gallery. Trust me, guys, his work is AMAZING in person!

21. Frans Lanting

Frans Lanting works in many different parts of the world including the South America, Africa and Antartica. His photographs are regularly published in National Geographic, where he was a staff photographer. He currently lives in Santa Cruz, California and continues to work all over the world.

famous nature photographer

22. Peter Lik

Peter Lik is known for his work with his panoramic photography that he prints on metallic silver-halide paper, to give a unique glow. Back in 2010, he sold a print for $1 million to an anonymous buyer, which is the 11th highest grossing print sale in history.  He currently has galleries all over the world. Guys, GO check out his work. It’s AMAZING in person, his pieces radiate.

Here are some famous portrait photographers, past and present!

23. Phillppe Halsman

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Phillppe is a very well known portrait photographer for his work during the 1940’s. He still holds the record of having more covers of LIFE magazine, than any other photographer. He had a life long friendship with the famous artist Salvador Dali, and they collaborated on many projects together. His portraits were creative, innovative, and thought provoking. Phillppe photographed famous artists and actors like Marilyn Monroe, to political and writer Winston Churchill, to acclaimed director Alfred Hitchcock, to the famed scientist, Albert Einstein. He clearly had a sense of humor if you browse his body of work!

24. Mihaela Noroc

Mihaela is becoming internationally well known for her project, “The Atlas of Beauty.” Mihaela, from Bucharest, Romania, has spent the last four years traveling the world and capturing stunning images of women. Her goal is to create connection among normal women with extraordinary stories.

famous portrait photographers

And finally, here are some famous photojournalists!

25. Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White was the first American female war photojournalist, the first woman hired by LIFE magazine in 1936. She was the first female war correspondent during WWII and traveled with General Patton at the end of the war. She is best known for her work as the very first foreign photographer allowed to take photograph the Soviet Five-Year Plan. Later, she became involved in the ongoing conflict in India, where she captured her famous portrait of Mohandas Gandhi.

Famous photojournalists

26. Chris Hondors

Chris, and American born photojournalist, is most known for his war photography. He was a two time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. He was made famous for his work in Iraq during 2005, when he captured images of the carnage of war. Chris was killed in Libya while photographing Libyan Civil War in 2011.

Famous photojournalists


I hope that these famous photographers can provide inspiration and a jumping off point for your work. A theme that I see in all of these photographers is the ability to show the world things that they would not have seen otherwise. Photography is so important because it has the ability to that. It is a very important medium that the world relies on and shapes peoples ideas and understanding. Remember that the next time you take a picture and know that what you are doing is important.


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I am Dylan “Mac” Alyea. I have a passion for photographing everything I see. When I walk down the street I imagine how things could fill a frame and fit inside of my camera. My goal with photography is to constantly see things differently and hone my craft. I love photography so much and I want you to love it equally. I hope my advice can help you get better and fall more in love with this amazing medium.

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