitten, Germany

    Fee Vaillant was a Photographer and Artistic Director....
  • 23

    BirthplaceStuttgart, Germany

    Florian Maier-Aichen (born 1973 in Stuttgart, Germany) is a landscape photographer based in...  more
  • Francis Wolff24

    Francis Wolff

    Dec. at 64 (1907-1971)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Francis Wolff (April 6, 1907 – March 8, 1972) was a record company executive, photographer and...  more
  • Franz Benque25

    Franz Benque

    Dec. at 80 (1841-1921)

    BirthplaceLudwigslust, Germany

    Franz Benque (12 March 1841 – 30 March 1921), known in Brazil as Francisco Benque, was a...  more