Behind the Lens: 18 Famous Photographers Worthy of Note

By M. W. Byrne

To honor them, we’re going to look at 18 famous photographers that forever altered the way we view everything around us.

Annie Leibovitz

Fashion, fantasy, and a sense of intimacy are what define the singular work of Leibovitz.

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Juergen Teller

Commonly known for his work with high-end fashion, anyone familiar with the runways of New York, Paris, and Milan has seen Teller’s shots, even if they don’t know it.

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Nadav Kander

Ansel Adams has nothing on the heart-wrenching power that Nadav Kander can summon.

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Dorothea Lange

Considered by many to be the Norman Rockwell of exposing the worker’s plight and the struggle of the underclass, she’s as much folk hero as photographer.

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Francesca Woodman

Often grim and surreal, Woodman worked almost exclusively in black and white, a medium that many amateurs use to compensate for lack of skill.

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Willy Ronis

Ronis’ life could be a tale of hardship and bitterness, as he was a refugee from Nazi occupation, a member of a travelling theatre troupe, and a war & peace photojournalist.

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