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

The 55 Best Photographers of All Time: Nos. 20 to 16

[caption id="attachment_540045" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Image courtesy US Library of Congress"]The 55 Best Photographers of All Time Walker Evans[/caption]

20 Walker Evans (1893-1975)
American documentary photographer and journalist who recorded poverty-stricken sharecropper families during the Depression era and everyday subjects in a clear, poetic style.

[caption id="attachment_540044" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Erwitt, speaking recently to the BBC"]The 55 Best Photographers of All Time Elliot Erwitt[/caption]

19 Elliot Erwitt (born 1928)
Paris-born photographer and member of the Magnum agency, best known for his witty and ironic street pictures, shots of people in museums, and dogs.

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18 William Eggleston (born 1939)
American photographer whose 'snapshot' style elevated the everyday to the extraordinary and whose saturated 'dye-transfer' prints helped colour photography become an accepted art-form.

[caption id="attachment_540042" align="aligncenter" width="587" caption="This image is taken within milliseconds of ignition of a nuclear explosive detonated, and shot with the Rapatronic camera developed by Harold Edgerton in the 1940s / Federal Government of the United States"]The 55 Best Photographers of All Time Harold Edgerton[/caption]

17 Harold Edgerton (1903-1990)
Scientist, inventor of the first electronic flash and creator of revolutionary high-speed flash photographs, including a famous shot of a bullet passing through an apple.

[caption id="attachment_540041" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="Grab from Duffy's official website, duffyphotographer.com"]The 55 Best Photographers of All Time Brian Duffy[/caption]

16 Brian Duffy (1933-2010)
Highly-regarded fashion, advertising and portrait photographer who shot David Bowie's iconic Aladdin Sane cover and the imaginative and surreal Benson & Hedges poster campaigns of the 1970s.

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