The Most Influential Photojournalists of All Time You Should Know

In photojournalism, the photo is everything. It can either make or break a story, and these photos are some of the best in 2021. The photojournalists on this list have captured moments that will never be forgotten and changed history forever with their work. This article is all about photojournalists- who they are, what they do, and why it matters to our society today.


Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White was one of the world’s first photojournalists. Her photojournalism career began in 1928, when she ventured into an industrial town to shoot a story on its factory conditions. She noticed that no female photojournalists had covered this type of story before, and as the only photojournalist at the time (other than her husband), she went back to New York City and pitched the idea to magazines. Bourke-White was able to rise quickly in her photojournalism career by building up a reputation for being tough and fearless, even when it came to capturing images of racism or anti-Semitism.

Margaret Bourke-White was a Pulitzer Prize winning American photographer and one of the first female photojournalists in America. She is best known for her photograph “Death on the Ganges”, taken during extreme flooding near Varanasi, India which would later be seen as symbolic of poverty around the world.

Margaret Bourke- White was an award-winning american journalist who took iconic photos that represented famine all over the globe and became one of few women to take actionable news photography at that time period when it had been largely dominated by men.

Margaret Bourke-White set out on an unlikely journey into photography and sociology, where she exposed racial inequality through her lens; thereby helping to shape American democracy for generations.

Robert Capa

Robert Capa is an iconic photojournalist with a photojournalism career spanning the better part of … Read the rest