50 Most Famous Portraits of All Time

Taking a portrait photo has always been both, a hard and easy task, as it depends upon several factors. But, if you see photos that are famous in history you will surely say they are pretty easy.

But, in real it takes good amount of work which defines a portrait to be renowned, apart from those angles, all famous portraits below are uncommon. Basic things like – lighting, intense eye to eye contact and a much more needed confidence to ask a person for a portrait shot is not easy at all.

In this article we, showcase the most famous portraits that stunned so many people at once. This list contains some of the most historical brilliance and flavour of past decades. We hope you enjoy this collection.

1.  Afghan Girl

Afghan Girl

2. Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh


3. Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus


4. Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin


5. Man Ray

Man Ray


6. Eve Arnold

Eve Arnold


7. Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

8. Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange

9. Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon


10. Woody Allen

Woody Allen

11. Joe McNally

Joe McNally


12. Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton


13. Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

14. Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry


15.Phillipe Halsman

Phillipe Halsman


16. Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

17. Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz


18. Gertrude Käsebier

Gertrude Käsebier


19. Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

20. Gregory Heisler

Gregory Heisler


21. Antonin Kratochvil

Antonin Kratochvil


22. Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

23. Peter Hurley

Peter Hurley


24. Mary-Ellen Mark

Mary-Ellen Mark


25. Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

26. Angus McBean

Angus McBean


27. Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

28. Herb Ritts

Herb Ritts


29. Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

30. Francesco Scavullo

Francesco Scavullo


31. Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

32. Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman


33. Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

34. Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

35. Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

36. Bono


37. Al Capone

Al Capone

38. Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

39. Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

40. Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

41. Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

42. Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

43. Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

44. Marie Curie

Marie Curie

45. His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

46. Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

47. Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

48. Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

49. Bette Davis

Bette Davis

50. Miles Davis

Miles Davis

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