These Are the Fashion Photographers Making Their Mark Today

When we consider the driving forces shaping the fashion industry, setting the mood, and starting new styles, we usually think of designers and tastemakers. But just about every fashion image we consume—from editorial spreads to the advertisements that saturate our day to day—are captured by fashion photographers projecting a curated aesthetic that informs things like style, mood, and the fashion industry at large.

Last century, fashion photographer legends Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Guy Bourdin, and Irving Penn reigned supreme. They paved the way for a fresh lineup of faces behind the lens at the latter half of the century—many still working today—and some new talent that has joined the fashion force since the turn of the century. So who are the masterminds behind the most iconic fashion images spread across billboards, digital screens, and the pages of magazines? Head below to see the fashion photographers who are leading the industry today.