Famous Photographers


Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexico)
Brassai (Paris, night shots, night life)
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, the Decisive Moment)
Harry Callahan (Chicago, Cityscapes, portraits)
Robert Capa (War photographer)
Yann Arthus-Bertrand (French, Earth From Above)
Philip-Lorca diCorcia (Street people, street life)
James Nachtwey (War Photographer)
Chris Johns (National Geographic)
Gregory Crewdson (eerie shots of Suburbia, American loneliness)
Man Ray (experimental darkroom, surrealist)
Bruce Weber (fashion, celebrity)
Imogen Cunningham (portraits, nature)
Garry Winogrand (street photographer)
Antoine Verglas (contemporary fashion)
Lauren Greenfield(photojournalist, girl issues, sects of society)
Tyler Shields (portraits in context)
Mary Ellen Mark (unusual people portraits)
Minor White (nature, close-ups)
Alfred Stieglitz (many genres)
Paul Strand (many genres)
Doris Ulmann (portrait)
Donald McPherson (contemporary portrait)
Edward Weston (landscapes, still lifes, landscapes)
Edward Steichen (fashion – mid-20th Century)
Robert Polidori (decaying and abandoned buildings)
Julia Margaret Cameron (first well-known female photographer: portraits)
Gilles Peress (conflict photography)
W. Eugene Smith (photojournalist)
Mark Seliger (celebrity photography – unconventional)
Diane Arbus (freaks)
Robert Adams (landscape – postmodern: urban invasion of nature)
Ansel Adams (landscape)
Walker Evans (WPA photographer: many genres)
Dorothea Lange (WPA photographer: portraits)
Ralph Eugene Meatyard (strange photos of masks, figurative photography)
Jerry Uelsmann (surrealist multiple printing images)
Margaret Bourke-White (photojournalist)
Lewis Hine (documented labor issues during industrial revolution)
Berenice Abbott (cityscapes)
Graciela Iturbide (Mexico, nature)
Robert Frank (Portraits, published The Americans)
Eugene Atget (French, city life)
Bill Brandt (human figure and portraits with background as context)
Irving Penn (portrait, fashion, celebrity)
Joseph Szabo (high school students)
Bruce Davidson (back street city life, counter-culture)
James Van Der Zee (African-American photographer of the Harlem Renaissance)
Cindy Sherman (uses herself as subject in her work)
Cecil Beaton (fashion)
Florence Henri (portrait)
Weegee (Arthur Fellig) (crime scenes, tradgedies)
Tina Modotti (Mexico, still lifes)
Jacob Riis (documented economic disadvantage)
Alfred Eisenstaedt (photojournalist)
David Hockney (joiner technique)
Herb Ritts (fashion)
Wanda Wulz (multiple printing)
Scott Mutter (multiple printing)
Philippe Halsman (“jump” portraits)
Clarence John Laughlin (Southern US photographer – many multiple exposures)
Carrie Mae Weems (portrait)
Anne Geddes (baby photographer)
Kim Anderson (children, hand-painted images)
Annie Leibovitz
David Lachapelle