Richard Avedon was an iconic photographer whose most famous works were shot for Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Life. An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century."
Michael Dweck's Mermaids Under series is a maginificent series. It explores women in their most natural form interacting with the water surrounding them imitating the lives of mermaids. You can read a lovely synopsis of the series or you can purchase the book online. He also has a related series called Mermaids Over. If you get a chance, check out his entire portfolio.