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[fuh-tog-ruh-fer] /fəˈtɒg rə fər/
a person who takes photographs, especially one who practices photography professionally.
Origin of photographer
1840-50; photograph + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In 1872 the photographer's camera had reached a stage at which it was possible to take snapshot pictures.

    The Photoplay Hugo Mnsterberg
  • They compelled the photographer to sell them his photograph, and they all believe he is in love with them.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • My friend Jimmie, the photographer, mounted to the firing line with me and we gallivanted as much as we dared.

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • Because the picture might have been obtained from the photographer.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • I do not wonder that your excellent Uncle Richard should say ‘off with his head’ as a hint to the photographer to print it off.

British Dictionary definitions for photographer


a person who takes photographs, either as a hobby or a profession
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for photographer

1843, agent noun from photograph (v.). (Photographist also is attested from 1843).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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