Top 10 Photographers of the World
God’s creation, that is the world is such a beautiful place, isn’t it ? With vast amount of flora and fauna everywhere, sometimes it feels like heaven on the earth. But there are photographers who make the best out of this beauty all around through their snapshots. From wildlife to fashion, advertisement to documentary there is no such category they haven’t portrayed in their work. After all, photography is such a satisfying job.
Here we present you the list of top ten photographers who inspired the world with their creative and mind blowing photography:-
1. Luca De Massis
Luca De Massis is an Italian photographer who topped the list as he is the most eminent artist on the horizon. He was born on April 7th, 1983 in Pescara, Italy. His work have been featured in the top magazines such as Vogue and Elle. He celebrates life in each of his creations and captures its beauty with a vivid picturesque making him earn the top rank !
2. Steve McCurry
Steve McCurry is one of the famous and esteemed photographers of the world from USA was born in 1950 and known for “Sharbat Gula” was taken on 20 March 1972. He ventured into photojournalism after graduation. His works are an inspiring diversity of colour, life and activity.
3. Annie Leibovitz
Anna-Lou “Annie” Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer best known for her engaging portraits. She was born on October 2, 1949. Her work comprises portraits particularly of celebrities, featuring subjects in intimate settings and poses. The Library of Congress declared her a Living Legend. Moreover, she is the first woman to have a feature exhibition at Washington’s National Portrait Gallery.
4. Andreas Gursky
Andreas Gursky is a German based photographer born on 15 January 1955. He is best acknowledged for his large format architecture and landscape colour photographs. He is famous for using a high point of view in most of his photos. His works reach some of the highest prices in the art market among living photographers. His photograph Rhein II was sold for $4,338,500 in the year 2011.
Réhahn is popularly known as the photographer that “captures souls”. He was born on 4 May 1979 in Bayeux, Normandy, France. recognized for his portraits of Vietnam, Cuba, Malaysia and India. This French snapper is also appreciated for his cultural preservation showcased in all his works.
6. Raghu Rai
Raghunath Rai Chowdhry (Raghu Rai) is an Indian photographer and photo journalist born in the year 1942. He has served on the jury for World Press Photo from 1990 to 1997. He is known for his book, Raghu Rai’s India: Reflections in Colour and Reflections in Black and White.
7. Ellen von Unwerth
Ellen von Unwerth (born January 17, 1954) is a German photographer and director. She worked as a fashion model for ten years before becoming a photographer, and is now fashion, editorial, and advertising photographs.
8. Cindy Sherman
Cynthia Morris Sherman (Cindy Sherman) is an American artist, whose work consists primarily of photographic self-portraits, depicting herself in many different contexts and as various imagined characters. She was born on January 19, 1954 in America. She is one of the most inspiring female shutterbug of the decade so far.
9. John Rankin Waddell
John Rankin Waddell, also known under his working name Rankin, is a British portrait and fashion photographer and director. He was born in the year 1966. He is also renowned for the founder of Dazed and Confused magazine and for his photography of models including Kate Moss and Heidi Klum, celebrities such as Madonna and David Bowie and his portrait of Elizabeth II.
10. Peter Lik
Peter Lik (born December 26, 1959) is a photographer from Australia and is best known for his nature and panoramic landscape images. He hosted From the Edge with Peter Lik, which aired for one season on The Weather Channel.