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 473,367 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Herb Ritts is the 58th most popular photographer (down from 57th in 2019), the 3,815th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,734th in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Photographer.

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Among photographers, Herb Ritts ranks 58 out of 105Before him are Cornell Capa, Karl Blossfeldt, Cecil Beaton, Erich Salomon, Lothar Wolleh, and Manuel Álvarez Bravo. After him are Nick Ut, Sophie Calle, Willy Ronis, David Bailey, Gisèle Freund, and Étienne Carjat.

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Among people born in 1952, Herb Ritts ranks 162Before him are Roger Y. Tsien, Stewart Copeland, Jack W. Szostak, Alexander Ankvab, Ricardo Martinelli, and Salam Fayyad. After him are James Ingram, Petar Stoyanov, Jeff Fahey, Kaija Saariaho, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, and Jacques Santini. Among people deceased in 2002, Herb Ritts ranks 129Before him are André Delvaux, Eugene Odum, Grote Reber, Franjo Kuharić, Leo McKern, and Manuel Álvarez Bravo. After him are Francisco Coloane, Julio Pérez, Marion Dönhoff, Eusebio Tejera, Nikolay Rukavishnikov, and Gustaaf Deloor.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Herb Ritts ranks 3,815 out of 15,968Before him are John C. Bogle (1929), David O. Russell (1958), Clara Barton (1821), Mae Marsh (1894), Roy E. Disney (1930), and Larry Wall (1954). After him are David Boreanaz (1969), Garret Hobart (1844), Don Nelson (1940), Tuesday Weld (1943), Frederick Wiseman (1930), and Frank James (1843).

Among PHOTOGRAPHERS In United States

Among photographers born in United States, Herb Ritts ranks 17Before him are Berenice Abbott (1898), Paul Strand (1890), Nan Goldin (1953), Carl Van Vechten (1880), William Klein (1928), and Imogen Cunningham (1883). After him are F. Holland Day (1864), Helen Levitt (1913), Gertrude Käsebier (1852), Bob Guccione (1930), Wilson Bentley (1865), and Garry Winogrand (1928).