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. 20 to 16

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Walker Evans

20 Walker Evans (1893-1975)
American documentary photographer and journalist who recorded poverty-stricken sharecropper families during the Depression era and everyday subjects in a clear, poetic style.

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Elliot Erwitt

19 Elliot Erwitt (born 1928)
Paris-born photographer and member of the Magnum agency, best known for his witty and ironic street pictures, shots of people in museums, and dogs.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: William Eggleston

18 William Eggleston (born 1939)
American photographer whose ‘snapshot’ style elevated the everyday to the extraordinary and whose saturated ‘dye-transfer’ prints helped colour photography become an accepted art-form.

 

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Harold Edgerton

17 Harold Edgerton (1903-1990)
Scientist, inventor of the first electronic flash and creator of revolutionary high-speed flash photographs, including a famous shot of a bullet passing through an apple.

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Brian Duffy

16 Brian Duffy (1933-2010)
Highly-regarded fashion, advertising and portrait photographer who shot David Bowie’s iconic Aladdin Sane cover and the imaginative and surreal Benson & Hedges poster campaigns of the 1970s.

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.