pho·​tog·​ra·​pher | \ fə-ˈtä-grə-fər How to pronounce photographer (audio) \

Definition of photographer

: one who practices photography especially : one who makes a business of taking photographs

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Examples of photographer in a Sentence

He worked for the magazine as a fashion photographer. we'll need to choose a photographer for the wedding
Recent Examples on the Web Thackrey was not only a winemaker, but also an accomplished photographer, a professional art dealer, a polyglot who spoke seven languages and a kind of philosopher. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 May 2022 Some of their hyperrealistic designs are recreations of family photos, influential film stills, or inspired by the iconic Chinese photographer, Ren Hang. Angela Qian, Vogue, 27 May 2022 While Cannes is forever hectic, for someone like Ungano, who has worked as an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, creative director and visual storyteller, the assignment is almost always creatively rejuvenating. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2022 Antoine d’Agata is a French photographer, film director and member of Magnum Photos. New York Times, 24 May 2022 The image, from photographer by Sophy Holland, photo director Jennifer Dorn and creative director Raul Aguila, was part of a vibrant series of photographs of several women comedians. Meredith Woerner, Variety, 23 May 2022 Brandt is an English photographer, a graduate of St, Martin’s School of Art, who began his career as a successful music video director for such artists as Michael Jackson, Jewel, Moby and XTC. Tom Teicholz, Forbes, 19 May 2022 The climb was inspired by a single black-and-white photo taken by the late aerial photographer and mountaineer Bradford Washburn, which captivated Wilkinson. Anna Callaghan, Outside Online, 17 May 2022 Bruce, a photographer, environmentalist, and practicing Buddhist, left no note. Eleanor Cummins, The New Republic, 16 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of photographer

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Photographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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