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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

$1,101

Anna Levesh, Shibuya Crossing, Photography

Anna Levesh

Shibuya Crossing, 2018
90 x 120 x 1 cm
Photography

$5,565

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

Kevin Vast

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

$1,855

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection 'R7', Photography

Heidler & Heeps

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

$576

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

Richard Heeps

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

$713

Richard Heeps, Foto Studio, Milan, 2018, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

$713

Richard Heeps, Best Choice in Downtown, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

$857

Lionel le Jeune, Boulangerie la Nuit, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

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

$680

Patrick Blanc, Edinburgh, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Edinburgh, 2017
120 x 80 x 1.5 cm
Photography

$2,226

Patrick Blanc, Venise Morning III, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Venise Morning III, 2017
120 x 80 x 2 cm
Photography

$2,226

Patrick Blanc, Venise Morning, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Venise Morning, 2017
120 x 80 x 4 cm
Photography

$2,473

Alain Longeaud, Chien andalou, Photography

Alain Longeaud

Chien andalou, 1975
65 x 50 cm
Photography

$1,484

Patrick Blanc, Pantheon Night, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Pantheon Night, 2020
100 x 75 x 2 cm
Photography

$1,731

Patrick Blanc, Pantheon III, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Pantheon III, 2020
100 x 75 x 2 cm
Photography

$1,731

Patrick Blanc, Bridge New York, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Bridge New York, 2019
90 x 60 x 2 cm
Photography

$1,731

Patrick Blanc, Venise Morning II, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Venise Morning II, 2017
80 x 120 x 4 cm
Photography

$2,226

Barry Cawston, Coloured silos, Photography

Barry Cawston

Coloured silos, 2017
84 x 250 x 2 cm
Photography

$5,760

Barry Cawston, Level 7, Photography

Barry Cawston

Level 7, 2018
100 x 120 x 2 cm
Photography

$3,384

Barry Cawston, Petrol pumps, Photography

Barry Cawston

Petrol pumps, 2018
60 x 150 x 2 cm
Photography

$2,808

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

$1,944

Barry Cawston, Hip Hop, Photography

Barry Cawston

Hip Hop, 2018
100 x 120 x 2 cm
Photography

$3,384

Barry Cawston, The perfect fish and chips, Photography

Barry Cawston

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

$2,520

Barry Cawston, America, Photography

Barry Cawston

America, 2018
75 x 90 x 2 cm
Photography

$2,808

Barry Cawston, Dismaland : The Pleasure Dome, Photography

Barry Cawston

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

$1,944

Jean-Michel Berts, Tour Eiffel brume, Photography

Jean-Michel Berts

Tour Eiffel brume, 2012
150 x 110 x 2 cm
Photography

$7,543

Fabien Vieilletoile, Carrefour, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Carrefour, 2012
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,218

Fabien Vieilletoile, Building reflexion, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Building reflexion, 2012
69 x 105 x 3 cm
Photography

$853

Fabien Vieilletoile, The puddle, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

The puddle, 2012
105 x 69 x 3 cm
Photography

$853

Fabien Vieilletoile, The jag, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

The jag, 2012
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,101

Fabien Vieilletoile, Le gri gri, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

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

$1,101

Fabien Vieilletoile, Out of focus, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

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

$1,101

Fabien Vieilletoile, Double roof, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Double roof, 2013
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,101

Fabien Vieilletoile, Traffic jam, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Traffic jam, 2013
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,101

Fabien Vieilletoile, Around the corner, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

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

$1,101

Fabien Vieilletoile, Walking down the street, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

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

$1,101

Jacinto Santamaria, Tree, Photography

Jacinto Santamaria

Tree, 2020
59.4 x 84 cm
Photography

$1,237

Our recommendations Camille Léage, Bus 60, Cambrai, Photography

Camille Léage

Bus 60, Cambrai, 2016
40 x 30 cm
Photography

$247

Jean-Michel Berts, Arc de Triomphe, Photography

Jean-Michel Berts

Arc de Triomphe, 2012
110 x 150 x 2 cm
Photography

$7,543

Jean-Michel Berts, Koban Police station, Photography

Jean-Michel Berts

Koban Police station, 2008
105 x 125 x 2 cm
Photography

$7,543

Clément Reisky, Négatif 6, Photography

Clément Reisky

Négatif 6, 2013
60 x 90 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,095

Roman Koenig, Mémoire d'Egypte, Photography

Roman Koenig

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

$1,484

Jaione García, Urban Beehive IV, Photography

Jaione García

Urban Beehive IV, 2015
24 x 36 cm
Photography

$371

Alejandra Leon, Pashupatinath Temple, Photography

Alejandra Leon

Pashupatinath Temple, 2019
50 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Photography

$866

Maciej Leszczynski, Old & New, Gdansk, Photography

Maciej Leszczynski

Old & New, Gdansk, 2010
18 x 28 cm
Photography

$433

Maciej Leszczynski, Speicherstadt #4, Hamburg, Photography

Maciej Leszczynski

Speicherstadt #4, Hamburg, 2017
18 x 28 cm
Photography

$433

Maciej Leszczynski, Der Spiegel #1, Hamburg, Photography

Maciej Leszczynski

Der Spiegel #1, Hamburg, 2017
18 x 28 cm
Photography

$433

Maciej Leszczynski, Speicherstadt #2, Hamburg, Photography

Maciej Leszczynski

Speicherstadt #2, Hamburg, 2017
18 x 28 cm
Photography

$433

Gábor Kerekes, Bridge 2 - New York in 4 series, Photography

Gábor Kerekes

Bridge 2 - New York in 4 series, 1998
23 x 15 x 1 cm
Photography

$1,978

Gábor Kerekes, Bridge 1 - New York in 4 series, Photography

Gábor Kerekes

Bridge 1 - New York in 4 series, 1998
23 x 15 x 1 cm
Photography

$1,978

Anna Levesh, Ville Lumière #4, Photography

Anna Levesh

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

$3,091

Anna Levesh, Ville Lumière #3, Photography

Anna Levesh

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

$2,226

Anna Levesh, Ville Lumière #2, Photography

Anna Levesh

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

$3,091

Anna Levesh, Ville Lumière #1, Photography

Anna Levesh

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

$3,091

Yang Du, Untitled #18, Tinnitus series, Photography

Yang Du

Untitled #18, Tinnitus series, 2015
30 x 40 cm
Photography

$989

Anna Levesh, Butterfly - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Butterfly - Archi-Lines Series, 2021
96.7 x 133 x 1 cm
Photography

$12,366

Anna Levesh, Collapsar - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Collapsar - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
85.9 x 140 x 1 cm
Photography

$12,366

Anna Levesh, Scheme - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Scheme - Archi-Lines Series, 2021
120.9 x 105 x 1 cm
Photography

$9,892

Anna Levesh, Platinum Cardinal x Vuitton - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Platinum Cardinal x Vuitton - Archi-Lines Series, 2021
100.6 x 133 x 1 cm
Photography

$27,204

Anna Levesh, Tubes - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Tubes - Archi-Lines Series, 2021
97.6 x 130 x 1 cm
Photography

$12,366

Anna Levesh, Deer - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Deer - Archi-Lines Series, 2021
134.6 x 101 x 1 cm
Photography

$16,075

Anna Levesh, In Suspension - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

In Suspension - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
92 x 87 x 1 cm
Photography

$9,892

Anna Levesh, V.Y - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

V.Y - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
99.3 x 118 x 1 cm
Photography

$9,892

Anna Levesh, Macrocosm - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Macrocosm - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
121 x 122 x 1 cm
Photography

$13,602

Anna Levesh, This Way N.2 - Archi-Lines Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

This Way N.2 - Archi-Lines Series, 2020
100 x 75 x 1 cm
Photography

$4,328

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