Photographers whose names you must know

What makes the photographer famous? Decades spent in the profession, famous logotype, acquired or invaluable experience? No, only his photographs make a photographer famous. The list of the most famous photographers in the world consists of people who have a bright individuality, attention to detail, high professionalism. After all, it is not enough just to be in the right place at the right time, you still need to be able to correctly reflect what is happening. Being a good photographer is not easy, not to mention the professional level. We want to introduce you to the greatest classics of photography and examples of their work.


Ansel Adams

"What the photographer is able to see, and what he saw - to say, has much more importance than the quality of technical equipment ..." (Ansel Adams)


Ansel Adams (Ansel Easton Adams, February 20, 1902 - April 22, 1984) is an American photographer, best known for his black and white photographs of the American West. Ansel Adams, on the one hand, was gifted with a subtle artistic feel, on the other - he possessed impeccably the technique of photography. His photos are full of almost epic power. They combine the features of symbolism and magical realism, inspire the impression of "the first days of Creation." In the course of his life, he created more than 40,000 photographs and participated in more than 500 exhibitions around the world.

Yusuf Karsh

"If you look at my portraits, you will learn something more depicted on them if they help you understand your feelings about someone whose work has left a mark in your brain - if you look at a photo and say: "Yes, it's him" and at the same time you learn something new about a person - this is a really good portrait " (Yusuf Karsh)


Yousuf Karsh, (December 23, 1908 - July 13, 2002) - Canadian photographer of Armenian origin, one of the masters of portrait photography. During his lifetime, he portrays 12 US presidents, 4 Pope Romanesque, all British Prime Ministers, Soviet leaders - Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev, as well as Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Bernard Shaw and Eleanor Roosevelt.

In fact, the list of the largest photographers is quite large, and these are just some of them.