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. 40 to 36

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Steve McCurry

40 Steve McCurry (born 1950)
Magnum member and National Geographic contributor whose varied career in photojournalism has included war reporting and numerous informal portraits including the famous ‘Afghan Girl’.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Don McCullin

39 Don McCullin (born 1935)
Fearless photojournalist who reported on the Vietnam War and other conflicts before turning to landscape photography and producing distinctive, atmospheric, doom-laden scenes.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: O Winston Link

38 O Winston Link (1914-2001)
Commercial photographer best known for his classic, beautifully lit monochrome images of the now-vanished world of American steam railways in the 1950s.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Annie Leibovitz

37 Annie Leibovitz (born 1949)
Arguably the most famous portrait photographer working today, Leibovitz has photographed many of the world’s major celebrities, often in elaborate and imaginative set-ups.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Neil Leifer

36 Neil Leifer (born 1942)
Acclaimed sports photographer who shot iconic images of Muhammad Ali in action in the 1960s and who later went on to photograph 40 covers for Time magazine.

PAGE 1: The Best Photographers of All Time – Nos. 55-51
PAGE 2: The Best Photographers of All Time – Nos. 50-46
PAGE 3: The Best Photographers of All Time – Nos. 45-41
PAGE 4: The Best Photographers of All Time – Nos. 40-36
PAGE 5: The Best Photographers of All Time – Nos. 35-31
PAGE 6: The Best Photographers of All Time – Nos. 30-26
PAGE 7: The Best Photographers of All Time – Nos. 25-21
PAGE 8: The Best Photographers of All Time – Nos. 20-16
PAGE 9: The Best Photographers of All Time – Nos. 15-11
PAGE 10: The Best Photographers of All Time – Nos. 10-6
PAGE 11: The Best Photographers of All Time – Nos. 5-1
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  • jmeyer

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