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50 TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL TIME

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50 Photographers You Should Know

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Ansel Adams Report Abuse
His landscapes are stunning, his prints immaculate.
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Jeff Wall Report Abuse
Best Photographer of all times
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Richard Avedon Report Abuse
Achieved a rare, high level of succes in his 20's; portrait style was inventive and monumental; served as staff photographer for 45 years for "Harper's Bazaar" and "Vogue"; photographed members of the civil rights movement; first staff photographer for "The New Yorker"; retrospectives include exhibitions of his works at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek/Denmark, Milan, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and San Francisco.
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Edward Steichen Report Abuse
Founding member of the Photo Secession, New York; colonel in the American Expeditionary Forces-Director of aerial photography in western Europe; head photographer of Conde Nast, Vanity Fiar, Vogue; director of Naval Photographic Institute; director Dept of Photography, Museum of Modern Art.
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William Eggleston Report Abuse
Made color photography respectable in artistic circles.
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Dorothea Lange Report Abuse
Worked for Resettlement Administration (Farm Security Administration); published "An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion"; awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship; photographed US citizens of Japanese origin who had been interned; worked for the Office of War Information.
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Robert Frank Report Abuse
his words. "When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice." my words: yes yes
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Ryan Mcginley Report Abuse
Amazing photographer from NYC.
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Gordon Parks Report Abuse
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Diane Arbus Report Abuse
Initially a fashion photographer; began freelance work at age 32; focused on the human image; in only 13 years, produced a body of work that is among the most consistent and compelling of the 20th century.
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Robert Mapplethorpe Report Abuse
Broke last remaining taboos surrounding photographing the male nude; photographed stagings of S&M and bondage; most compelling of all were his self-portraits; published photographs of African American males; published "Certain People: A Book of People"; photographed Jan Fabre's performance "The Power of Theatrical Madness" in Antwerp; published "A Season of Hell: Rimbaud, Mapplethorpe"; photographed numerous portraits for Richard Marshall's book "50 New York Artists.
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Helmut Newton Report Abuse
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Love the man, fetishes and all
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eugene w smith Report Abuse
Belong in the top 10 photographer of all time
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Alvin Baltrop Report Abuse
Underrated legend of NYC photography.
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Herb Ritts Report Abuse
This is an obvious addition
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Stephen Shore Report Abuse
Greatest photographer after the original master, Atget.
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Clyde Butcher Report Abuse
The landscape photographer extraordinaire!
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David LaChapelle Report Abuse
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Terrible arch stuff
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Michael K. Brown Report Abuse
kick ass pictures!
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Great Portrait photographer
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David Bailey Report Abuse
Photographed the whole "Swinging London" in the 60s and still works today as one of the worlds most renowed portrait photographers
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Extremely over rated photographer
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Weegee (aka Arthur Fellig) Report Abuse
famed street photographer.
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student of Minor White. Author of Presence Behind the Lens
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Minor White Report Abuse
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Creator and Editor of Aperture Magazine
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo Report Abuse
He is considered a profoundly influential figure in contemporary Mexican and Latin American Photography, and his work is widely published around the world.
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Martin Parr Report Abuse
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Terrible stuff masquerading as photography
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