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Omnipresent and seemingly so natural in the smartphone era, the history of photography remains a relatively recent occurrence in comparison with the history of mankind.

Although it has been said that the technique's early stages began at the start of the 19th century, we owe its invention to Louis Daguerre in 1839. An associate of Niepce, he improved darkroom exposure time and modified the chemical elements necessary for the development of photographs. The daguerreotype was revealed to the general public on 7th January 1839 during a meeting at the French Academy of Sciences. Worldwide success was quick to follow.

Photo studios opened everywhere and the richest and most influential families at the time had their portrait taken in black and white.

Over time, the process took less and less time and the material needed less and less space. Tripods were eventually no longer necessary. In 1889, Eastman Kodak launched a portable camera with a film roll and photography took a completely new form.

Artists seized this new opportunity and art photography quickly started to develop.

The 20th century is characterised by the work of some of the most important photographers: Walker Evans, Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Raymond Depardon and of course Robert Doisneau. They succeeded incompletely transforming our vision of the world. They marked the end of one world and opened the way for another in which we could determine the contours and colours in of the world in our own unique ways. They showed us social realities and tragedies but they also immortalised the magic of Hollywood and the iconic men and women of their time.

Their successors followed in their footsteps, inspired by their unique framing and composition techniques. The creative possibilities of photography were yet again multiplied by the latest digital developments. Certain photographers maintained their steadfast love for the silver Leica cameras but many swapped them for sharper focus of reflex cameras and decided to play around in post-production to modify the photo's characteristics and final image.

Artsper's selection is representative of international photography from the 1950s to the current day. Made up of thousands of works, it covers a whole host of artistic processes, from reporting, fashion photography, contemporary documentary work, black and white photography to works which blur the lines between photography and other visual arts as well as iconic photographies and sport photographies.

Two principles can be used to guide you when choosing a work of art photography: you can choose to prioritise the diversity of artistic approaches, or to create ensembles, by buying entire series enabling you to acquire coherent monographic collections.

Whether with portraits, romantic landscapes, urban imagery, daily life or reporting events, photography ensures the faithful representation of oneself or of those around us. Amongst many others, you will find the following names in our selection of famous photographers: Liu Bolin, Li Wei, the French photographer Claude Levèque, fashion photographies by Helmut Newton, Larry Clark's polaroid, Ralph Gibson and in the Emerging artists category: Clarisse Rebotier and Thomas Subtil. You will also find the small format photographies andlarge format photographies.

Collector’s Guide: Collecting Fine Art Photographs

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Fabien Vieilletoile, Ascenseur Pédestre, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Ascenseur Pédestre, 2012
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,072

Maciej Leszczynski, Bandra Station Road #2, Photography

Maciej Leszczynski

Bandra Station Road #2, 2018
28.22 x 35.28 cm
Photography

$421

Our recommendations Camille Léage, Bus 60, Cambrai, Photography

Camille Léage

Bus 60, Cambrai, 2016
40 x 30 cm
Photography

$241

Kevin Vast, Bed Sty Do or Die #2, Photography

Kevin Vast

Bed Sty Do or Die #2, 2011
60 x 90 cm
Photography

$1,806

Linda Chapman, Lineas, Photography

Linda Chapman

Lineas, 2020
84 x 58 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$1,318

Linda Chapman, Outside In V, Photography

Linda Chapman

Outside In V, 2020
40 x 40 cm
Photography

$957

Richard Heeps, Foto Studio, Milan, 2018, Photography

Richard Heeps

Foto Studio, Milan, 2018, 2019
61 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$691

Richard Heeps, Best Choice in Downtown, Photography

Richard Heeps

Best Choice in Downtown, 2016
61 x 75 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$830

Richard Heeps, Tram (square), Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Tram (square), Lambrate, Milan, 2019
61 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$691

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection 'Red Recording', Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection 'Red Recording', 2017
48 x 48 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$558

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection 'R7', Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection 'R7', 2020
48 x 48 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$558

Alain Longeaud, Chien andalou, Photography

Alain Longeaud

Chien andalou, 1975
65 x 50 cm
Photography

$1,445

Lionel le Jeune, Boulangerie la Nuit, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Boulangerie la Nuit, 2020
50 x 75 x 0.5 cm
Photography

$662

Patrick Blanc, Bridge New York, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Bridge New York, 2019
90 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

$1,686

Patrick Blanc, Venise Morning III, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Venise Morning III, 2017
120 x 80 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,167

Patrick Blanc, Venise Morning, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Venise Morning, 2017
120 x 80 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,408

Barry Cawston, Level 7, Photography

Barry Cawston

Level 7, 2018
100 x 120 x 2 cm
Photography

$3,279

Barry Cawston, Petrol pumps, Photography

Barry Cawston

Petrol pumps, 2018
60 x 150 x 2 cm
Photography

$2,721

Patrick Blanc, Venise Morning II, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Venise Morning II, 2017
80 x 120 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,167

Patrick Blanc, Edinburgh, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Edinburgh, 2017
120 x 80 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,167

Fabien Vieilletoile, Building reflexion, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Building reflexion, 2012
69 x 105 x 3 cm
Photography

$831

Barry Cawston, Dismaland : The Revolution Will Be Live, Photography

Barry Cawston

Dismaland : The Revolution Will Be Live, 2019
75 x 90 x 2 cm
Photography

$1,884

Barry Cawston, Hip Hop, Photography

Barry Cawston

Hip Hop, 2018
100 x 120 x 2 cm
Photography

$3,279

Barry Cawston, The perfect fish and chips, Photography

Barry Cawston

The perfect fish and chips, 2019
75 x 90 x 2 cm
Photography

$2,442

Barry Cawston, America, Photography

Barry Cawston

America, 2018
75 x 90 x 2 cm
Photography

$2,721

Barry Cawston, Dismaland : The Pleasure Dome, Photography

Barry Cawston

Dismaland : The Pleasure Dome, 2019
75 x 90 x 2 cm
Photography

$1,884

Fabien Vieilletoile, Carrefour, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Carrefour, 2012
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,186

Fabien Vieilletoile, The puddle, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

The puddle, 2012
105 x 69 x 3 cm
Photography

$831

Fabien Vieilletoile, The jag, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

The jag, 2012
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,072

Fabien Vieilletoile, Le gri gri, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Le gri gri, 2012
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,072

Fabien Vieilletoile, Out of focus, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Out of focus, 2012
90 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,072

Fabien Vieilletoile, Double roof, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Double roof, 2013
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,072

Fabien Vieilletoile, Traffic jam, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Traffic jam, 2013
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,072

Fabien Vieilletoile, Around the corner, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Around the corner, 2012
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,072

Fabien Vieilletoile, Walking down the street, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Walking down the street, 2012
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,072

Teddy Marks, Night Flight LA, Photography

Teddy Marks

Night Flight LA, 2015
45.56 x 120 cm
Photography

$1,686

Jacinto Santamaria, Tree, Photography

Jacinto Santamaria

Tree, 2020
59.4 x 84 cm
Photography

$1,204

Anna Levesh, Architectural Extract N.10 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Architectural Extract N.10 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
100 x 75 x 1 cm
Photography

$3,010

Anna Levesh, Tender Age, Photography

Anna Levesh

Tender Age, 2020
81 x 110 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,288

Barry Cawston, Coloured silos, Photography

Barry Cawston

Coloured silos, 2017
84 x 250 x 2 cm
Photography

$5,582

Clément Reisky, Négatif 6, Photography

Clément Reisky

Négatif 6, 2013
60 x 90 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,040

Roman Koenig, Mémoire d'Egypte, Photography

Roman Koenig

Mémoire d'Egypte, 2015
90 x 60 x 2 cm
Photography

$1,445

Dasha Pears, Parts (Me and Myself), Photography

Dasha Pears

Parts (Me and Myself), 2017
70 x 70 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$1,144

Dasha Pears, Loop, Photography

Dasha Pears

Loop, 2017
70 x 70 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$1,144

Anna Levesh, Ville Lumière #4, Photography

Anna Levesh

Ville Lumière #4, 2015
90 x 120 x 1 cm
Photography

$3,010

Anna Levesh, Ville Lumière #3, Photography

Anna Levesh

Ville Lumière #3, 2015
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,167

Anna Levesh, Ville Lumière #2, Photography

Anna Levesh

Ville Lumière #2, 2015
90 x 120 x 1 cm
Photography

$3,010

Anna Levesh, Ville Lumière #1, Photography

Anna Levesh

Ville Lumière #1, 2015
90 x 120 x 1 cm
Photography

$3,010

Anna Levesh, Itineraries - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Itineraries - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

$1,806

Anna Levesh, Architectural Extract N.19 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Architectural Extract N.19 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,288

Anna Levesh, Architectural Extract N.21 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Architectural Extract N.21 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
100 x 75 x 1 cm
Photography

$3,491

Anna Levesh, Echo - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Echo - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,288

Anna Levesh, Architectural Extract N.16 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Architectural Extract N.16 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,288

Anna Levesh, Architectural Extract N.15 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Architectural Extract N.15 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
75 x 100 x 1 cm
Photography

$3,491

Anna Levesh, Tour de Manège #2 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Tour de Manège #2 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,288

Anna Levesh, Architectural Extract N.11 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Architectural Extract N.11 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
72 x 54 x 1 cm
Photography

$1,926

Anna Levesh, Architectural Extract N.9 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Architectural Extract N.9 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
97.1 x 80 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,889

Anna Levesh, Architectural Extract N.4 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Architectural Extract N.4 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,288

Anna Levesh, Architectural Extract N.3 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Architectural Extract N.3 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
99.6 x 79 x 1 cm
Photography

$3,010

Anna Levesh, Architectural Extract N.2 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Architectural Extract N.2 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
57 x 76 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,288

Anna Levesh, Paradigm - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Paradigm - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
83.4 x 66 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,288

Anna Levesh, Architectural Extract N.1 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Architectural Extract N.1 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

$2,288

Anna Levesh, Shadow migration under Parasol #1 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Shadow migration under Parasol #1 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
100 x 75 x 1 cm
Photography

$3,010

Anna Levesh, Lux in Tenebris, Photography

Anna Levesh

Lux in Tenebris, 2020
57 x 62 x 1 cm
Photography

$1,565

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