Instagram first became popular among amateur photographers who lacked a platform to showcase their work. However, over the years, renowned and professional photographers from all over the globe have turned to this popular application to make their work public. Not only is it the most efficient way to exhibit their pictures, but their feeds are also a great source of inspiration for aspiring photographers everywhere.
With so much quality content up on the app, it is often difficult to keep track of who to follow and who not to follow. Hence, today, on World Photography Day, we have listed some of the best and most famous professional photographers you can follow on Instagram. Photographers, who have excelled in this art and are a class apart from the rest.
One of the top portrait photographers, Steve McCury gained first gained fame for his image The Afghan Girl. Retaining the human element in almost every picture, his Instagram feed is full of soulful portraits of people he comes across while on assignment in India, Tibet, Afghanistan and Nepal.
Pic Credits- Steve McCurry
One of the most famous photojournalists, who is known globally for his war coverage, Nachtwey’s captures are an unedited reflection of the pain and suffering of refugees and conditions in war-stricken areas.
Pic Credits- James Nachtwey
Specialising in wildlife and landscapes, his Instagram profile is filled with intriguing wildlife shots with vibrant hues. If you are even remotely interested in wildlife, you should definitely be following his account.
Pic Credits- Art Wolfe
Considered as one of the best American portrait photographers, Leibovitz is best known for her work with Hollywood’s celebrities. From first working at Rolling Stone and then at Vanity Fair, she has, during the course of her career, photographed legends.
Pic Credits- Annie Leibovitz
Winner of the IPA Landscape Photographer of the Year award for the year 2015, Max Rive is one of the best adventure and mountain photographers. One look at his breathtaking Instagram pictures and you will be definitely hitting that follow button.
Pic Credits- Max Rive
Lisbon-based photographer Rui Palha is an acclaimed street photographer who manages to capture the various nuances of streets and city life. His black and white images coupled with shadowplay have a story within them.
Pic Credits- Rui Palha
How many photographers from the above list are you currently following? Comment below and let us know.