The 55 best photographers of all time. In the history of the world. Ever. Definitely.

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Nos. 45 to 41

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45 Martin Parr (born 1952)
Documentary photographer whose often acerbic, often darkly humorous images (as shown in books such as The Last Resort and Small World) offer a critical view of contemporary culture.

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time Simon Norfolk

44 Simon Norfolk (born 1963)
Passionately political British documentary and landscape photographer who has focused his 'forensic' attention on the aftermath of war in Afghanistan and Bosnia, and genocide in Rwanda.

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43 Arnold Newman (1918-2006)
Known as the 'father of environmental photography', Newman preferred to shoot in the subject's home or workplace and use their surroundings to give additional insight into their personality.

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42 James Nachtwey (born 1948)
Multi award-winning American photojournalist, famous for his unflinchingly honest images of war in Iraq, the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia and the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.

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41 Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989)
Mapplethorpe was both praised and criticised in his brief but prolific career and is now best remembered for meticulously lit and sensual flower studies and sexually explicit male nudes.

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