*Photojournalists are sourced as best as we could to when they started professionally in photojournalism after college and after internships. This is not a definitive list. Few may have started as editors first. Information gathered are from photographers bios, Linkedin profiles, past published interviews or directly from photographers. Many started as photographer then went on to being great picture editors, teachers and directors of photography.
*This list is largely and intentionally American photojournalists or those who worked for American publications, photo agencies, news wires, and international photojournalists. Included are some iconic names outside of US. Some would be considered documentary photographers but their work does lean more towards photojournalism.