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. 35 to 31

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Frans Lanting

35 Frans Lanting (born 1951)
Netherlands-born nature photographer and long-term National Geographic contributor whose work has broken new ground and directly influenced governments’ conservation policies.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Dorothea Lange

34 Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)
American photojournalist, remembered for her documentary work for the Farm Security Administration, which highlighted the plight of the poor during the Great Depression in the 1930s.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: David LaChapelle

33 David LaChapelle (born 1963)
American fashion and fine art photographer who places both celebrity subjects and fashion models in lavish, complex and brightly-coloured fantasy scenes, often using digital manipulation to surreal effect.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Nick Knight

32 Nick Knight (born 1958)
Cutting-edge fashion and advertising photographer who goes against the accepted ideas of beauty in his often-confrontational images. He has tackled a range of issues including racism and disability.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Andre Kertesz

31 Andre Kertesz (1894-1985)
Hungarian-born photographer who shot street pictures, portraits, cityscapes, still lifes and a famous series of distorted nudes. Still underrated and for some he’s the ‘father of modern photography’.

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.