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. 25 to 21

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Philippe Halsman

25 Philippe Halsman (1906-1979)
Portraits were Halsman’s speciality and he photographed a number of American celebrities and politicians with his customary panache. Best known for his dynamic and surreal creation, Dali Atomicus.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Andreas Gursky

24 Andreas Gursky (1955)
German photographer and visual artist whose digitally manipulated, large-scale images of buildings, public spaces and landscapes have sold for up to £2.7million each.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Anne Geddes

23 Anne Geddes (born 1956)
Australian portrait photographer who is both praised and criticised for her fantasy-inspired images of babies and motherhood, but is a phenomenal commercial success, selling over 18 million books.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Robert Frank

22 Robert Frank (born 1924)
Swiss-born photographer whose seminal 1958 book The Americans broke new ground in documentary photography technique and was widely influential on succeeding generations.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Roger Fenton

21 Roger Fenton (1819-1869)
Photographic pioneer who shot some of the earliest war photographs when he took his cumbersome equipment to the Crimean War in 1855 and captured unique battlefield images.

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.