Best Photographer in the World | Top 10 List of Greatest Photographers

Best Photographer in the World | Top 10 Photographers - List and Ranking

A photographer is a person whose artistic activity or occupation consists of taking photographs through the use of a camera or other device capable of storing a two dimensional replica of reality.

Photographers are usually classified based on the topics in which they have specialized. Some explore the typical themes of paintings, landscapes, still lifes and portraits. Others specialize in topics such as street photography, documentary photography, fashion photography, wedding photography, war photography, the photojournalism and advertising photography. There are specialties for causes such as scientific photography or aerial photography.

Wedding photographers and other celebrations are presented with their team on the date indicated at the venue. On occasion, they previously make photographs of the bride and her family at their home before the celebration. Then, they shoot photographs of the parties and companions during the ceremony and, after this, to themselves and the guests asking them to pose for him in groups. During the dinner, they go around all the tables of the restaurant photographing the diners. Later, they elaborate an album of the wedding that they give to the fiance and they are put at the disposal of the guests to sell them the photos that have done to them.

The photojournalist specializes in photographing events that illustrate the news of a media, such as a magazine or newspaper. To do this, it moves to the indicated place to take different snapshots. Then, select the highest quality and most illustrative for the publication or send the negatives to the writing to do it there. Generally, they are specialized in a particular information section such as sports, events or politics.

Sports photographers are those who, in addition to having a great knowledge of the sport they cover, have the ability to obtain the photographs at the right time. Before a competition, the photographer tests and looks for the best angles. In sports photography, it is not only about obtaining a good composition, but it is also necessary to capture the most important moment. Regarding the equipment, a high-end or semi-professional digital SLR camera is recommended, which seals between 6 to 10 shots per second, and a telephoto lens of 200 to 600 mm, with good brightness.

Photographers are called paparazzi who take pictures of celebrities taken carelessly. The distinction between photography and artistic photojournalism or other types of photography and associated techniques does not eliminate the personal aspect of the work of the great photographers.

Photography is also a means of artistic expression, not just a way of registering the world around us, so the artist can also incorporate this tool as a means of expressing his inner world.

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1. Andrew J. Russell

Andrew J. Russell

Andrew, born March 20, 1829 and dead September 22, 1902 was a American painter and photographer known for his photographs relating to the Civil War and the first transcontinental conducted by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869.

2. Billy Monk

Billy Monk

Billy Monk was a South African, known for his photography of a Cape Town nightclub between 1967 and 1969, during system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race. In 2012 after the death a book was published, Billy Monk: Nightclub Photographs. Billy's outline camera flash and quick eye revealed quaint incidents in real life and lasting for a very short time moments that provide a energizing take on the imagery we typically see from that portion of time. It's out of sight world of sailors and sugar girls.

3. Fadil Berisha

Fadil Berisha

As a fashion photographer, he works for companies, fashion magazines, modeling agency and commercials, then celebrities such as Halle Berry, Snoop Dog, Jennifer Beals, Angela Martini, Bleona Qereti and more.

4. Franck Vogel

Franck Vogel

Franck Vogel is known for his work on environmental issues, Social, ethnological and geopolitics, which were published by the international press (GEO, Stern, Paris Match, NRC Weekblad, Animan, Le Monde diplomatique) and exhibited around the world.

5. Frank Gohlke

Frank Gohlke

Frank Gohlke -A professional photographer from America. Frank Goholk was born on April 3, 1942 in Wichita Falls, TX. He studied at Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin. Frank Gohlke's childhood was spent and had his early education in Wichita Falls, Texas. He bought his first camera when he was 15 years old and was a member of the Wichita Falls camera club during high school.

6. George Davison

George Davison

George Davison began taking photographs around 1885 and soon became a member of the Camera Club in London. Differences in the club over the artistic orientation of photography led to the founding of the Linked Ring, to whose founding members he belonged.

7. Jan Grarup

Jan Grarup

Jan Grarup, born on December 2, 1968 in Kvistgaard) is a Danish photographer specializing in war photography. He has won numerous awards including the World Press Photo for his work on the Kosovo war. He is a member of the Noor agency.

8. Nökkvi Elíasson

Nökkvi Elíasson

Nökkvi is the son of Elias Halldórsson, an artist and brother of Gyridur Elíasson, a writer and Sigurlaugur Elíasson, a poet and an artist. He has held two exhibitions of his works.

9. Pirkle Jones

Pirkle Jones

Born January 2, 1914 in Shreveport, he was an American photographer who documented the lives of migrant farm workers, the California cities threatened by the environment and the leaders of the Black Panther Party.

10. Bill Owens

Bill Owens

Bill Owens is a photographer and journalist from the United States of America. He has also won prizes such as Guggenheim. He is one of the very few photographers who has shot images of people in the suburbs on a large scale.

11. A. Aubrey Bodine

A. Aubrey Bodine

12. Aaron Siskind

Aaron Siskind

13. Abbas


14. Abelardo Morell

Abelardo Morell

15. Abraham Aronow

Abraham Aronow

16. Ad Konings

Ad Konings

17. Adam Ferguson

Adam Ferguson

18. Adam Fuss

Adam Fuss

19. Adelaide Hanscom

Adelaide Hanscom

20. Adolf de Meyer

Adolf de Meyer

21. Adolfo Farsari

Adolfo Farsari

22. Adolphe Braun

Adolphe Braun

23. Adriana Lestido

Adriana Lestido

24. Aida Muluneh

Aida Muluneh

25. Aimé Dupont

Aimé Dupont

26. Aizo Morikawa

Aizo Morikawa

27. Akihide Tamura

Akihide Tamura

28. Akira Komoto

Akira Komoto

29. Akira Sato

Akira Sato

30. Akira Toriyama

Akira Toriyama

31. Alan Aubry

Alan Aubry

32. Albert Renger-Patzsch

Albert Renger-Patzsch

33. Albert Spaggiari

Albert Spaggiari

34. Albert Watson

Albert Watson

35. Alberto Korda

Alberto Korda

36. Alec Soth

Alec Soth

37. Alejandro Kuropatwa

Alejandro Kuropatwa

38. Alejandro López de Haro

Alejandro López de Haro

39. Alex Boyd

Alex Boyd

40. Alex Levac

Alex Levac

41. Alexander Bassano

Alexander Bassano

42. Alexander Gardner

Alexander Gardner

43. Alexander Rodchenko

Alexander Rodchenko

44. Alexandra Boulat

Alexandra Boulat

45. Alexey Brodovitch

Alexey Brodovitch

46. Alexey Titarenko

Alexey Titarenko

47. Alf Kumalo

Alf Kumalo

48. Alfred A. Hart

Alfred A. Hart

49. Alfred Buckham

Alfred Buckham

50. Alfred Cheney Johnston

Alfred Cheney Johnston

51. Alfred Eisenstaedt

Alfred Eisenstaedt

52. Alfred Horsley Hinton

Alfred Horsley Hinton

53. Alfred Maudslay

Alfred Maudslay

54. Alfred Shea Addis

Alfred Shea Addis

55. Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Stieglitz

56. Alfred Yaghobzadeh

Alfred Yaghobzadeh

57. Ali Khan Vali

Ali Khan Vali

58. Alice Boughton

Alice Boughton

59. Alioune Bâ

Alioune Bâ

60. Alison Brady

Alison Brady

61. Allan Arbus

Allan Arbus

62. Allan Chappelow

Allan Chappelow

63. Allan Sekula

Allan Sekula

64. Allan Warren

Allan Warren

65. Alma Lavenson

Alma Lavenson

66. Alphonso Lisk-Carew

Alphonso Lisk-Carew

67. Altaf Qadri

Altaf Qadri

68. Alvin Langdon Coburn

Alvin Langdon Coburn

69. Amber Sharma

Amber Sharma

70. Amy Arbus

Amy Arbus

71. Anders Petersen

Anders Petersen

72. Andreas Bitesnich

Andreas Bitesnich

73. Andreas Bohnenstengel

Andreas Bohnenstengel

74. Andreas Feininger

Andreas Feininger

75. Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky

76. Andres Serrano

Andres Serrano

77. Andrew Catlin

Andrew Catlin

78. Andrew D. Bernstein

Andrew D. Bernstein

79. Andrew Prokos

Andrew Prokos

80. Andrew Stark

Andrew Stark

81. André Giroux

André Giroux

82. André Kertész

André Kertész

83. André Ostier

André Ostier

84. André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri

André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri

85. Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy

86. Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

87. Andy Willsheer

Andy Willsheer

88. Angus McBean

Angus McBean

89. Anja Niedringhaus

Anja Niedringhaus

90. Anna Atkins

Anna Atkins

91. Anna Fox

Anna Fox

92. Anna and Bernhard Blume

Anna and Bernhard Blume

93. Anne Brigman

Anne Brigman

94. Anne Geddes

Anne Geddes

95. Anne Zahalka

Anne Zahalka

96. Annemarie Heinrich

Annemarie Heinrich

97. Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz

98. Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

99. Ans Westra

Ans Westra

100. Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

101. Antanas Sutkus

Antanas Sutkus

102. Anthony Asael

Anthony Asael

103. Anthony Goicolea

Anthony Goicolea

104. Anthony Jones

Anthony Jones

105. Anthony Suau

Anthony Suau

106. Antoine Claudet

Antoine Claudet

107. Antoine Fauchery

Antoine Fauchery

108. Antoine Tempé

Antoine Tempé

109. Anton Corbijn

Anton Corbijn

110. Anton Melbye

Anton Melbye

111. Antonio Beato

Antonio Beato

112. Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon known as "Snowdon"

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon known as

113. Antonín Kratochvíl

Antonín Kratochvíl

114. Anya Teixeira

Anya Teixeira

115. Ara Güler

Ara Güler

116. Arnaud Maggs

Arnaud Maggs

117. Arnold E. Samuelson

Arnold E. Samuelson

118. Arnold Genthe

Arnold Genthe

119. Arnold Newman

Arnold Newman

120. Arny Freytag

Arny Freytag

121. Art Hupy

Art Hupy

122. Art Wolfe

Art Wolfe

123. Arthur E. Scott

Arthur E. Scott

124. Arthur Elliott

Arthur Elliott

125. Arthur Omar

Arthur Omar

126. Arthur Rothstein

Arthur Rothstein

127. Arthur Tress

Arthur Tress

128. Asahachi Kono

Asahachi Kono

129. Asahel Curtis

Asahel Curtis

130. Ash Lieb

Ash Lieb

131. Astrid Kruse Jensen

Astrid Kruse Jensen

132. Atul Kasbekar

Atul Kasbekar

133. August Sander

August Sander

134. Auguste François

Auguste François

135. Auguste and Louis Lumière

Auguste and Louis Lumière

136. Auguste-Rosalie Bisson

Auguste-Rosalie Bisson

137. Autumn de Wilde

Autumn de Wilde

138. Ayman Lotfy

Ayman Lotfy

139. Bahman Jalali

Bahman Jalali

140. Balan Madhavan

Balan Madhavan

141. Barbara Gluck

Barbara Gluck

142. Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger

143. Barbara Rosenthal

Barbara Rosenthal

144. Barbara Traub

Barbara Traub

145. Barcroft Capel Boake

Barcroft Capel Boake

146. Baron Raimund von Stillfried

Baron Raimund von Stillfried

147. Barry Kay

Barry Kay

148. Basil Pao

Basil Pao

149. Belle Johnson

Belle Johnson

150. Ben Rose

Ben Rose

151. Ben Willmore

Ben Willmore

152. Benedicte Van der Maar

Benedicte Van der Maar

153. Benjamin Lowy

Benjamin Lowy

154. Benu Sen

Benu Sen

155. Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott

156. Bernard Cahier

Bernard Cahier

157. Bernard Faucon

Bernard Faucon

158. Bernd and Hilla Becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher

159. Berry Berenson

Berry Berenson

160. Bert Hardy

Bert Hardy

161. Bettina Rheims

Bettina Rheims

162. Bill Aron

Bill Aron

163. Bill Atkinson

Bill Atkinson

164. Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt

165. Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham

166. Bill Gekas

Bill Gekas

167. Bill Henson

Bill Henson

168. Bill Jackson

Bill Jackson

169. Bill Schwab

Bill Schwab

170. Bill Travis

Bill Travis

171. Billy Name

Billy Name

172. Binh Danh

Binh Danh

173. Bishin Jumonji

Bishin Jumonji

174. Blake Andrews

Blake Andrews

175. Bob Carlos Clarke

Bob Carlos Clarke

176. Bob Gosani

Bob Gosani

177. Bob Gruen

Bob Gruen

178. Bob Lampert

Bob Lampert

179. Bob Peterson

Bob Peterson

180. Bob Shell

Bob Shell

181. Bob Walker

Bob Walker

182. Bob Willoughby

Bob Willoughby

183. Brassaï


184. Brett Weston

Brett Weston

185. Brian Brake

Brian Brake

186. Brian Ulrich

Brian Ulrich

187. Brian Wood

Brian Wood

188. Brita Sofia Hesselius

Brita Sofia Hesselius

189. Bruce Davidson

Bruce Davidson

190. Bruce Gilden

Bruce Gilden

191. Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber

192. Bruno Barbey

Bruno Barbey

193. Bruno Braquehais

Bruno Braquehais

194. Bruno Fabien

Bruno Fabien

195. Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

196. Bryan Schutmaat

Bryan Schutmaat

197. Buko Shimizu

Buko Shimizu

198. Bunny Yeager

Bunny Yeager

199. Byron Harmon

Byron Harmon

200. Camille Silvy

Camille Silvy

201. Candice Farmer

Candice Farmer

202. Carl Giers

Carl Giers

203. Carl Mydans

Carl Mydans

204. Carl Van Vechten

Carl Van Vechten

205. Carl de Keyzer

Carl de Keyzer

206. Carleton Watkins

Carleton Watkins

207. Carli Hermès

Carli Hermès

208. Carlo Gentile

Carlo Gentile

209. Carlos Reyes-Manzo

Carlos Reyes-Manzo

210. Carol Beckwith

Carol Beckwith

211. Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems

212. Casimir Zagourski

Casimir Zagourski

213. Catherine Cameron

Catherine Cameron

214. Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie

215. Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton

216. Chaiya


217. Chapman Baehler

Chapman Baehler

218. Charles Belden

Charles Belden

219. Charles C. Ebbets

Charles C. Ebbets

220. Charles Clegg

Charles Clegg

221. Charles Grogg

Charles Grogg

222. Charles Harbutt

Charles Harbutt

223. Charles Howard

Charles Howard

224. Charles Kerry

Charles Kerry

225. Charles Moore

Charles Moore

226. Charles O'Rear

Charles O'Rear

227. Charles Page

Charles Page

228. Charles Paul Wilp

Charles Paul Wilp

229. Charles Roscoe Savage

Charles Roscoe Savage

230. Charles Settrington

Charles Settrington

231. Charles Sheeler

Charles Sheeler

232. Charles Shepherd

Charles Shepherd

233. Charles Woolley

Charles Woolley

234. Chema Madoz

Chema Madoz

235. Cheryl Machat Dorskind

Cheryl Machat Dorskind

236. Chien-Chi Chang

Chien-Chi Chang

237. Chizu Ono

Chizu Ono

238. Chloe Dewe Mathews

Chloe Dewe Mathews

239. Chris Craymer

Chris Craymer

240. Chris Dorley-Brown

Chris Dorley-Brown

241. Chris Faust

Chris Faust

242. Chris Killip

Chris Killip

243. Chris Steele-Perkins

Chris Steele-Perkins

244. Chris von Wangenheim

Chris von Wangenheim

245. Christian Patterson

Christian Patterson

246. Christian von Alvensleben

Christian von Alvensleben

247. Christine Spengler

Christine Spengler

248. Christopher Boffoli

Christopher Boffoli

249. Christopher Burkett

Christopher Burkett

250. Christopher Makos

Christopher Makos

251. Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris

252. Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

253. Cillín Perera

Cillín Perera

254. Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman

255. Clara Gutsche

Clara Gutsche

256. Clarence John Laughlin

Clarence John Laughlin

257. Claude Cahun

Claude Cahun

258. Claus Bjørn Larsen

Claus Bjørn Larsen

259. Clay Myers

Clay Myers

260. Clemens Kalischer

Clemens Kalischer

261. Cole Weston

Cole Weston

262. Constant Puyo

Constant Puyo

263. Consuelo Kanaga

Consuelo Kanaga

264. Corinne Day

Corinne Day

265. Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa

266. Cris Alexander

Cris Alexander

267. Cristina García Rodero

Cristina García Rodero

268. Cássio Vasconcellos

Cássio Vasconcellos

269. Dabboo Ratnani

Dabboo Ratnani

270. Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama

271. Damir Hoyka

Damir Hoyka

272. Dan Budnik

Dan Budnik

273. Dana Stone

Dana Stone

274. Daniel Berehulak

Daniel Berehulak

275. Daniel Blaufuks

Daniel Blaufuks

276. Daniel Davis Jr.

Daniel Davis Jr.

277. Daniel Meadows

Daniel Meadows

278. Daniel S. Mitchell

Daniel S. Mitchell

279. Danny Lyon

Danny Lyon

280. Darius Kinsey

Darius Kinsey

281. Darogha Ubbas Alli

Darogha Ubbas Alli

282. Darren Heath

Darren Heath

283. Darryn Lyons

Darryn Lyons

284. Dave McKean

Dave McKean

285. David Adams

David Adams

286. David Alan Harvey

David Alan Harvey

287. David Armstrong

David Armstrong

288. David Bailey

David Bailey

289. David C. Turnley

David C. Turnley

290. David Carol

David Carol

291. David Doubilet

David Doubilet

292. David Douglas Duncan

David Douglas Duncan

293. David Drew Zingg

David Drew Zingg

294. David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt

295. David Hamilton

David Hamilton

296. David Hilliard

David Hilliard

297. David Hobby

David Hobby

298. David Hockney

David Hockney

299. David Hurn

David Hurn

300. David Johnson

David Johnson