Famous Portrait Photographers

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Tina Modotti (Mexico, still lifes, street life, portraits)

Steve McCurry (vibrant portraits from around world)

Richard Avedon (bold portraits)

Alfred Stieglitz (portrait, street photography, structural)

Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexico)

Eddie Adams (Vietnam War, portraits of celebrities and everyday people)

Gregory Crewdson (eerie shots of Suburbia, American loneliness)

Man Ray (portraits, experimental darkroom, surrealist)

Imogen Cunningham (portraits, nature)

Tyler Shields (portraits in context – highly dramatic)

Mary Ellen Mark (unusual people portraits)

Doris Ulmann (portrait)

Julia Margaret Cameron (first well-known female photographer: portraits)

Edward Steichen (fashion – mid-20th Century)

Paul Strand (portraits and other genres)

Mark Seliger (celebrity photography – unconventional)

Diane Arbus (marginalized people)

Dorothea Lange (WPA photographer: impoverished people)

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (strange photos of masks, figurative photography)

Graciela Iturbide (much of work focused in Mexico, mysterious images, nature, portraits)

Bill Brandt (human figure and portraits with background as context)

Irving Penn (portrait, fashion, celebrity)

Joseph Szabo (high school students)

James Van Der Zee (African-American photographer of the Harlem Renaissance)

Anne Geddes (baby photographer)

Annie Leibovitz (celebrity portrait)

Cecil Beaton (fashion)

Kim Anderson (children, hand-painted images)

Carrie Mae Weems (portrait, African American perspective)

Philippe Halsman (“jump” portraits and other unusual portraits)

Herb Ritts (fashion, celebrity)

Albert Watson (fashion)

Anton Corbijn (musical celebrities)

Arnold Newman (unconventional celebrity photos)

August Sander

David Bailey (fashion and  celebrity)

Eddie Adams (world photographer)

Ellen Von Unwerth (fashion and celebrity)

Elliott Erwitt (often humorous portraits)

Erwin Blumenfeld (surrealistic fashion)

Erwin Olaf (dramatic and surrealistic portrait)

Eve Arnold (classic portraits from around the world, Marilyn Monroe)

Yousef Karsh (celebrity)

William Wegman (dogs)