This is a really well put together, comprehensive list of photography masters posted on Eric Kim Photography. The page has links to related articles, quotes and examples of work all compiled by Eric Kim.
I bookmarked this page a while ago and have used it since then as reference point as well as a source of inspiration. Eric has really done a good job compiling and editing this list and it is definitely worth spending a few hours (or weeks) on.
Check out the page on Sergio Larrain,..it's one of my personal favorites.
“Photography is a walk alone in the universe…The conventional world veils your vision, for photography you have to find a way to remove the veil.” – Sergio Larrain
link - Masters of Photography