pho·​tog·​ra·​pher fə-ˈtä-grə-fər How to pronounce photographer (audio)
: one who practices photography
especially : one who makes a business of taking photographs

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
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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photographer was in 1841

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“Photographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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