Sebastiao Salgado (b.1944) was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Before becoming a photographer, Salgado made a career as an economist, having earned his MA and PhD in economics.
Abelardo Morell (b. 1948) was born in Havana, Cuba. His family fled to New York City when he was a teenager.
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902 – 2002) was a Mexican artistic photographer and one of the most important figures in 20th century Latin American photography.
Robert Frank (1924 - 2019) was a photographer and documentary filmmaker. He began studying and working in commercial photography in 1941.
Julius Shulman (1910-2009) was born in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in Connecticut and Los Angeles.
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was an American landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West.
Edwin Hale Lincoln (1848 - 1938) was an American nature photographer and veteran of the Civil War.
Diane Arbus (1923-1971) photographed marginalized groups and highlighted the importance of proper representation of all people.
Lewis Hine (1874 - 1940) was born in Oshkosh, Washington. Hine was a sociology teacher and social photographer at the New York Ethical Culture Fieldston Preparatory School.
Helen Levitt (1913 - 2009), born in Brooklyn, New York, was a photographer, film editor and film director.
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Michael Kenna (b.1953) is an English photographer best known for high-contrast landscape photography.