7 Famous Photographers in The World
If you’re planning to be a photographer, you may find yourself in a creative rut. A lack of ideas, or rather, an abundance of ideas, can make it difficult to finalize a theme for your photographs. This is where the masters of photography can help you. We’ve put together a list of various famous photographers who have been delighting us with their photographs.
#1. Lee Jeffries
Lee Jeffries is a self-taught artist who penetrates the soul of homeless people through his photography. Most of his work is in black and white and shot from the point of black as he doesn’t want anyone to interfere with what he’s trying to depict with his photography. His art awakens the people with a moral sense.
For him, photography is not portraying homeless people. It’s about connecting with them. So before clicking any picture, he approaches every single person he’s going to photograph. and talks to them.
#2. Jimmy Nelson
James “Jimmy” Philip Nelson, an English photographer, is professionally known as Jimmy Nelson. He is known for his portraits of tribal and indigenous peoples. He was born in 1967 in Sevenoaks, Kent. Jimmy is famous for his book “Literary Portraits of China”.
This project was assigned by Shell Oil in 1992. He and his wife ( Ashkaine Hora Adema) traveled across 30 countries to collect photographs for this book.
In 2010, Nelson started to work on his second book, Before They Pass Away. He traveled for 3 years and photographed more than 35 indigenous tribes around the world in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the South Pacific, using a 50-year-old 4x5in camera.
#3. Eric Lafforgue
Eric Lafforgue, a French photographer, was born on 17 July 1964. A member of the Hans Lucas studio started working in Media and mobile applications. He started publishing his photographs in 2006, which soon got recognized by various magazines worldwide.
He is famous for his photographs taken in North Korea, as every photograph tells a story of the person he has photographed. He currently works for National Geographic, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Lonely Planet, Times, and Grands Reportages.
He has photographed everyone – from the tribes of Namibia to the Yazidis of Kurdistan. His tales are fascinating and depict some real emotions.
#4. Lisa Kristine
Lisa Kristine’s images take us behind the veil to the atrocities of slavery.
Lisa Kristine is known as a humanitarian photographer who photographs more than images. A master storyteller has photographed cultures of over 100 countries in six continents. She is famous for highlighting various social causes of modern slavery with her broad-sweeping images of courage and tender and intimate portrayals.
She uses saturated colors for her photography and her fine art prints are among the most sought after and collected in the world.
#5. Robert Capa
Robert Capa was born on 22nd October 1913 in Budapest, Hungary. This Hungarian boy was a famous American war photographer and photojournalist. His work was followed by some to be the greatest adventure photographer in history.
He has covered five wars – the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. His photographs got published in various major magazines and newspapers.
He was an artist who believed that you wouldn’t get a good photograph if you were not close enough to the subject.
#6. Joel Santos
“Joel has an eye for the wild and the remote, and his photographs are in the tradition of great travel writers and artists.”
— Canon Europe
Joel Santos was born in 1978, in Lisbon, Portugal. He started working as a professional travel photographer and documentary filmmaker in 2003.
He is a winner of various national and international photography awards – Travel Photographer Of The Year (2016), and VISÃO/BES (WPP standards and jury) 2005. He won 1st (“Dream Places”) and 2nd (Nature and wildlife) place awards at the ART & Tour — International Tourism Film Festival (2019) with the short film “Identidade de um Território”, shot for Geopark Estrela (UNESCO).
#7. Phil Borges
Phil Borges is a social documentary photographer and filmmaker famous for his Tibetan refugees’ photographs. He has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures for over 25 years. His work is exhibited in various galleries and museums throughout the world.
His award-winning books (Tibetan Portrait, Women Empowered, Enduring Spirit, and Tibet: Culture on the Edge) have been published in four languages. He has also hosted television documentaries on indigenous cultures for Discovery and National Geographic channels.
This is a list of some of the most famous photographers this world has ever seen. We’re sure their fascinating work will definitely guide you in choosing your theme. If you want to know more about these photographers, do let us know in the comment section below.