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Photography

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.



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price,500 facet,10503*Artworks by best-selling artists|icon-bestsellers*bestsellers facet,10503*Oeuvres d’artistes best sellers|icon-bestsellers*bestsellers facet,10503*Werke von Bestseller-Künstlern|icon-bestsellers*werke-von-kunstlern-bestseller facet,10503*Obras de los artistas más vendidos|icon-bestsellers*obras-de-los-artistas-mas-vendidos price,501:1000 facet,10500*Werke von aufstrebenden Künstlern|icon-youngtalents*werke-von-jungen-kunstlern facet,10500*Oeuvres d'artistes émergents|icon-youngtalents*jeunes-talents facet,10500*Young Talents|icon-youngtalents*youngtalents facet,10500*Obras de artistas emergentes|icon-youngtalents*obras-de-artistas-emergentes facet,10500*Werke aufstrebender Künstler|icon-youngtalents*werke-von-jungen-kunstlern category,6*Peinture*peinture category,6*Gemälde*gemalde category,6*Painting*painting category,6*Pintura*pintura facet,1629*Abstract*abstract facet,1629*Abstraite*abstraite facet,1629*abstrakt*abstrakt facet,1629*abstracto*abstracto facet,8259*Nos recommandations|icon-recommendations*recommandations facet,8259*Our recommendations|icon-recommendations*recommendations facet,8259*Nuestras recomendaciones|icon-recommendations*nuestras-recomendaciones facet,8259*unsere Empfehlungen|icon-recommendations*unsere-empfehlungen price,1001:5000 facet,10497*Artworks by famous artists|icon-masterpieces*masterpieces facet,10497*Oeuvres d'artistes célèbres|icon-masterpieces*artistes-celebres facet,10497*Werke berühmter Künstler|icon-masterpieces*werke-beruhmter-kunstler facet,10497*Obras de artistas famosos|icon-masterpieces*obras-de-artistas-famosos facet,8274*Moyen (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)|medium*moyen facet,8274*Moyen (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)*moyen facet,8274*Moyen (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)|medium*moyen facet,8277*Grand (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)*grand facet,8277*Grand (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)|large*grand facet,8277*Grand (\u003c 80 x 80 inch)|large*grand facet,1635*Straßenkunst*street-art facet,1635*Street art*street-art facet,1635*arte callejero*arte-callejero category,5*Skulptur*skulptur category,5*Sculpture*sculpture category,5*Escultura*escultura facet,1686*Pop Art*pop-art facet,1686*Pop-Art*pop-art facet,1686*Arte pop*arte-pop category,9*Fotografie*fotografie category,9*Photographie*photographie category,9*Fotografía*fotografia category,9*Photography*photography facet,1671*Naturaleza*naturaleza facet,1671*Nature*nature facet,1671*Natur*natur facet,1671*Landscape*nature facet,1671*Paysage*nature price,1000:501 facet,1644*Portrait*portrait facet,1644*Porträt*portrat facet,1644*Retrato*retrato facet,1641*Nus*nus facet,1641*Akt*akte facet,1641*Nude*nude facet,1641*desnudos*desnudos facet,1827*Portrait|portrait*orientation-portrait facet,1827*Portrait*orientation-portrait facet,1827*Retrato*orientation-retrato facet,1827*Retrato|portrait*orientation-retrato facet,1827*Hochformat|portrait*orientation-portrat category,23*Fine Art Drawings*drawing category,23*Dibujo*dibujo category,23*Dessin*dessin category,23*Zeichnung*zeichnung facet,8277*Large (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)|large*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 80 x 80 inch)|large*large category,15*Print*print category,15*Druck*editionen category,15*Edition*edition category,15*Edición*edicion facet,8301*Special offers|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Special Offers|icon-promotions*vergunstigte-werke facet,8301*Oeuvres en promotion|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Trabajos en promoción|icon-promotions*trabajos-en-promocion facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*tres-grand facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)*tres-grand facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*tres-grand facet,1830*Paisaje|landscape*orientation-paisaje facet,1830*Paysage|landscape*orientation-paysage facet,1830*Landscape|landscape*orientation-landscape facet,1830*Paysage*orientation-paysage facet,1830*Landschaft|landscape*orientation-landschaft facet,1674*Everyday life*everyday-life facet,1674*Scène de vie*scene-de-vie facet,1674*Escena de la vida*escena-de-la-vida facet,1674*Etchleben*etchleben facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)|medium*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)|medium*medium facet,1680*Animaux*animaux facet,1680*Animal*animal facet,1680*Tier*tier facet,1680*Animales*animales facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 50 x 50 cm)*petit facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 50 x 50 cm)|small*petit facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 20 x 20 inch)|small*petit facet,1668*Noir et blanc*noir-et-blanc facet,1668*Black and white*black-and-white facet,1668*Schwarz und weiß*schwarz-und-weiss facet,1668*Blanco y negro*blanco-y-negro facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)*very-large facet,1650*Urban Landscape*urban-landscape facet,1650*Paysage urbain*paysage-urbain facet,1650*Paisaje urbano*paisaje-urbano facet,1650*Städtische Landschaft*stadtische-landschaft facet,1632*Architecture*architecture facet,1632*Arquitectura*arquitectura facet,1632*Die Architektur*die-architektur facet,1659*Floral*floral facet,1659*Flore*flore facet,1659*Flora*flora facet,1659*Flores*flores price,5001:10000 price,50001 facet,1692*Géométrique*geometrique facet,1692*Geometric*geometric facet,1692*Geometrisch*geometrisch facet,1692*Geometría*geometria price,10001:25000 facet,1656*Graphique*graphique facet,1656*Graphic*graphic facet,1656*Gráfico*grafico facet,1656*Grafik*grafik facet,12*Black|050002*black facet,12*noir|050002*noir facet,12*schwarz|050002*schwarz facet,12*negro|050002*negro facet,42*Red|FC2912*red facet,42*Rouge|FC2912*rouge facet,42*Rojo|FC2912*rojo facet,42*rot|FC2912*rot price,25001:50000 facet,30*bleu foncé|0707BD*bleu-fonce facet,30*Dark blue|0707BD*dark-blue facet,30*Dunkelblau|0707BD*dunkelblau facet,30*azul oscuro|0707BD*azul-oscuro facet,8268*Très petit (\u003c 25 x 25 cm)|very-small*tres-petit
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Our recommendations Charlotte Abramow, Claire et le Lit Bleu, Photography

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Claire et le Lit Bleu, 2017
50 x 40 cm
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Yevgeniy Repiashenko, Asphodel, Photography

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Richard Heeps, Chevy at the Diner, Bisbee, Arizona, Photography

Richard Heeps

Chevy at the Diner, Bisbee, Arizona, 2001
61 x 93 x 0.1 cm
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€840

Feng Hatat, Tamago 3, Photography

Feng Hatat

Tamago 3, 2014
50 x 40 x 1 cm
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€600 €540

Lionel le Jeune, Per qualche dollaro in più, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Per qualche dollaro in più, 2021
49 x 70 x 0.5 cm
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€850

Pierre Terrasson, Route 66 (Série), Photography

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Route 66 (Série), 1993
60 x 90 cm
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Sven Pfrommer, The Beach VII, Photography

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The Beach VII, 2015
50 x 150 x 4 cm
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Our recommendations JR, Clichy Sous Bois, Photography

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Heidler & Heeps, Tape Collection 'AILA Blue', Photography

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Tape Collection 'AILA Blue', 2021
60 x 94 x 5 cm
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€840

Thierry Genay, Myrtille et assiette, Photography

Thierry Genay

Myrtille et assiette, 2017
50 x 50 x 2 cm
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€1,100

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, 152 - Van Gogh, Photography

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152 - Van Gogh, 2013
106 x 80 x 3 cm
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€5,000

Our recommendations Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe: The Last Sitting Portfolio 4, Photography

Bert Stern

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61 x 61 cm
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€18,097

Monika Nowak, Oh Yeah, Photography

Monika Nowak

Oh Yeah, 2015
140 x 70 cm
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€1,300

Joël Moens, Live Your Dreams, Photography

Joël Moens

Live Your Dreams, 2021
120 x 120 x 5 cm
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€6,800

Our recommendations Patrick Rubinstein, Ahava Pop yellow, Photography

Patrick Rubinstein

Ahava Pop yellow, 2019
51 x 51 x 2 cm
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€4,200

Our recommendations Philippe Pasqua, Crâne, Photography

Philippe Pasqua

Crâne, 2015
150 x 200 x 3 cm
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€10,000

Our recommendations Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Cubic Feet Empaquetages, Photography

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Cubic Feet Empaquetages, 1971
50 x 70 x 0.2 cm
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€4,500

Our recommendations Liu Bolin, Red No 1, Photography

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90 x 120 cm
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€12,000

Our recommendations Anna Levesh, Tropical Mood - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

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Tropical Mood - Archi-Lines Series, 2021
60 x 45 cm
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€950

Our recommendations Hassan Hajjaj, V.B.F., Photography

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V.B.F., 2011
72 x 48 x 1 cm
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€17,000

Stefanie Schneider, The Games we played (Till Death do us Part), Photography

Stefanie Schneider

The Games we played (Till Death do us Part), 2005
20 x 20 x 1 cm
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€420

Alain Longeaud, L'héritage, Photography

Alain Longeaud

L'héritage, 2014
88 x 120 x 3 cm
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€5,500

Steve Lazarides, Keeping it Real - Banksy, Photography

Steve Lazarides

Keeping it Real - Banksy, 2020
50 x 70 x 0.1 cm
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€1,490

Kristin Hart, South Beach, 15st, Photography

Kristin Hart

South Beach, 15st, 2021
50.8 x 50.8 cm
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€887

Our recommendations Anthony Valon aka Bazabuque, Tour Espace 2000 - 2 (3 formats), Photography

Anthony Valon aka Bazabuque

Tour Espace 2000 - 2 (3 formats), 2014
60 x 40 x 1 cm
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€620

Our recommendations Adrianna MJW, Megeve winter, Photography

Adrianna MJW

Megeve winter, 2021
40 x 30 x 0.1 cm
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€400

Iskra Blagoeva, Me, myself and my superiority complex, Photography

Iskra Blagoeva

Me, myself and my superiority complex, 2021
15 x 10 x 0.1 cm
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€290

François Maurel, Canal du Mozambique, Photography

François Maurel

Canal du Mozambique, 2020
40 x 60 cm
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€980

Camille Léage, Bus 60, Place des Fêtes, Photography

Camille Léage

Bus 60, Place des Fêtes, 2017
40 x 30 x 0.2 cm
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€250

Elena Raceala, Introverted, Photography

Elena Raceala

Introverted, 2020
85.1 x 61 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€1,010 €909

Gilles Ouaki, Finalement, Photography

Gilles Ouaki

Finalement, 2010
135 x 111 x 20 cm
Photography

€35,000

Richard Unglik, The milkmaid, Unglik original, signed by the artist, Photography

Richard Unglik

The milkmaid, Unglik original, signed by the artist, 2012
60 x 60 x 2.5 cm
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€724 €543

Joëlle Dollé, Arbre et lumière - 1123, Photography

Joëlle Dollé

Arbre et lumière - 1123, 2018
60 x 80 x 0.2 cm
Photography

€500

Alain Le Chapelier, Go through the door, Photography

Alain Le Chapelier

Go through the door, 2019
70 x 61 cm
Photography

€900

Claude Cruz, Automne, Photography

Claude Cruz

Automne, 2021
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

€1,400

Helmut Newton, 16th Arrondissement, Paris 1976, Photography

Helmut Newton

16th Arrondissement, Paris 1976, 1980
41 x 27 cm
Photography

€890

Heike Bohnstengel, Palm Tree Skies, Palm Springs, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

Palm Tree Skies, Palm Springs, 2018
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€550

Alexander Benz, Touchy, Photography

Alexander Benz

Touchy, 2021
80 x 80 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€1,800

Clara Delaporte, La Maison Rose - Diptyque 1, Photography

Clara Delaporte

La Maison Rose - Diptyque 1, 2018
45 x 30 x 1 cm
Photography

€1,100

Bernhard Lang, Sleeping Witch 1, Photography

Bernhard Lang

Sleeping Witch 1, 2020
120 x 96 x 3 cm
Photography

€2,990

Shepherd & Robertson, Qutab Minar, Photography

Shepherd & Robertson

Qutab Minar, 2020
101.6 x 76.2 cm
Photography

€414

Philippe Bréson, Pays #166, Photography

Philippe Bréson

Pays #166, 2014
27 x 27 cm
Photography

€814

Patrick Braoudé, La femme au parapluie rouge, Photography

Patrick Braoudé

La femme au parapluie rouge, 2021
30 x 40 x 0.01 cm
Photography

€1,000

Benoit Lapray, Iconic Beauty #02, Photography

Benoit Lapray

Iconic Beauty #02, 2017
40 x 40 cm
Photography

€498

Ayline Olukman, Sunset Pool, Photography

Ayline Olukman

Sunset Pool, 2016
80 x 40 x 2 cm
Photography

€800

Clara Cena, Absorbés par le temps - 18, Photography

Clara Cena

Absorbés par le temps - 18, 2018
60 x 60 x 0.2 cm
Photography

€580

Baptiste Tavernier, Windows, Photography

Baptiste Tavernier

Windows, 2021
87 x 74 x 2 cm
Photography

€2,900

Our recommendations Géraldine Rué, Le shaman Tuwe, Photography

Géraldine Rué

Le shaman Tuwe, 2017
60 x 40 cm
Photography

€400

Our recommendations László Moholy-Nagy, Jealousy, Photography

László Moholy-Nagy

Jealousy, 2020
76.2 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€1,008

Antoine Buttafoghi, Chinese Shadow, Photography

Antoine Buttafoghi

Chinese Shadow, 2020
60 x 40 cm
Photography

€750

Sébastien Morasso, Soleil Couchant sur le Port, Photography

Sébastien Morasso

Soleil Couchant sur le Port, 2021
50 x 75 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€240

Our recommendations Arnaud Joly, Sans Titre, Photography

Arnaud Joly

Sans Titre, 2019
40 x 30 x 2 cm
Photography

€230

Giana De Dier, The portal, Photography

Giana De Dier

The portal, 2021
33 x 26 x 1 cm
Photography

€1,400

Eric Chauvet, Corbeaux - Croix, Photography

Eric Chauvet

Corbeaux - Croix, 1984
30 x 30 x 0.5 cm
Photography

€170

Antoine Buttafoghi, Yellow, Photography

Antoine Buttafoghi

Yellow, 2016
60 x 40 cm
Photography

€750

John French, The Wet Set, Photography

John French

The Wet Set, 2020
50.8 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€636

Our recommendations Man Ray, Untitled Portrait of Female, Photography

Man Ray

Untitled Portrait of Female, 1940
25.7 x 26 cm
Photography

€2,715

Samuel Bourne, Baspa Valley, Photography

Samuel Bourne

Baspa Valley, 2020
76.2 x 101.6 cm
Photography

€414

Herbert Ponting, The Terra Nova, Photography

Herbert Ponting

The Terra Nova, 2020
101.6 x 152.4 cm
Photography

€570

Christopher Simon Sykes, Howard Bust, Photography

Christopher Simon Sykes

Howard Bust, 2020
101.6 x 152.4 cm
Photography

€1,818

João Santa Rosa Habib, Salvador, Photography

João Santa Rosa Habib

Salvador, 2021
130 x 70 cm
Photography

€450

Cecil Beaton, HRH Princess Elizabeth, Photography

Cecil Beaton

HRH Princess Elizabeth, 2020
76.2 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€1,008

Gabriel Lekegian, Rue Sook el Silah, Photography

Gabriel Lekegian

Rue Sook el Silah, 2020
101.6 x 76.2 cm
Photography

€414

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