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With 105 biographies, Photographers are the 60th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Martial Arts, Presenters, and Referees.

Pantheon has 105 people classified as photographers born between 1799 and 1968. Of these 105, 27 (25.71%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living photographers include Nobuyoshi Araki, Elliott Erwitt, and Annie Leibovitz. The most famous deceased photographers include Nadar, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Eadweard Muybridge. As of October 2020, 17 new photographers have been added to Pantheon including Peter Lindbergh, Henry Peach Robinson, and Erich Salomon.

Living Photographers

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Deceased Photographers

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Newly Added Photographers (2020)

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Most photographers were born in United States (37), France (15), and Germany (14). By city, the most common birth places were Paris (7), New York City (7), and Brooklyn (5).The most common death places of photographers were United States (33), France (17), and United Kingdom (6). By city, these were New York City (12), Paris (8), and Manhattan (2).

The earliest biographies classified as photographers in Pantheon are Julia Margaret Cameron, Hippolyte Bayard, and Titian Peale.  The concentration of photographers was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier photographers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Photographers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Photographers since 1700.

Photographers are found within the Arts domain which also includes Actors, Singers, Musicians, Film Directors, and Painters.