Who were the greatest photographers in history?.

Find out who were the 3 best known names in the photographic universe.

Fotografo Piktiz

Gabrielle Haiek.

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"Photographing is putting the head, the eye, and the heart on the same line"
-Henri Cartier-Bresson

Starting with the author of this quote, Henri Cartier-Bresson, or the "father of photojournalism," was one of the most well-known photographers in the world in the 1940s. Born in France on August 22nd, Henri revolutionized photography techniques and was well-known for being a street photographer, responsible for capturing various historical moments such as World War II, urbanism, and documenting events.
His passion for photography wasn't always present in his journey, as Henri began his studies in painting in France, where he lived. His talent in photography was discovered during World War II, and after realizing that his talent was evident to everyone, he founded a photography agency in 1947 and became a reference for the entire history.

Mario Testino

Born on October 30th, 1954, in Lima, Peru, Mario Testino is a fashion photographer and a global name. Testino is known for his glamorous and sensual style of photography and has worked with many of the biggest names in fashion, including Burberry, Gucci, Versace, and Vanity Fair. Testino's work has been featured in various magazines, including Vogue, GQ, and Harper's Bazaar. He has also photographed many celebrities, including Kate Moss, Madonna, and Princess Diana.

To further enrich his portfolio, in 2007, Testino received the Order of Merit from the Peruvian government for his contributions to art and culture.

Sebastião Salgado

The Brazilian born in Minas Gerais in 1944 became an icon in the photography universe for his works always being in black and white and for representing the reality of a certain society, such as groups living in wars, poverty, inequality, among other injustices. In addition to being one of the most awarded photographers of all time, practically every photography award has been given to his name.