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.

Here at Digital Camera World we’re not afraid of courting controversy. OK, maybe we are a little bit, which is why we thought it was time to be bold. We’ve interviewed a number of famous photographers over the years and been inspired by each of them, but as many readers often ask us… “who are the best photographers of all time?”

We put on our thinking caps and took a stab it. Following lots of coffee and some heated arguments, we agreed on a list of the 55 best photographers of all time. In the history of the world. Ever. Definitely.

Cowboy life: A photo series from Todd Klassy

by Todd Klassy

Todd Klassy has captured the real working life of ranches in Montana. His photography is beautiful and captivating, but also serves an important role in documenting the lives of working cowboys and cowgirls, whose ways of life are dying out due to advances in modern technology. Here, Todd talks about the story behind the photos.

Photo of the day: 4 July

Digital Camera World photo of the day

This fantastic documentary style photo captures the gritty realism of the moment.

Featured photography blogs: Maddie on Things and This Wild Idea

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We speak to Theron Humphrey; the man responsible for photography blogs Maddie on Things and This Wild Idea.

World Press Photo 2011 winner unveiled

World Press Photo 2011 - Credit: Samuel Aranda/Corbis Images/World Press Photo

The votes are in, and the World Press Photo of the Year 2011 award goes to Samuel Aranda from Spain.

Aranda, who was on assignment for The New York Times in Yemen, shot his image of a woman holding a wounded relative in her arms during clashes in Sanaa, Yemen, on 15 October 2011. The woman was inside a mosque being used as a field hospital by demonstrators who were clashing against the rule of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Documentary category winners: Photographer of the Year 2011

Fisherman's wife, by Buchachon Petthanya

Stunning photos from the winners of the Documentary category in the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2011 awards

Documentary shortlist: Photographer of the Year 2011

Family on the Train by jlee

The best documentary photography from the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2011 shortlist

10 quick documentary photography tips

Start telling stories through your pictures: here are 10 documentary photography tips for shooting interesting subjects in compelling new ways…