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

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Simon Norfolk


Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer with a difference. His photography focuses on war-torn areas. He has worked in Afghanistan and Bosnia, amongst other places. His book For Most Of It I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory is about places that have witnessed genocide. The photographs featured in the book were exhibited at the Imperial War Musuem in London, and the Holocaust Museum in Houston, Texas, as well as other galleries.

Simon Norfolk

© Simon Norfolk

Tim Page

1944 –

Tim Page was a wartime photographer in Vietnam. He left England to travel the world when he was just 17, and became somewhat infamous for his indulgence in the drug culture of the 1960s. He was notably the inspiration for the journalist played by Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now. During the 1970s he worked as a freelance photographer for Rolling Stone magazine, and is now Adjunct Professor of Photojournalism at Griffith University in Australia.

Tim Page

© Tim Page

Tim Walker


Tim Walker is a fashion photographer whose work has appeared in Vogue for over a decade. His photography has been featured in the National Portrait Gallery London and the Victoria and Albert  Museum amongst other places. He currently dabbles in the film industry!

Tim Walker

© Tim Walker

Tony Ray-Jones

1941 – 1972

Tony Ray-Jones was best known for photographing British life at leisure, portraying it in a humorous way.

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Tony Ray Jones

© Tony Ray Jones


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