The 50 best photographers ever

50 best photographers ever: Sebastiao Salgado in front of one of his pictures from Genesis

Of all the billions of people who have picked up a camera of some kind, who is the best photographer of all time? 

Who are the key people who have left their own personal stamp on the medium of photography, who achieved something nobody else had done before, or who had a major influence on subsequent generations? Photographers who didn’t just take one great image, but produced a significant body of work over a lifetime? 

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David Clark

David Clark is a photography journalist and author, and was features writer on Amateur Photographer for nine years. He has met and interviewed many of the world's most iconic photographers and is the author of Photography in 100 Words: Exploring the Art of Photography with Fifty of its Greatest Masters.