A good travel photographer is known for capturing the stillness of the nature. They see a vision that no one notices or feels in the way that they feel. A good photographer’s portrait always captures an intensity, emotion, history and connection with a vision of making everything light and absolute joyful.
A photographer has a connection that breaks away the barrier of not knowing that place to seeing a beauty through their eyes. Whenever you see any travel pictures, you feel connected and happy about that place. It’s like you’re always been there even without making a trip over there.
Therefore, here is a list of top 5 photographers in the world that you would totally love to see it.
1. Pieter Hugo:
Born in 1976 in Johannesburg, Pieter Hugo is an excellent photographer whose work includes both documentary and art traditions of the African communities. Hugo’s photography deals with unique and different groups of people. Through his pictures he reveals the issues of race and injustice in South Africa.
Hugo has received many prominent awards that includes the Discovery Award at the Rencontres d’Arles Festival and the KLM Paul Huf Award in 2008, Standard Bank Young Artist Award 07 and Young Director Award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
2. Steve Mccurry:
Steve Mccurry is a well known American photographer that is universally recognised for his finest and expressive colour photography. Apart from this, he is also best known for his 1984 photograph “Afghan Girl” till to this date. Afghan girl is his iconic picture in the world that has even got its appearance in the National Geographic magazine.
3. Lee Jeffries:
Lee Jeffries story of his photography is incredibly inspired by a homeless girl that led him to take pictures of the homeless people living on the streets. His pictures tell a story of a homeless human being and with that story he also makes sure to make it timeless.
His pictures are usually black and white as he aims for capturing the essence rather than making it seem like a photographic picture. Apart from this, Lee Jeffries has also organized charity auctions that he truly works on to benefit the homeless people.
4. Jimmy Nelson:
Best known for his portraits of tribal and native peoples, Jimmy Nelson is an English photographer and a photojournalist. His biggest project to date, “Before they Pass Away” is him traveling around the world for 3 years to photograph more than 35 native tribes on his fifty year old 4×5 camera.
5. Tariq Zaidi:
A self taught photographer Tariq Zaidi is a well known travel photographer who is recently been awarded for being the All About Photo’s 2018 Photographer of the Year. His story of accomplishing such a prestigious award is something that needs to be talk and read about.
In January 2014, Tariq gave up his post as a senior corporate, to follow his dreams of becoming one of the greatest and the most respected travel portrait photographers of all time, he had only one aim and that was to capture the dignity, purity and soul of the people within the community. His images from the start of his career have always been rewarded and taken into consideration. For over 90 of his images, he has won several major international photography awards.