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List of Famous Photojournalists

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List of famous photojournalists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top photojournalists in the world? This includes the most prominent photojournalists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable photojournalists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic photojournalists 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 photojournalists.

Examples of people on this list include Kenji Nagai and James Nachtwey.

From reputable, prominent, and well known photojournalists to the lesser known photojournalists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the photojournalist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous photojournalists ever?" and "What are the names of famous photojournalists?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

    Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an American actress and former fashion model.... more on Wikipedia

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    Ann Curry

    Age: 63


    Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is an American journalist and photojournalist who has been... more on Wikipedia

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    BirthplaceSubiaco, Italy

    Luigina Lollobrigida (born July 4, 1927) is an Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor.... more on Wikipedia

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    Kenji Nagai

    Dec. at 50 (1957-2007)

    BirthplaceImabari, Japan

    Kenji Nagai (長井 健司, Nagai Kenji, August 27, 1957 – September 27, 2007) was a Japanese... more on Wikipedia
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    Paul Fusco

    Age: 90

    BirthplaceLeominster, Massachusetts

    Paul Fusco (born 1930) is an American photojournalist who has been associated with Magnum... more on Wikipedia
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    Mathew Brady

    Dec. at 74 (1822-1896)

    BirthplaceNew York

    Mathew B. Brady (c. 1822 – January 15, 1896) was one of the earliest photographers in American... more on Wikipedia
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    Alfred Eisenstaedt

    Dec. at 97 (1898-1995)

    BirthplaceTczew, Poland

    Alfred Eisenstaedt (December 6, 1898 – August 23, 1995) was a German-born American... more on Wikipedia
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    Tim Hetherington

    Dec. at 41 (1970-2011)

    BirthplaceBirkenhead, Eurasia, United Kingdom, North West England, England

    Timothy Alistair Telemachus Hetherington (5 December 1970 – 20 April 2011) was a British... more on Wikipedia
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    Robert Capa

    Dec. at 41 (1913-1954)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    Robert Capa (born Endre Ernő Friedmann; October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian-born... more on Wikipedia
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    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, United States of America

    James Nachtwey (born March 14, 1948) is an American photojournalist and war photographer. He... more on Wikipedia
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Jessica Dimmock is a cinematographer and film producer.
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    Kevin Carter

    Dec. at 34 (1960-1994)

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Kevin Carter (13 September 1960 – 27 July 1994) was a South African photojournalist and member... more on Wikipedia
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    Felice Beato

    Dec. at 77 (1832-1909)

    BirthplaceVenice, Scorzè, Italy

    Felice Beato (1832 – 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian–British... more on Wikipedia
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    BirthplaceLitoměřice, Severozápad, Czech Republic

    Antonín Kratochvíl (also written Antonin Kratochvil) (born 1947) is a Czech-born American... more on Wikipedia
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    BirthplaceElmira, New York

    Damon Winter (born December 24, 1974) is a New York based photographer who specializes in... more on Wikipedia
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    BirthplaceFinsbury Park, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Donald McCullin, CBE, Hon FRPS (born 9 October 1935), is a British photojournalist,... more on Wikipedia
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    Spider Martin

    Dec. at 64 (1939-2003)

    BirthplaceFairfield, Alabama

    James "Spider" Martin (April 1, 1939 – April 8, 2003) was an American photographer known for... more on Wikipedia
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    Scott Harrison

    Age: 45

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Scott Harrison (born September 7, 1975) is the founder and current CEO of the non-profit... more on Wikipedia
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    Paul Couvrette is a Canadian commercial photographer based in Ottawa, Ontario.
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    Margaret Bourke-White

    Dec. at 67 (1904-1971)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Margaret Bourke-White (; June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and... more on Wikipedia
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    John G. Morris

    Age: 103

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    John Godfrey Morris (December 7, 1916 – July 28, 2017) was an American picture editor, author... more on Wikipedia
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    Alex Webb

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Alex Webb (born May 5, 1952) is a photographer known for his vibrant and complex color... more on Wikipedia
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    Sergio Dorantes Zurita (born 1946) is a Mexican photojournalist who was jailed in Mexico City... more on Wikipedia
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    Bernard Cahier

    Dec. at 81 (1927-2008)

    BirthplaceFrance, Marseille

    Bernard Cahier (20 June 1927 – 10 July 2008) was a French Formula One photo-journalist. Cahier... more on Wikipedia
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    Renée C. Byer

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceYonkers, New York

    Renée C. Byer is a Pulitzer-prize winning photojournalist.