Outstanding Documentary and Art Photographers You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Here’s a list of links you should bookmark if you’re looking for outstanding photographers to check out every now and then for inspiration.

Inspiration and ideas for creative projects sometimes don’t come easy, even for the most prolific photographers of today. This is most likely why many of us find it helpful to look at what the master photographers of past and present have done, not to copy their finest work, but to help realize our own talents, inclinations, and creative visions. We need all the resources we can get: photo books, zines, online publications, portrfolio sites, and blogs. Surely, all of us keep a running list of links of photographers who we find inspirational. Well, allow us to add over 350 more to your list.

We recently came across a Reddit thread with French photographer Antoine Bruy‘s whopping list of photographers and their links. Called, “Good food for hungry eyes,” the list includes some esteemed and renowned photographers (Alec Soth, Stephen Shore, Trent Parke, Dorothea Lange, Richard Mosse, Arthur Tress, and Sally Mann), but they are most likely new to those who are just getting started with photography. The rest may be unfamiliar to most of us, which is why we want our readers to join us in checking out this impressive list.

Redditor Ornate_Giant also made a list of their Instagram accounts, in case you want to follow them there as well. Have fun browsing, and you’re welcome!

@Andrew Phelps

@Anton Kusters

@Brice Bischoff

@Emile Hyperion Dubuisson

@Eva Leitolf (No works yet)

@Greg Girard

@Brodbeck & de Barbuat

@Mitch Epstein

@Nadav Kander

@Nicolai Howalt

@Pieter Ten Hoopen

@Alec Soth

@Simon Roberts

@Pieter Hugo (No works yet)

@Rafal Milach

@Roger Ballen

@Simon Norfolk

@Yann Gross

@Corey Arnold

@Jaap Scheeren

@Albrecht Tubke

@Richard Mosse

@Shane Lavalette

@Lucas Foglia

@Bryan Schutmaat

@Christopher Rodriguez

@Mustafah Abdulaziz

@Richard Renaldi

@Paul Kooiker

@Tamas Dezso

@Henk Wildschut

@Dana Lixenberg

@Peter Bialorbzeski

@Thomas Jackson

@Arnau Blanch

@Wenxin Zhang

@Natalie Krick

@Max Pinckers

@Ilan Godfrey

@Benjamin Rasmussen

@Rob Hornstra

@Juan Madrid

@Anne Rearick

@Andre Cepeda

@Eva Stenram

@Fabrice Fouillet

@David Chancelor

@Daniel Shea

@Jon Tonks

@Ben Huff

@Will Steacy

@Dirk Braeckman

@Ilona Szwarc

@Alejandro Chaskielberg

@Peter van Agtnael

@Mathieu Bernard-Reymond

@Rob Stephenson

@Lydia Panas

@Tim Richmond

@Brandon Thibodeaux

@Paul Rousteau

@David Hilliard

@Fred Herzog

@Christine Osinski

@Curran Hatleberg

@Yurian Quintanas Nobel

@Karolina Karlic

@Kalpesh Lathigra (Private)

@Andrew Moore

@Claire Beckett

@Leo Delafontaine

@Andrew Miksys

@Paul d’Amato

@Ryan McGinley

@Julie Blackmon

@Yaakov Israel

@Sian Davey

@Johan Willner

@Maja Daniels

@Neil A White

@Massimo Vitali

@Gregory Halpern

@Ben Lowy

@Ohad Matalon (No works yet)

@Lucy Levene (Private)

@James Rawlings

@Sarah Pickering

@Viktoria Sorochinski

@Rose Marie Cromwell

@Jan Kempenaers

@Jason Larkin

@Jo Metson Scott

@Guy Martin

@Alvaro Deprit

@Jan Banning

@Lauren Marsolier

@Jesse Chehak

@Brea Souders

@Andrejs Strokins

@Erik Johnson

@McNair Evans

@Lee Grant

@Vasantha Yogananthan

@Walker Pickering

@TJ Proechel

@Carolyn Drake

@Thomas Chene

@Greg Miller

@Rosalind Fox Solomon (<— Very endearing)

@Susan Lipper (Private)

@Josef Hoflehner

@Trine Sondergaard

@Marc Wilson

@Lindsay D’Addato

@Thomas Mailaender

@Marcos Lopez

@Angela Strassheim

@Marcus DeSienno (Private)

@Jonno Rattman

@Stephen Shore

@Christian Patterson

@Janet Delaney

@Patricia Escriche

@Soham Gupta

@Michael Siarek

@Jeannie Abert

@Julien Lombardi

@Mark Mahaney

@Matthew Genitempo

@Ignacio Navas

@An-My Le (Private)

@Charles Delcourt

@Cedric Dubus

@Diego Saldiva

@Celine Clanet

@Christopher Anderson

@Marc Asnin

@Mathieu Asselin

@Jesus Madrinan

@Joanna Piotrowska

@Ernest Protasiewicz

@Laurent Kronental

@Kristine Potter

@David Harriman

@Scott Dalton

@Ed Templeton

@David De Beyter

@Stephan Vanfleteren

@Damian Daufresne

@Raymond Meeks

@Mona Kugn

@David Magnusson

@Jim Goldberg

@Wouter Van de Voorde

@Matt Black

@Cutris Mann

@Ken Schles

@Jurgen Nefzger

@Teito Mouraz

@Jan Brykczynski

@Keith Yahrling

@Thomas Prior

@Zhang Xiao

@Sebastian Collett

@Aras Gokten

@Karolin Kluppel

@Karoliina Paatos

@Sage Sohier

@Aaron Vincent Elkaim

@Annie Flanagan

@Linda Forsell

@Jane Hilton

@Elin Hoyland

@Thomas Van Den Driessche

@Guillaume Simoneau

@Israel Arino

@Charles Freger

@Yushinori Mizutani

@Juan Manuel Castro Prieto

@Larry Fink

@Frederik Brenner

@Daniel Coburn (Private)

@Juuso Westerlund

@Shane Rocheleau

@Rich Gilligan

@Drew Nikonowicz

@David Favrod

@Olivier Lovey

@Vincent Fournier

@Inka & Niklas

@Brian Ulrich

@Jack Davison

@Dru Donovan (Private)

@Dave Jordano

@Nick Hannes

@Richard Rothman

@Jan Hoek

@Amy Elkins (Private)

@Martin Perlaki

@Polly Tootal

@Thomas Rousset

@Nikita Shokhov

@Rory Hamovit

@Dayanita Singh

@Andrea Buzzichelli

@Molly Landreth

@Graham Miller

@Daniel Everett

@David Moore

@Simona Ghizzoni

@Victoria Hely-Hutchinson

@Laura Pannack

@Peter Brown

@Melanie Eclare

@David Fathi

@Benoit Jeannet

@Brian Finke

@Philippe Grollier (No works yet)

@Jacob Aue Sobol

@Awoiska Van Der Molen

@Annabel Oosteweeghel

@Ben Alper

@Alinka Echeverria

@Katrin Koenning

@Weronika Gesicka

@Yelena Yemchuk