PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS
THE 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
October 2005
Photo Editor: Jeanine Fijol

In an online poll conducted earlier this year, we asked our readers to name the most influential living photographers. The 25 you selected are listed below‑in strictly alphabetical order. These 25 photographers are mentors, teachers, role models. They have forged new techniques, explored new subjects, and taken photography into new, provocative or exciting territory. As a tribute to these influential masters, we invited portrait photographers to photograph artists who had influenced them. Other photographers were proud to share portraits with us that they have had the privilege of shooting in the past. Portraits and self‑portraits of all 25 of these influential photographers can be found this month on our Web site, <wwwpdnonline.com>.


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Mary Ellen Mark, photographed for PDN by Shannon Fagan

Philip‑Lorca diCorcia
William Eggleston
Elliott Erwitt
Robert Frank
Lee Friedlander
Nan Goldin
Andreas Gursky
Nadav Kander
Josef Koudelka
David LaChapelle
Annie Leibovitz
Jay Maisel
Sally Mann
Mary Ellen Mark
James Nachtwey
Arnold Newman
Martin Parr
Irving Penn
Eugene Richards
Terry Richardson
Sebastião Salgado
Cindy Sherman
Joel Sternfeld
Mario Testino
Albert Watson

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