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Famous Photographers from the Netherlands

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

This list is made up of people like Alexander Weygers and Thom Hoffman.

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

Use this list of renowned Dutch 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. (34 items)
Ad Konings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Photographers from the Netherlands
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Ad Konings

Ad Konings is an ichthyologist originally trained in medicine and biology. Konings is best known for his research on African rift lake cichlids. After studies in Amsterdam, he has spent most of his life in Rotterdam. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Netherlands

Alexander Weygers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Photographers from the Netherlands
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Alexander George (Alex) Weygers (October 12, 1901–July 23, 1989) was a polymath Dutch-American artist who is best known as a sculptor, painter, print maker, blacksmith, carpenter, philosopher, aerospace engineer and author. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1901-1989)

Birthplace: Mojokerto, Indonesia

Anton Corbijn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Photographers from the Netherlands
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Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑntɔn joːˈɦɑnəs ˈɣɛrɪt kɔrˈbɛin vɑn ˌʋɪlənsˈʋaːrt]; born 20 May 1955) is a Dutch photographer, music video director, and film director. He is the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2, having handled the principal promotion and sleeve photography for both bands over three decades. Some of his works include music videos for Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" (1990), U2's "One" (version 1) (1991), Bryan Adams' "Do I Have to Say the Words?", Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" (1993) and Coldplay's "Talk" (2005) and "Viva la Vida" (2008), as well as the Ian Curtis biographical film Control (2007), The ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Strijen, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Bert Haanstra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Photographers from the Netherlands
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Albert 'Bert' Haanstra (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑlbərt bɛrt ˈɦaːnstraː]; 31 May 1916 – 23 October 1997) was a Dutch director of films and documentaries. His documentary Glass (1958) won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1959. His feature film Fanfare (1958) was the most visited Dutch film at the time, and has since only been surpassed by Turkish Delight (1973). ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1916-1997)

Birthplace: Holten, Kingdom of the Netherlands