Top 10 Best Well-Known Photographers

If you want to be a better photographer or if you do not how to take good and professional photos, World Famous Photographers will help and inspire you on your photography journey. It is believed that you can improve your photography skills from these world-renowned photographers. Here is our list of top 10 photographers who can help you to stay inspired and motivated.

  1. Robert Capa

Robert Capa, also called Friedmann Endre Ernő, originally comes from Endre Ernő Friedmann. It is considered that he is the Greatest War Photographer in the World. All his works show the devastating effects of violence on the lives of those in its midst. He had risked his life many times to voluntarily go into a war zone so that he could capture perfect pictures. The world’s fame was brought to Capa by his photograph taken in the Spanish Civil War.” He had established his reputation in the Spanish Civil War. His famous quote: “If your pictures aren’t good enough, then you aren’t close enough.”

  1. Ansel Adams

Born in the Fillmore District of San Francisco, Ansel Adams is a great American landscape photographer and environmentalist across the world. He was famous for his striking black-white images of American west including the Yosemite National Park. He took so many pictures of untouched wildness in the America West. He is adept at capturing the wild beauty of the natural world and devoted his seven decades to offering us perfectly fine art pictures. He once said:” colored and modulated by the great earth gesture” of the Yosemite Sierra (Adams, Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, p. xiv).

  1. Sebastião Salgado

 Salgado was born in Aimorés, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is a renowned photographer and photojournalist. His images have been used in many books and publications. He has traveled more than 20 countries to capture what beauty looks like in these countries around the world. He paid more attention to the living condition of the homeless and downtrodden. He received numerous prizes. He also is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States.

  1. Brassaï

Brassaï (1899- 1984) was a Hungarian-born French photographer and sculptor. He was one of the numerous Hungarian artists who flourished in Paris beginning between the world wars. He once said “I don't invent anything. I imagine everything...Most of the time, I was inspired by my everyday life. I believe it is the most sincere and humble depiction of reality, of the most trivial, that leads to the fantastic.” He is famous for capturing the grittier aspects of the city. He rose his international fame with Parisian Night from his collection of photography.

  1. Annie Leibovitz

You don't have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth."

-Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz, born on October 2, 1949, is a world’s best-known American portrait photographer. She is famous for her engaging celebrities ‘images. In her early career, she worked for rolling stone magazines and her countless images have been featured in numerous publications.

  1. Henri-Cartier Bresson

Henri-Cartier Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) is a humanist photographer from French as well as an early user of 35 mm film. He was regarded as a pioneer of a new genre of street photography and he is adept at candid photography. He was famous for his book-the Decisive Moment.

  1. Robert Mapplethorpe

"I'm looking for perfections in form. I do that with portraits. I do it with cocks. I do it with flowers. It's not different from one subject to the next. I am trying to capture what could be sculpture."

- Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe, born on November 4, 1946, was a famed American photographer and his works focus on an array of subjects, such as male, female, celebrities…. He is renowned for his black-and-white-portrait and self-portrait. His controversial work is the underground BDSM scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s of New York. Now, his images have been found in numerous museums across the world.

  1. Mario Testino

Mario Testino, born on 30 October 1954, is a well-known fashion and portrait photographer. In his early life, he studied law and economics and after going to London, he focused his study on photography. He took many pictures of people from supermodels, artists to people he met while traveling. His works have appeared in numerous magazines, such as Vogue, GQ. His excellent at capturing subjects in engagement or expression.

9.Robert Doisneau

“My photographs are completely subjective… They grasp that 'unevenness' that goes against the order of things. They show the world as I would like it to be at all times… I try to slip in softly, 'look at that which I have seen. You passed near it today, but look for yourselves, and tomorrow you will find things around you that will make you laugh or move you."

-Robert Doisneau. In: Colin Naylor, ed. Contemporary Photographers, Chicago and London, St. James, 1998.

Robert Doisneau, born on 14 April 1912, was a noted French photographer and is regarded as an early pioneer of photojournalism and street photography. He established himself as a photographer by photographing many stunning images. Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville is one of the iconic photographs of the 20th century. His passion was to photography ordinary life around him. During his wanderings through the street of Paris, he often recorded many images of French every life.

  1. Anne Geddes

You may not know the name Anne Geddes. If you Google “best photographers,” she must pop up in suggested names. Anne Geddes is an Austrian-born photographer from Queensland and primarily focuses on photographing babies. She once said: “emotional content is an image's most important element “and her images are well-known for its personality and simplicity. All her iconic images are published in over 80 countries with millions of best-selling books sold across the world. Her images are characterized by bright and soft light, simple and some expression on just one or two babies.

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