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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. (328 items)

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Candice Bergen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 71 Candice Patricia Bergen is an American actress and former fashion model. For her role as the title character on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown, she won five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards ...more

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Ann Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 61 Ann Curry is an American television personality, news journalist and photojournalist. In June 2012, she became the National and International Correspondent/Anchor for NBC News and the Anchor at ...more

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Gina Lollobrigida is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 88 Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida is an Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor. She was one of the highest profile European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, a period in which ...more

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Kenji Nagai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 50 (1957-2007) Kenji Nagai was a Japanese photojournalist who took many assignments to conflict zones and dangerous areas around the world. He was shot dead in Burma during the 2007 Burmese anti-government ...more

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Paul Fusco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Paul Fusco age 88 Paul Fusco is a photographer.

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Mathew Brady is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 74 (1822-1896) Mathew B. Brady was one of the first American photographers, best known for his scenes of the Civil War. He studied under inventor Samuel F. B. Morse, who pioneered the daguerreotype technique ...more

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Alfred Eisenstaedt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 97 (1898-1995) Alfred Eisenstaedt was a German-born American photographer and photojournalist. One of the most prolific photographers of the twentieth century, he began his career in pre-World War II Germany, ...more

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Tim Hetherington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 41 (1970-2011) Timothy Alistair Telemachus "Tim" Hetherington was a British photojournalist. He produced books, films and other work that "ranged from multi-screen installations, to fly-poster ...more

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Robert Capa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 41 (1913-1954) Robert Capa was a Hungarian war photographer, photojournalist and also the companion and professional partner of photographer Gerda Taró. He covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the ...more

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James Nachtwey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 70 James Nachtwey is an American photojournalist and war photographer. He grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Dartmouth College, where he studied Art History and Political Science. He has ...more

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Jessica Dimmock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 39 Jessica Dimmock is a cinematographer and film producer.

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Kevin Carter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 34 (1960-1994) Kevin Carter was a South African photojournalist and member of the Bang-Bang Club. He was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph depicting the 1994 famine in Sudan. He committed ...more

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Felice Beato is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 77 (1832-1909) Felice Beato, also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian–British photographer. He was one of the first people to take photographs in East Asia and one of the first war photographers. He is noted ...more

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Antonín Kratochvíl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 71 Antonín Kratochvíl is a Czech-born American photojournalist. He is a founding member of the VII Photo Agency. He received his BFA in Photography from Gerrit Rietveld Academie which ...more

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Damon Winter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 43 Damon Winter is a New York based photographer who specializes in documentary, editorial, and travel photography. He received a Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2009 while with The New ...more

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Don McCullin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 82 Donald McCullin, CBE Hon FRPS is an internationally known British photojournalist, particularly recognized for his war photography and images of urban strife. His career, which began in 1959, ...more

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Spider Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 64 (1939-2003) James "Spider" Martin was an American photographer known for his work documenting the American Civil Rights Movement in 1965, specifically Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery

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Scott Harrison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Scott Harrison age 42 Scott Harrison is a former club promoter who founded and is the current CEO of the non-profit charity: water.

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Paul Couvrette is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 66 Paul Couvrette is a Canadian commercial photographer based in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Margaret Bourke-White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 67 (1904-1971) Margaret Bourke-White was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first ...more

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John G. Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
John G. Morris age 101 John Godfrey Morris is a picture editor and an important figure in the history of photojournalism.

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Alex Webb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 65 Alex Webb is a photographer associated with Magnum Photos. He has primarily worked in color, has published 11 books, and has contributed to such magazines as GEO, Time, and the New York Times ...more

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Sergio Dorantes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 72 Sergio Dorantes Zurita is a Mexican photojournalist who was jailed in Mexico City for the murder of his wife, Alejandra Dehesa in 2003. However, on April 3, 2012 the judge in the case declared ...more

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Bernard Cahier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Bernard Cahier Died at 81 (1927-2008) Bernard Cahier was a French Formula One photo-journalist. Cahier began photographing F1 in 1952 and in 1968 he was one of the founders of the International Racing Press Association which began ...more

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Renée C. Byer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Renée C. Byer age 60 Renée C. Byer is a Pulitzer-prize winning photojournalist.

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Roman Vishniac is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 93 (1897-1990) Roman Vishniac was a Russian-American photographer, best known for capturing on film the culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. A complete archive of his work now ...more

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Marvin Breckinridge Patterson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 97 (1905-2002) Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson, was an American photojournalist, cinematographer, and philanthropist. She used her middle name, Marvin, both professionally and personally to distinguish ...more

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Joseph Ruttenberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 94 (1889-1983) Joseph Ruttenberg, A.S.C. was a Russian-born American photojournalist and cinematographer. Ruttenberg was accomplished winning accolades. At MGM, Ruttenberg was nominated for the Academy Award ...more

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Raymond Depardon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 75 Raymond Depardon is a French photographer, photojournalist and documentary filmmaker.

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Rick Loomis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 49 Rick Loomis is a Pulitzer-prize winning photojournalist.

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Dith Pran is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 66 (1942-2008) Dith Pran was a Cambodian photojournalist best known as a refugee and survivor of the Cambodian Genocide. He was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film The Killing Fields. He was ...more

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Zahra Kazemi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 55 (1948-2003) Zahra "Ziba" Kazemi-Ahmadabadi was an Iranian-Canadian freelance photographer, who was killed by Iranian officials following her arrest in Iran. Although Iranian authorities insist ...more

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Hansel Mieth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 89 (1909-1998) Hansel Mieth was a German-born photojournalist who worked on the staff of LIFE Magazine. She was best known for her social commentary photography which recorded the lives of working class ...more

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Susan Meiselas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 70 Susan Meiselas is an American documentary photographer. She has been associated with Magnum Photos since 1976 and a full member since 1980. She has published several books of her own photographs ...more

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Eddie Adams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 71 (1933-2004) Eddie Adams was an American photographer and photojournalist noted for portraits of celebrities and politicians and for coverage of 13 wars. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969.

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Ara Güler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 89 Ara Güler is a Turkish Armenian photojournalist, nicknamed "the Eye of Istanbul" or "the Photographer of Istanbul". He is considered one of Turkey's few internationally

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David Hume Kennerly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 71 David Hume Kennerly is an American photographer and photojournalist. He won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his portfolio of photographs taken of the Vietnam War, Cambodia, ...more

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Dewitt Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Dewitt Jones is an American professional photographer who is known for his work as a freelance photojournalist for National Geographic and his column in Outdoor Photographer Magazine. His daily ...more

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Carolyn Cole is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 56 Carolyn Cole is a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 2004, for her coverage of the siege of Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.

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Nat Finkelstein is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 76 (1933-2009) Nathan “Nat” Louis Finkelstein was an American photographer and photojournalist. Finkelstein studied photography under Alexey Brodovitch, the art director of Harper’s Bazaar and worked as a ...more

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Mohamed Amin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 53 (1943-1996) Mohamed "Mo" Amin was a Kenyan photojournalist noted for his pictures and videotapes of the Ethiopian famine. Mohamed Amin was born on 29 August 1943 in Eastleigh, Nairobi and ...more

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Danny Lyon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 76 Danny Lyon is a self-taught American photographer and filmmaker.

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Philip Jones Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 72 (1936-2008) Philip Jones Griffiths was a Welsh photojournalist known for his coverage of the Vietnam war.

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Chris Hondros is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 41 (1970-2011) Chris Hondros was an American Pulitzer Prize-nominated war photographer.

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David Leeson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 60 David Leeson is a staff photographer for The Dallas Morning News. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2004, together with Cheryl Diaz Meyer, for coverage of the Iraq War. ...more

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Brian Walski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 60 Brian Walski is a professional photographer who was accused in 2003 of altering a news photograph, which he later admitted to. Until the incident, he was a staff photographer at the Los Angeles ...more

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Kimberlee Acquaro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Kimberlee Acquaro is an American filmmaker and photojournalist. Her short documentary God Sleeps in Rwanda was nominated for an Oscar and won the Emmy award for Best Documentary God Sleeps in ...more

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Dan Budnik is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 85 Dan Budnik is an American photographer noted for his portraits of artists and photographs of the Civil Rights Movement and Native American life. Budnik studied at the Art Students League of New ...more

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John Hoagland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
Died at 37 (1947-1984) John Hoagland was a war photographer and photojournalist noted for his documentation of civil conflicts in Nicaragua, Lebanon, and El Salvador. Hoagland was born in San Diego, California, and ...more

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Martha Cooper is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Photojournalists
age 64 Martha Cooper is an American photojournalist born in the 1940s in Baltimore, Maryland. She worked as a staff photographer for the New York Post during the 1970s. She is best known for ...more