Everyday life Photography for Sale

Photography, Poolside Ladies, Slim Aarons

Poolside Ladies

Slim Aarons

Photography - 76 x 101 x 0.01 cm

$3,478

Photography, St Louis Ladies, Alain Le Garsmeur

St Louis Ladies

Alain Le Garsmeur

Photography - 51 x 61 x 0.01 cm

$982

Photography, Upper Glasses Royal Ascot, Arthur Steel

Upper Glasses Royal Ascot

Arthur Steel

Photography - 48 x 61 x 1 cm

$2,047

Photography, #8 oh les beaux jours, Brume

#8 oh les beaux jours

Brume

Photography - 60 x 80 x 2.5 cm

$1,346

Photography, Satan - Gods of Suburbia, Dina Goldstein

Satan - Gods of Suburbia

Dina Goldstein

Photography - 45 x 58 x 1 cm

$1,907

Photography, The Rolling Stones Group Portrait, London, 1965, Glen Craig

The Rolling Stones Group Portrait, London, 1965

Glen Craig

Photography - 50.8 x 40.6 x 5.1 cm

$1,750

Photography, Yves Saint Laurent, essayage avec Victoire, préparation de sa 1ère collection, Pierre Boulat

Yves Saint Laurent, essayage avec Victoire, préparation de sa 1ère collection

Pierre Boulat

Photography - 30 x 24 x 0.2 cm

$673

Photography, Last London Bus, Bert Hardy

Last London Bus

Bert Hardy

Photography - 31 x 41 x 0.01 cm

$1,234

Photography, Bilbao 30/09/2010 15:22h. (Identity Promises Series), Imanol Marrodán

Bilbao 30/09/2010 15:22h. (Identity Promises Series)

Imanol Marrodán

Photography - 30 x 40 x 0.1 cm

$954

Photography, Himba children tree master, Faie Davis

Himba children tree master

Faie Davis

Photography - 61 x 51 x 0.1 cm

$1,400

Photography, La Glaneuse, Marie Dorigny

La Glaneuse

Marie Dorigny

Photography - 38 x 58 x 0.1 cm

$1,571

Photography, Sci sull'acqua Venezia, Vittorio Pavan

Sci sull'acqua Venezia

Vittorio Pavan

Photography - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm

$729

Photography, La Muse, Rodrigo

La Muse

Rodrigo

Photography - 36.1 x 25.7 x 0.1 cm

$1,116

Photography, Chemin Faisant "Le poirier" (1), Bertrand Desprez

Chemin Faisant "Le poirier" (1)

Bertrand Desprez

Photography - 30 x 30 x 2.5 cm

$337

Photography, La plage, Camille Brasselet

La plage

Camille Brasselet

Photography - 50 x 75 x 0.1 cm

$1,515

Photography, Le grand saut, Joost Wensveen

Le grand saut

Joost Wensveen

Photography - 50 x 75 x 0.1 cm

$1,739

Photography, Love of the rink, Antoine Rose

Love of the rink

Antoine Rose

Photography - 88 x 88 x 1 cm

$7,068

Photography, Milan, the tramway, Fabien Olart

Milan, the tramway

Fabien Olart

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.1 cm

$561

Photography, Vibrant conversations, Imad Fakhry

Vibrant conversations

Imad Fakhry

Photography - 80 x 100 x 2 cm

$3,400

Photography, Faye Dunaway Reclining The Morning After, Terry O'Neill

Faye Dunaway Reclining The Morning After

Terry O'Neill

Photography - 61 x 51 x 0.001 cm

$12,901

Photography, Ensayo, James Sparshatt

Ensayo

James Sparshatt

Photography - 40 x 50 cm

$1,043

Photography, Face au Wharf, Pierre Moreau

Face au Wharf

Pierre Moreau

Photography - 50 x 75 x 0.1 cm

$2,468

Photography, Avant l’orage, camp de Bidibidi, Ouganda, Frédéric Noy

Avant l’orage, camp de Bidibidi, Ouganda

Frédéric Noy

Photography - 50 x 75 x 0.1 cm

$1,683

Photography, Kano 1975, John Craven né Conte

Kano 1975

John Craven né Conte

Photography - 30 x 40 x 0.5 cm

$1,066

Photography, There's no tomorrow, Kamal Obat

There's no tomorrow

Kamal Obat

Photography - 59.9 x 104.1 cm

$640

Photography, City of dreams, Alain Lumbroso

City of dreams

Alain Lumbroso

Photography - 50 x 40 x 4 cm

$2,468

Photography, Carry On Tea Break, Larry Ellis

Carry On Tea Break

Larry Ellis

Photography - 76 x 101 cm

$1,346

Photography, The classroom, Magnus Wahman

The classroom

Magnus Wahman

Photography - 40 x 73 x 0.3 cm

$1,346

Photography, They build condos anywere these days, David Carey

They build condos anywere these days

David Carey

Photography - 30 x 38 x 0.1 cm

$111

Photography, Chanel Black Jacket, Katya Ackermann

Chanel Black Jacket

Katya Ackermann

Photography - 80 x 80 x 2 cm

$3,924

Photography, Silhouette, Jaie Johnson-Miller

Silhouette

Jaie Johnson-Miller

Photography - 75 x 50 cm

$1,750

Photography, Geisha, Audrey Viste

Geisha

Audrey Viste

Photography - 40 x 60 x 1 cm

$617

Photography, Cheveux au vent, Irène Jonas

Cheveux au vent

Irène Jonas

Photography - 13 x 19 x 0.1 cm

$561

Photography, Andy Warhol, New York, 1964, Ken Heyman

Andy Warhol, New York, 1964

Ken Heyman

Photography - 35.6 x 29.2 x 1.3 cm

$4,800

Photography, Loveless, Delphine Chianucci

Loveless

Delphine Chianucci

Photography - 70 x 70 x 0.5 cm

$1,795

Photography, The kharoub's seller, Miguel Angel Sanchez

The kharoub's seller

Miguel Angel Sanchez

Photography - 100 x 75 x 1 cm

$785

Photography, Alfa Romeo Glamour, Brian Duffy

Alfa Romeo Glamour

Brian Duffy

Photography - 41 x 61 x 0.01 cm

$2,524

Photography, Be Iconic, Pola 4.0

Be Iconic

Pola 4.0

Photography - 120 x 100 x 3 cm

$8,414

Photography, Behind God’s Back, László Moholy-Nagy

Behind God’s Back

László Moholy-Nagy

Photography - 76.2 x 50.8 cm

$911

Photography, Chapeau, Denis Morel

Chapeau

Denis Morel

Photography - 20 x 30 x 0.1 cm

$494

Photography, Purple Cadillac, Frederic Pasquini

Purple Cadillac

Frederic Pasquini

Photography - 60 x 90 x 1 cm

$1,013

Photography, That beach, Corinne Dubreuil

That beach

Corinne Dubreuil

Photography - 60 x 90 x 0.1 cm

$1,683

Photography, Maricel's Steeze, Archie Geotina

Maricel's Steeze

Archie Geotina

Photography - 106 x 141 cm

$1,840

Photography, Every single incident weighs tons (The Girl behind the White Picket Fence), Stefanie Schneider

Every single incident weighs tons (The Girl behind the White Picket Fence)

Stefanie Schneider

Photography - 20 x 20 x 0.1 cm

$617

Photography, Mada 3, Olivier Le Brun

Mada 3

Olivier Le Brun

Photography - 30 x 45 cm

$1,184

Photography, Best wave IV, Tommy Schultz

Best wave IV

Tommy Schultz

Photography - 50 x 75 x 0.1 cm

$897

Photography, Dont Walk, Karol Kállay

Dont Walk

Karol Kállay

Photography - 30 x 30 cm

$1,234

Photography, Le Pigeon, Antoine Buttafoghi

Le Pigeon

Antoine Buttafoghi

Photography - 120 x 80 cm

$1,571

Photography, London Lovers, Kurt Hurton

London Lovers

Kurt Hurton

Photography - 76.2 x 50.8 cm

$780

Photography, Lost and Found, Maud Chalard

Lost and Found

Maud Chalard

Photography - 60 x 40 x 2 cm

$1,795

Photography, Incident report N°107, Ethan Levitas

Incident report N°107

Ethan Levitas

Photography - 83 x 71 x 0.1 cm

$5,385

Photography, Lelo 1, Cristina Aldehuela

Lelo 1

Cristina Aldehuela

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.1 cm

$1,234

Photography, Magic Comes To Lurline Bay, Anthony Horth

Magic Comes To Lurline Bay

Anthony Horth

Photography - 76.2 x 50.8 x 2 cm

$875

Photography, Bleu Léman | Vevey Suisse, Gwenaël Bollinger

Bleu Léman | Vevey Suisse

Gwenaël Bollinger

Photography - 60 x 90 x 1 cm

$875

Photography, Loulou Cassis, Bernard Biancotto

Loulou Cassis

Bernard Biancotto

Photography - 60 x 90 x 1 cm

$673

Photography, Havane I, Djamel Djebbour

Havane I

Djamel Djebbour

Photography - 80 x 120 x 3 cm

$6,731

Photography, Tornando con le spese, Novembre 1955 - New York, Fabrizio La Torre

Tornando con le spese, Novembre 1955 - New York

Fabrizio La Torre

Photography - 60 x 42 x 0.5 cm

$1,851

Photography, Urban blur VII, Sven Pfrommer

Urban blur VII

Sven Pfrommer

Photography - 100 x 100 x 3 cm

$2,120

Photography, 28 mai, Marie Genin

28 mai

Marie Genin

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.4 cm

$729

Photography, Bicicletas, Crianças e Outras Alegrias, Geraldo Pestalozzi

Bicicletas, Crianças e Outras Alegrias

Geraldo Pestalozzi

Photography - 29.7 x 42 cm

$561

Photography, Sans titre 10, Aurélie Sarramon

Sans titre 10

Aurélie Sarramon

Photography - 90 x 60 cm

$404

Photography, Ibrid Cracovia, Alessandra Bisi

Ibrid Cracovia

Alessandra Bisi

Photography - 47 x 35 x 1.5 cm

$370

Photography, Untitled, Li Hui

Untitled

Li Hui

Photography - 40 x 50 x 0.1 cm

$1,346

Photography, Due, Jerry Weber

Due

Jerry Weber

Photography - 40.6 x 50.8 x 0.6 cm

$760

Photography, The Basketball game, Paul Almasy

The Basketball game

Paul Almasy

Photography - 69.5 x 49.6 x 1 cm

$982

Photography, A Widow in Her Bedroom, 55th St, NYC, Diane Arbus

A Widow in Her Bedroom, 55th St, NYC

Diane Arbus

Photography - 35.6 x 27.9 cm

$40,000

Photography, New York, Lisa Tomasetti

New York

Lisa Tomasetti

Photography - 58 x 70 x 1 cm

$3,927

Photography, Oblivion 3, Reza Khatir

Oblivion 3

Reza Khatir

Photography - 30 x 60 cm

$813

Photography, Le mouvement de la transparence #5, Joséphine Leddet

Le mouvement de la transparence #5

Joséphine Leddet

Photography - 70 x 50 cm

$561

Photography, No smoking, Zhao Bandi

No smoking

Zhao Bandi

Photography - 50 x 50 cm

$280

Photography, Cambodge, Prey Nup, Bantei Prey, jeune fille, Eric Benard

Cambodge, Prey Nup, Bantei Prey, jeune fille

Eric Benard

Photography - 40 x 40 x 0.1 cm

$729

Photography, Bus 60, Cambrai, Camille Léage

Bus 60, Cambrai

Camille Léage

Photography - 40 x 30 cm

$201

Photography, Corvée d'eau, Tchétchénie, Françoise Spiekermeier

Corvée d'eau, Tchétchénie

Françoise Spiekermeier

Photography - 50 x 75 cm

$1,683

Photography, Silhouettes en élévation - Corée, Jean-Marc Stoeffler

Silhouettes en élévation - Corée

Jean-Marc Stoeffler

Photography - 37 x 47 x 1 cm

$280

Photography, Portrait of Winnipeg (Life is like a box of chocolates), Diana Thorneycroft

Portrait of Winnipeg (Life is like a box of chocolates)

Diana Thorneycroft

Photography - 61 x 76 cm

$3,500

Photography, Exit 2, Leny Bagshop

Exit 2

Leny Bagshop

Photography - 60 x 80 x 0.1 cm

$1,346

Photography, Le mécano, Saïdou Dicko

Le mécano

Saïdou Dicko

Photography - 45 x 60 x 0.2 cm

$3,366

Photography, Run DMC- Back to the source, OverSide

Run DMC- Back to the source

OverSide

Photography - 70 x 50 x 0.5 cm

$393

Photography, Consolation, Laura Makabresku

Consolation

Laura Makabresku

Photography - 40 x 40 cm

$869

Photography, Forest Walk, Lucia Heumann

Forest Walk

Lucia Heumann

Photography - 40 x 60 x 3 cm

$2,468

Photography, Brasil 9, João Luiz Bulcão

Brasil 9

João Luiz Bulcão

Photography - 40 x 60 cm

$987

Photography, Le Fumeur, Gare d’Assouan, Égypte, Céline Ravier

Le Fumeur, Gare d’Assouan, Égypte

Céline Ravier

Photography - 40 x 30 x 0.2 cm

$449

Photography, Color Game, Sam Dougados

Color Game

Sam Dougados

Photography - 75 x 75 x 1 cm

$2,019

Photography, 1999-New Orleans - Black and White Photograph of Woman on New Orleans Street Car, Jean-Luc Fievet

1999-New Orleans - Black and White Photograph of Woman on New Orleans Street Car

Jean-Luc Fievet

Photography - 100.3 x 149.9 cm

$3,900

Photography, The party, Frederic Guillaud

The party

Frederic Guillaud

Photography - 40 x 60 cm

$269

Photography, Free Spirit nº1, Pierre Cherix

Free Spirit nº1

Pierre Cherix

Photography - 70 x 50 x 0.2 cm

$505

Photography, Il jouait du piano debout, Memento

Il jouait du piano debout

Memento

Photography - 60 x 90 x 0.5 cm

$1,010

Photography, Paranoïd #11, David De Beyter

Paranoïd #11

David De Beyter

Photography - 30 x 41 x 0.2 cm

$393

Photography, Venice Beach Purple Sea, P van Bolderick

Venice Beach Purple Sea

P van Bolderick

Photography - 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm

$505

Photography, Ecosse, Isabelle Picarel

Ecosse

Isabelle Picarel

Photography - 53 x 80 x 1 cm

$1,458

Photography, Projection view (Palms and yellow boom), Vincent Lamouroux

Projection view (Palms and yellow boom)

Vincent Lamouroux

Photography - 134 x 93.5 x 1 cm

$9,536

Photography, Joy, Garik Avanesian

Joy

Garik Avanesian

Photography - 49 x 60 cm

$998

Photography, Mostar Bridge, Ludovic Careme

Mostar Bridge

Ludovic Careme

Photography - 40 x 40 x 0.1 cm

$1,515

Everyday life Photography for Sale

In the 1830s, Nièpce discovered how to print images onto metal plates. When he died in 1833, Louis Daguerre, followed by Francois Arago, continued to develop his research, resulting in the invention of the daguerreotype which consisted of an image printed onto a silver plate when exposed to the light. Together they had invented photography.

The first ever photographs began to appear. Initially used for research purposes, photography started to spread as daguerreotype studios opened everywhere. Portrait photography immortalized the faces of the upper middle classes and were later used to capture all members of society. Celebrities were also a popular subject choice and many photographers specialized in taking their portraits, as Jean-Loup Sieff did all throughout his career almost a century after the invention of photography.

In the beginning, taking a portrait or even the simplest of family photos required a great deal of preparation and time in the studio. However, key technological developments brought about the invention of more compact cameras including the Leica and later the digital single-lens reflex, which meant shorter exposure times and made it easier to produce a greater number of photographs.

These advances also helped contribute to the development of the genre of everyday life photography, which became more popular at the end of the Second World War and focused at first on photographing wealthy or urban families. Families, couples, communities... artists were interested in everyday moments (marriage, lovers kissing, children's games). The simplest of moments in life were seen as the most important and were immortalized in film as testaments to the beauty of human life.

Some of the great photographers made a name for themselves in the genre. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, David Goldblatt, Martin Parr and Vivian Maier are only a few of the artists associated with everyday life photography.

Vivian Maier is an American photographer who was born in 1926 in New York. A professional nanny in Chicago, she spent her spare time photographing the world around her and produced around 150,000 photos. Having remained anonymous throughout her artistic life, her genius and photographic accomplishments were finally recognized publicly in 2007.

Cofounder of the Magnum Photographic Cooperative in 1947 alongside David Seymour and Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson was a pioneer of photojournalism but also an excellent photographer in a more artistic sense. He revolutionized photography by working with incredibly lightweight equipment. He didn't use a tripod or a darkroom and treasured a sense of immediacy when taking photographs. He believed that “above all else, the camera is a sketchbook". Henri Cartier-Bresson's photographic technique is unique and unmistakably recognizable. He never photographed with flash and only worked with natural light, something which was highly characteristic of everyday life photography. Often in the same black and white image, the subjects coexist together but are not centred. His framing, focus and depth of field all help us to see the simple beauty of everyday life that he so exquisitely enhances.

Artsper has a range of everyday life photographs for you to discover, including works from Cartier-Bresson as well as many other artists, whose photos reveal the precious moments of the everyday lives of people from around the world.

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What does everyday life photography consist of?

Everyday life photography is a type of photography that captures moments from normal, daily life, such as urban street scenes, everyday objects, or children playing. 

What are examples of everyday life photography?

Examples of everyday life photography include photojournalistic pictures of a town or city, or snapshots of found or everyday objects. 

What is mundane photography?

Mundane photography has the same meaning as everyday life photography, meaning photography that captures images of day-to-day, mundane or banal life.