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Herb Ritts

1952 - 2002

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Herbert Ritts Jr. (August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion photographer and director known for his photographs of celebrities, models, and other cultural figures throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herb Ritts has received more than 542,098 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Herb Ritts is the 67th most popular photographer (down from 58th in 2019), the 4,491st most popular biography from United States (down from 3,813th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Photographer.

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Among photographers, Herb Ritts ranks 67 out of 105Before him are Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Erich Salomon, Henry Peach Robinson, Andreas Gursky, Boris Mikhailov, and William Klein. After him are Imogen Cunningham, Grete Stern, David Bailey, Heinrich Zille, Lothar Wolleh, and Lisette Model.

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Among people born in 1952, Herb Ritts ranks 206Before him are Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Neil Peart, Henry Selick, Zdeněk Nehoda, Mehmet Ali Talat, and Didier Raoult. After him are Julio Velasco, Marinho Chagas, Yasuhiko Okudera, Francesco Graziani, Don Miguel Ruiz, and Bernard Lacombe. Among people deceased in 2002, Herb Ritts ranks 151Before him are John Cocke, Julio Pérez, Xavier Montsalvatge, Lou Thesz, Chang Cheh, and B. D. Jatti. After him are Gabrielle Wittkop, Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin, Ramón Grosso, Elie Hobeika, Lolita Torres, and Eusebio Tejera.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Herb Ritts ranks 4,491 out of 18,182Before him are Beatrice Straight (1914), Dom DeLuise (1933), Dee Wallace (1948), Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893), Johnny Appleseed (1774), and Gordon Matta-Clark (1943). After him are Esther Lederberg (1922), Roderick MacKinnon (1956), J. J. Johnson (1924), Christine Jorgensen (1926), Jack Sharkey (1902), and John Stagliano (1951).

Among PHOTOGRAPHERS In United States

Among photographers born in United States, Herb Ritts ranks 16Before him are Berenice Abbott (1898), Paul Strand (1890), Carl Van Vechten (1880), Ansel Adams (1902), Nan Goldin (1953), and William Klein (1928). After him are Imogen Cunningham (1883), Wilson Bentley (1865), Spencer Tunick (1967), Gertrude Käsebier (1852), Bob Guccione (1930), and William Eggleston (1939).