The 55 best photographers of all time. In the history of the world. Ever. Definitely.

The 55 best photographers of all time. In the history of the world. Ever. Definitely.

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Nos. 15 to 11

 

50 photography tips from jobbing pros to famous photographers

5 David Bailey (born 1938)
One of the key players in the new generation of photographers which rose to prominence in the 1960s, known mainly for his iconic fashion and portrait
photographs (Krays, Beatles), and still active today.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Richard Avedon

4 Richard Avedon (1923-2004)
American photographer, widely acclaimed for his innovative fashion photography for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue and for his penetrating black and white
portraits of people against a white background.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Eve Arnold

3 Eve Arnold (1912-2012)
Photojournalist equally at home when documenting the lives of the poor and dispossessed around the world, or shooting informal portraits of celebrities. Best-known for her photographs of Marilyn Monroe.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Diane Arbus

2 Diane Arbus (1923-1971)

American documentary photographer who produced emotionally intense and often disturbing portraits of people on the margins of society, including
giants, dwarves, circus performers and transsexuals.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Ansel Adams

1 Ansel Adams (1902-1984)
Highly influential master of the monochrome landscape. Particularly famous for his images celebrating the beauty and majesty of Yosemite National Park and his ‘Zone system’ for accurately calculating exposure.

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  • jmeyer

    We’re updating with 5 photographers a day until we reveal the final five on Friday.