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List of Famous Portrait Photos

Updated June 8, 2017 0 votes9 items

List of the most famous portrait photographys in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular portrait photographys on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. portrait is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the portrait genre. You can find additional information about these well-known photographys by clicking on the names of the pieces.

Everything from Soliloquy II to Soliloquy I is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What are examples of portrait photographys?" and "What are the most famous portrait photographys?"
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    A Great Day in Harlem

    A Great Day in Harlem
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    A Great Day in Harlem or Harlem 1958 is a 1958 black-and-white group portrait of 57 notable jazz musicians photographed in front of a brownstone in Harlem, New York City. The photo has remained an important object in the study of the history of jazz. Art Kane, a freelance photographer working for Esquire magazine, took the picture around 10 a.m. on August 12 in the summer of 1958. The musicians had gathered at 17 East 126th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues in Harlem. Esquire published the photo in its January 1959 issue. Kane calls it "the greatest picture of that era of musicians ever taken." Jean Bach, a radio producer of New York, recounted the story behind it in her 1994...  more
    • Artist: Art Kane
    • Subject: Jimmy Jones, Buster Bailey, Charles Mingus, Roy Eldridge, Gigi Gryce
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Photography
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    Abraham Lincoln

    "Abraham Lincoln" is a photograph by Matthew Brady...
    • Artist: Matthew Brady
    • Subject: Abraham Lincoln
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Photography
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    Portrait of Eugène Delacroix

    • Artist: Léon Louis Antoine Riesener
    • Subject: Eugène Delacroix
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Photography
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    • Artist: Sam Taylor-Wood
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Photography
    • Period / Movement: Contemporary art
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