Top 100 photographers on the web (2017 renewed)

The "Top 100 Photographers on the web" ranking is eagerly anticipated every six months by professional photographers all around the world. The survey checks for the reach of photographers on the web by looking at each photographer’s Web Popularity Index (WPI). This index mixes the three key factors of the social web: reach, interaction with users, and external references.

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In 2017, more than 100 million fans actively follow the 100 most popular photographers (107.38 million, to be exact). In just two years, the number of fans has almost doubled, from 62.28 million in 2015 (+72.4%).

The American photographer Brandon Stanton has been untouchable at the number one spot. He is the most impressive example of visual art with mass impact in the age of the internet. Over 20 million fans follow him.

Check the results of Top 10 photographers this year.

No.1

Photographer: Brandon Stanton

Category: Streetstyle

WPI: 2.565,24

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/


No.2

Photographer: Said Mhamad

Category: Wedding

WPI: 913,81

https://www.facebook.com/SaidMhamadPhotography/


No.3

Photographer: Murad Osmann

Category: Other

WPI: 485,74

https://instagram.com/muradosmann


No.4

Photographer: Mario Testino

Category: Fashion

WPI: 485,22

http://www.mariotestino.com/


No.5

Photographer: Clark Little

Category: Other

WPI: 304,77

https://instagram.com/berlinstagram


No.6

Photographer: Chris Burkhard

Category: Travel

WPI: 295,33

http://www.chrisburkard.com/


No.7

Photographer: Steve McCurry

Category: Documentary

WPI: 274,55

http://stevemccurry.com/


No.8

Photographer: Terry Richardson

Category: Fashion

WPI: 272,17

http://www.terryrichardson.com/archive/#/vintage


No.9

Photographer: Jimmy Chin

Category: Travel

WPI: 186,33

http://www.jimmychin.com/


No.10

Photographer: Michael Schulz

Category: Streetstyle

WPI: 172,73

https://instagram.com/berlinstagram

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