Best of British: 22 of the most famous photographers from Great Britain

    | News | 02/06/2012 07:00am
    David Bailey

    © David Bailey

    David Loftus

    David Loftus is a food photographer who has shot for celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Martha Stewart, and Heston Blumental. So far he has photographed five of Jamie Oliver’s recipe books.

    David Loftus

    © David Loftus

    Don McCullin


    Born in 1935, Don McCullin is an internationally renowned photojournalist famous for his work documenting urban strife and war zones. He has notably covered the conflict in Northern Ireland, the Suez Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Nigerian Civil War, and the 1964 war in Cyprus (for which he won an award).

    View a selection of his work at

    Don McCullin

    © Don McCullin

    Jane Bown

    1925 –

    Jane Bown has spent her photographic career working for The Observer (since 1949). As a portrait photographer for famous people, she shoots mainly in black and white and has photographed a diverse range of celebrities including Queen Elizabeth II (on her 80th birthday), Orson Welles, Woody Allen, John Lennon, Richard Nixon, Bjork, and Margaret Thatcher amongst others.

    View a selection of her work via

    Jane Brown

    © Jane Brown

    John Rankin Waddell

    1966 –

    Rankin has photographed high-profile celebrities including Britney Spears, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, David Bowie, Bjork, The Rolling Stones, Vivienne Westwood, Tony Blair, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II amongst others. He has also worked on some very high-profile advertising campaigns including Nike, Rimmel, Hugo Boss, and others.


    © Rankin


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