Famous Photographers and their Works

The article deals with facts about famous photographers and their works. The renowned photographers list provided below should also be of some help to the readers.
The art of photography involves capturing images with a camera. Traditionally, photographic films and nowadays, electronic sensors are used in recording images. Photographers need to master this art of capturing light patterns reflected from objects. There are many photographers who are known for the excellent photographs they have managed to capture. They make use of different photography tips and techniques. From the times of Ansel Adams to Dave Black of today, profiles of many famous photographers are presented below; one would get an idea of the work of these great artists through these details.

Most Famous Photographers

The list of famous photographers and their works is presented in the following article. The names of top class photographers along with their notable works should make us familiar with these artists' contributions.

Ansel Adams: He is one of the famous black and white photographers of his times and well-known for the images of Yosemite Valley in California. 'Monolith, The Face of Half Dome' was one of the famous photographs by Ansel Adams. This photograph was captured in 1927 at the Yosemite National Park. Few other notable photographs are enlisted below.
  • Clearing Winter Storm (Yosemite National Park, 1940)
  • Rose and Driftwood (San Francisco, California, 1932)
Margaret Bourke-White: She is one of the famous female photographers who traveled a lot in her pursuit of the art of photography. Margaret Bourke-White was known not just for her photography skills, but also the bravery she exhibited while clicking pictures during the World War II. Here is a list of her famous photographs.
  • Breadline: Depiction of the Great Depression through a photo essay.
  • Gandhi: It is the famous photograph of Mahatma Gandhi captured only a few hours before his assassination.
  • India-Pakistan Partition-related Images: These photographs, taken by Margaret Bourke-White were included in the 2006 edition of Khushwant Singh's book 'Train to Pakistan'.
  • Concentration Camp: The pictures grouped under this title were taken at the Buchenwald concentration camp. These were images of those who survived at the camp.
Diane Arbus: She was an American photographer who captured photos that revealed the darker side of society. Her photographs include images of mental patients, prostitutes, transvestites and many such elements of the society. She liked to follow her heart and took an intuitive approach to photography. Here are few of the famous photographs taken by Diane Arbus.
  • Russian Midget Friends, New York City, 1963.
  • Identical Twins (1967).
  • Tattooed man at carnival, (year 1970).
Modern Famous Photographers and their Works

The renowned photographers and their works mentioned below are from modern times. The technology used by these photographers and the variety of niches they covered increased greatly with time. Works of most notable photographers is described in short through the paragraphs below.

John Shaw: He is a famous nature photographer having published his images in the Nature's Best, National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer and other publications. In his pursuit of photography, John Shaw has traveled a lot and visited different parts of the world including polar regions like Antarctica and the Arctic. He was awarded the title of 'Legend Behind the Lens' and 'Icon of Imaging' by Nikon (2002) and Microsoft (2006) respectively.

Joe McNally: Tagged as one of the most influential photographers of the 21st century, Joe McNally is known for the photo collection, 'Faces of Ground Zero'. This collection has 246 images which features rescue workers and other brave people associated with the September 9/11 tragedy. The specialty of photographs taken by this American photographer is the skillful use of light and color. The complexity and technicalities involved in his assignments also displays the expertise he possesses. 'The Future of Flying' a 2003 issue of 'National Geographic' (2003) featured photographs under the theme of future of aviation industry. It was the best-selling issue ever, of the National Geographic.

Annie Leibovitz: She is an American photographer, best known for entertainment photography. One of her biggest achievement was to become the chief photographer of the magazine, 'Rolling Stone'. Annie Leibovitz has photographed John Lennon five hours before his death. Her works have featured in reputed magazine like the 'Time' and 'Vanity Fair'.

Dave Black: He is considered a legend in the field of sports photography. Dave Black has attended 12 Olympic events including the Beijing Olympics of 2008. Black's photographs of famous sports personalities like Michael Phelps, Michelle Kwan, Apolo Anton Ohno and many other have featured on cover pages of magazines like Newsweek, Time and Sports Illustrated.

Famous Photographers List

Berenice AbbottEmile GsellRobert Capa
Gordon ParksSam AbellAra Güler
Paul CaponigroMartin ParrErnst Haas
Lewis CarrollFreeman PattersonEddie Adams
Doug HallKevin CarterRelja Penezic
Robert AdamsPhilippe HalsmanMartha Casanave
Irving PennGustavo AguerreDavid Hamilton
Khun ChaiyaGilles PeressMushfiqul Alam
Bert HardyDean ChamberlainJohn Pfahl
Fratelli AlinariAlfred A. HartMartin Chambi
Secondo PiaLola Alvarez BravoDavid Octavius Hill
Sarah CharlesworthFrank PlickaGeorge Edward Anderson
Lewis Wickes HineDésiré CharnayGuglielmo Plüschow
Nobuyoshi ArakiJohn HoaglandElio Ciol
Eliot PorterDiane ArbusHorst P. Horst
Edward ClarkDith PranRoy Arden
Robert HowlettLarry ClarkRichard Prince
Eve ArnoldFrank HurleyWilliam Clarridge
RankinHippolyte ArnouxGeorge Hurrell
Antoine ClaudetPaul RaphaelsonBill Aron
Walter IoossAlvin Langdon CoburnTony Ray-Jones
Yann Arthus-BertrandEdith IrvineGigi Cohen
Marc RiboudAnthony AsaelYoji Ishikawa

This information should help us gain insight into the notable contributions of these artists.