10 world-famous portrait photographers
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Portrait photography is not so much the shooting of a person as the transmission of his emotions and feelings through photography. And in order to make a really good portrait, you need to love people, be able to interact with them and catch that very moment.
We present the 10 best photographers who have achieved excellence in this business and create the most impressive portraits of people from all over the world.
Steve McCurry is one of the most famous and brilliant photographers of our time. Many fans of photography know him as the author of a single picture of an Afghan girl.
However, Steve has not just the most recognizable National Geographic cover, but also hundreds of other fascinating shots, more than a dozen published books and countless exhibitions around the world.
One day, when Lee Jeffries was walking through the streets of London before filming a marathon, a homeless girl caught his attention. He wanted to take a picture unnoticed, but the girl saw him and started screaming. Jeffries wanted to run away, but instead he crossed the road, spoke to her and took a few more shots.
Now his pictures of homeless people are famous all over the world.
Photographer Jimmy Nelson travels the world — from Chukotka to Papua New Guinea, meets representatives of small nations and makes fantastic photo sketches about their everyday life.
His project, which is called "Before they Disappear", reveals all the diversity of cultures and nationalities that many have not even heard of.
French self-taught photographer Rean is known for his portraits of people from Rajasthan and Cuba, but his biggest passion is people from Vietnam.
"Vietnam is a paradise for photographers. A safe country, exceptional light. And 54 ethnic groups that have significant differences," says Rean.
He is undoubtedly one of the best portraitists in the world.
Photographer Eric Lafforgue travels around the planet, shooting reports for popular travel magazines around the world, and along the way collects his collection of photographs of the "Face of the Earth".
His stories about photographed people are fascinating, and his portraits reflect real emotions.
During his travels, photographer Manuel Librodo encountered a wide variety of faces.
The riot of colors and exciting moments so impressed him that he decided to share them with everyone by capturing them on camera.
Photos do not just tell a story, but are real masterpieces.
Humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristin travels the world and takes pictures of the unbearably cruel conditions of modern slavery.
She shows viewers soul-grabbing photos of miners in the Congo, bricklayers in Nepal and many others from the 27 million poor people enslaved around the world.
David Lazar is a travel photographer from Brisbane.
He is always in pursuit of the brightest moments of life, and his favorite shooting location is Brazil.
In 2014, he won the title of Best Culture Photographer at Garuda Airways.
Photographer Joel Santos is able to masterfully convey all the feelings of the heroes of his pictures.
It seems that the person in the portrait will now continue to speak or move.
Phil Borges only takes pictures of people. He studies the culture of nationalities on the verge of extinction.
In his photographs we see the inhabitants of the world, in relation to which we traditionally use the cliche "third world countries", "small nations", "disadvantaged" or simply "developing states".
His photographs of Tibetan refugees are unique and open the eyes of the world to existing problems.