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List of famous photographers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top photographers in the world? This includes the most prominent photographers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable photographers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic photographers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned photographers.

These people, like Lou Reed and Stanley Kubrick include images when available.

From reputable, prominent, and well known photographers to the lesser known photographers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the photographer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous photographers ever?" and "What are the names of famous photographers?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
Ansel Adams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Photographers
Photo: J. Malcolm Greany/via Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

Ansel Easton Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and books. With Fred Archer, Adams developed the Zone System as a way to ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1902-1984)

Birthplace: Western Addition, California, United States of America

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Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Photographers
Photo: Robert Scoble/flickr/CC-BY 2.0

Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer. ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America

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Henri Cartier-Bresson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Photographers
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Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. He was the master of candid photography and an early user of 35 mm film. He helped develop the street photography or life reportage style, and coined the term, The Decisive Moment, that has inspired ...more

Age: Died at 96 (1908-2004)

Birthplace: Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France, Seine-et-Marne, Chanteloup-en-Brie

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David LaChapelle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Photographers
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David LaChapelle is an American commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director, film director, and artist. He is best known for his photography, which often references art history and sometimes conveys social messages. His photographic style has been described as "hyper-real ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America

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