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American Best Photographers: In this post we have included the 15 Top and Most famous American Photographers who have inspired the world with their creative and mindblowing photography.Each of these american photographers have their own specialities, some of them are no more but their legend still carries and is a great inspiration for budding photographers. Who would have thought that war photos would have been so famous, have a look at our post and you will know what we are talking about. Our best photographers list follows,

Best Photographers

1. Steve McCurry - Famous United States Photographer

Steve McCurry is one of the most successful and respected living photographers in USA.He continued in photojournalism on graduation, and in 1978, having saved a bit of money, was drawn to the visual possibilities of India. It proved a pivotal experience; the inspiring diversity of colour, life and activity prolonged a six week trip to a two year adventure. He travelled throughout the Subcontinent, exploring India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan. famous american photographer Visit Website

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2. Ansel Adams - Famous American Photographer

Ansel Adams is quite popular for his black and white photography. Most of Adam's photography was taken in the wilderness of California particularly in Yosemite National Park.He is famous for developing the 'zone system', which is a method for providing black and white photos with a full range of contrasting tones. famous american photographer Visit Website

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3. Galen Rowell - Famous American Photographer

Galen Rowell was excited by mountainous landscapes and nature on a big scale. He worked in colour and many of his photos use striking dawn, or evening, light to emphasise the intensity of natural colours in mountainous landscapes. Rowell was tragically killed in a plane crash at just 62. famous american photographer Visit Website

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4. Annie Leibovitz - Famous American Photographer

Annie Leibovitz is one of the most modern photographers. She has produced some of the most striking and well known portraits and fashion photos. She has a way of fine tuning the lighting in her shots to conjure a precise mood. She also uses really bold compositions to make strong statements about her subjects. famous american photographer Visit Website

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5. Richard Avedon - Famous Photographer - America

Richard Avedon was a real pioneer in fashion photography. He produced a large body of work that reflected and impacted popular culture throughout the 20th century. He's definitely one of the most famous American photographers of all time. famous american photographer Visit Website

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6. Irving Penn - Famous American Photographer

Irving Penn was a real perfectionist in every area. If you get the chance to visit an exhibition of his work you'll see just how sharp and impressive the prints are. Penn applied a special coating to his photographs to give them a really gorgeous finish. famous american photographer Visit Website

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7. Joe Rosenthal - Famous United States Photographer

Joe Rosenthal was one of the most famous war photographers in USA. He won a Pulitzer for his famous Iwo Jima flag raising photo in 1945 and was one of the best known war photographs."Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" has become a major cultural emblem in the United States. It has come to represent not just military achievement, but all collaborative endeavour and success. famous american photographer
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8. Mathew Brady - Famous United States Photographer

Mathew Brady is my favourite of several famous American photographers from the American Civil War. His photos bring to life the people, places and events of that period, including Abraham Lincoln himself. famous american photographer Visit Website

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9. Margaret Bourke White - Famous United States Photographer

Margaret Bourke-White was a true adventurer! She was prepared to overcome just about any obstacle to get the photos she wanted.Bourke-White's early career focused on industrial and architectural subjects. During Partition in India she took a photo of Gandhi sitting reading in front of his spinning wheel that became a famous symbol of his non-violent message. famous american photographer Visit Website
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10. David LaChapelle - Famous United States Photographer

David Lachapelle is quite popular for his social messages through his commercial photography. David LaChapelle was born on March 11, 1963 in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Rize.LaChapelle’s striking images have graced the covers and pages of Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone and i-D, and he has photographed diverse personalities including Tupac Shakur, Madonna, Amanda Lepore, Eminem, Philip Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Pamela Anderson, Lil’ Kim, Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Taylor, David Beckham, Paris Hilton, Jeff Koons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali, and Britney Spears. famous american photographer Visit Website

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11. Cindy Sherman - Famous USA Photographer

Cindy Sherman is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Most of her photographs are pictures of her, however, these photographs are most definitely not self-portraits. famous american photographer Visit Website

 

12. Mary Ellen Mark - Famous USA Photographer

Mary Ellen Mark is one of the most reputed and famous american photographer who is known for her advertising and black and white photography. Most of her work has been exhibited at galleries and has won several awards in her name. famous american photographer Visit Website
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13. Art Wolfe - Famous USA Photographer

Art Wolfe is an artist. He works with all of the artistic elements . . . line, form, texture, composition, light and shadow and produces visual masterpieces…”—Robert Bateman.Art Wolfe's photography career has spanned five decades, a remarkable expertise, and his passion towards environment and culture. He has worked on every continent, in hundreds of locations, and on a dazzling array of projects. famous american photographer Visit Website

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14. Sally Mann - Famous America Photographer

Sally Mann is one of the most reputed american photographers who has an eye for detail and has produced some exception images. Her photos have won her several awards like NEA,NEH and Guggenheim Foundation grants. famous american photographer Visit Website

 

15. Arnold Newman - Famous USA Photographer

“We do not take pictures with our cameras, but with our hearts and minds, so said Arnold Newman.Arnold Newman was born March 3, 1918 in New York City. He was raised and attended schools in Atlantic City, N.J. and Miami Beach, FL.A driven perfectionist with inexhaustible curiosity about people, Arnold Newman was one of the twentieth century’s greatest and most prolific photographers. famous american photographer Visit Website

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