Iconic and Influential Photos Taken by Female Photographers

In line with International Women’s Day, here’s a gallery of some of the iconic and influential photos taken by famous female photographers.


Cindy Sherman

There are photographers whose images sell well, and then there’s Cindy Sherman. This American photography icon is known for her many guises and their influence on the way women are represented, and for taking two of the most expensive photographs ever sold.

Images via TrendStop, Flickr and Pop Photo

Read more about Cindy Sherman here.


Martine Franck

Belgian photographer Martine Franck is the second spouse of the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson and a renowned Magnum photographer on her own right. She is best known for her poignant and intimate portraits of the poor, the marginalized, and the elderly from the different parts of the globe.

Images via Magnum Photos

Read more about Martine Franck here.


Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer most known for her intimate and often controversial photos of celebrities, most especially during her stint in the Rolling Stones magazine.

Images via jimlind.com and gierek.com

Read more about Annie Leibovitz here.


Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was a relative stranger to the photography community — having kept her body of work entirely to herself throughout her most of her lifetime — until in 2011, when a man named John Maloof discovered her brilliance after purchasing a box of her films and print. Since then, her photographs have been thrust into the spotlight, and Maier has gone from an unknown status into being celebrated as one of the most insightful street photographers in history.

Images via the Maloof Collection

Read more about Vivian Maier here.

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