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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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J. Marquette Romeu, Le vélo psychédélique, Photography

J. Marquette Romeu

Le vélo psychédélique, 2021
40 x 50 x 0.15 cm
Photography

$419

Fabien Vieilletoile, Ascenseur Pédestre, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Ascenseur Pédestre, 2012
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,065

Maciej Leszczynski, Hall 38A II, Photography

Maciej Leszczynski

Hall 38A II, 2020
28.22 x 35.28 cm
Photography

$419

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

Kevin Vast

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

$1,795

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

Richard Heeps

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

$690

Richard Heeps, Foto Studio, Milan, 2018, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

$690

Richard Heeps, Best Choice in Downtown, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

$829

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

Heidler & Heeps

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

$557

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection 'R7', Photography

Heidler & Heeps

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

$557

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

$1,881

Barry Cawston, Dismaland : The Pleasure Dome, Photography

Barry Cawston

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

$1,881

Barry Cawston, Level 7, Photography

Barry Cawston

Level 7, 2018
100 x 120 x 2 cm
Photography

$3,274

Barry Cawston, Hip Hop, Photography

Barry Cawston

Hip Hop, 2018
100 x 120 x 2 cm
Photography

$3,274

Barry Cawston, The perfect fish and chips, Photography

Barry Cawston

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

$2,438

Barry Cawston, America, Photography

Barry Cawston

America, 2018
75 x 90 x 2 cm
Photography

$2,717

Barry Cawston, Coloured silos, Photography

Barry Cawston

Coloured silos, 2017
84 x 250 x 2 cm
Photography

$5,573

Barry Cawston, Petrol pumps, Photography

Barry Cawston

Petrol pumps, 2018
60 x 150 x 2 cm
Photography

$2,717

Our recommendations Alain Longeaud, Chien andalou, Photography

Alain Longeaud

Chien andalou, 1975
65 x 50 cm
Photography

$1,436

Lionel le Jeune, Boulangerie la Nuit, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

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

$658

Fabien Vieilletoile, Carrefour, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Carrefour, 2012
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,179

Fabien Vieilletoile, Building reflexion, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Building reflexion, 2012
69 x 105 x 3 cm
Photography

$826

Fabien Vieilletoile, The jag, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

The jag, 2012
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,065

Fabien Vieilletoile, Le gri gri, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

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

$1,065

Fabien Vieilletoile, Out of focus, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

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

$1,065

Sven Pfrommer, Saigon Blur XXXV, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Saigon Blur XXXV, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Human Crowd IX, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Crowd IX, 2019
120 x 120 x 4 cm
Photography

$1,903

Patrick Blanc, Bridge New York, Photography

Patrick Blanc

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

$1,436

Fabien Vieilletoile, The puddle, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

The puddle, 2012
105 x 69 x 3 cm
Photography

$826

Fabien Vieilletoile, Double roof, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Double roof, 2013
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,065

Fabien Vieilletoile, Traffic jam, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Traffic jam, 2013
93 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$1,065

Fabien Vieilletoile, Around the corner, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

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

$1,065

Fabien Vieilletoile, Walking down the street, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

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

$1,065

Antoine Buttafoghi, Brasilia, Photography

Antoine Buttafoghi

Brasilia, 2013
80 x 120 cm
Photography

$1,675

Sven Pfrommer, Human Crowd X, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Crowd X, 2019
120 x 120 x 4 cm
Photography

$1,903

Sven Pfrommer, Human Crowd V, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Crowd V, 2019
120 x 120 x 4 cm
Photography

$1,903

Sven Pfrommer, Human Crowd IV, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Crowd IV, 2019
120 x 120 x 4 cm
Photography

$1,903

Sven Pfrommer, Human Crowd II, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Crowd II, 2019
120 x 120 x 4 cm
Photography

$1,903

Sven Pfrommer, Java Jazz XXIII - Photographic Art by Sven Pfrommer, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Java Jazz XXIII - Photographic Art by Sven Pfrommer, 2019
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,034

Sven Pfrommer, Java Jazz XXIV, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Java Jazz XXIV, 2019
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,034

Sven Pfrommer, Java Jazz XXVI, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Java Jazz XXVI, 2019
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Java Jazz XLVII, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Java Jazz XLVII, 2019
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Human touch V, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human touch V, 2015
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,094

Sven Pfrommer, Saigon Blur II, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Saigon Blur II, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Saigon Blur XLVI, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Saigon Blur XLVI, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Burma Blur XLV, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Burma Blur XLV, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Airport XXVI, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Airport XXVI, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Burma Blur IX, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Burma Blur IX, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Human Sensor IX, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Sensor IX, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Human Sensor VII, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Sensor VII, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Human Hub V, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Hub V, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Human Focus II, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Focus II, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Burma Blur XXIII, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Burma Blur XXIII, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Human Exposure III, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Exposure III, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Human Convergence II, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Convergence II, 2015
70 x 140 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,261

Sven Pfrommer, Burma Blur LXVIII, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Burma Blur LXVIII, 2015
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,022

Sven Pfrommer, Burma Blur LXIX, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Burma Blur LXIX, 2015
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,022

Sven Pfrommer, Burma Blur LXXX, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Burma Blur LXXX, 2015
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,022

Sven Pfrommer, Saigon Blur XCI, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Saigon Blur XCI, 2015
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,022

Sven Pfrommer, Burma Blur XXVI, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Burma Blur XXVI, 2015
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,022

Sven Pfrommer, Human Vision XI, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Vision XI, 2015
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,022

Sven Pfrommer, Human Hub VII, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Hub VII, 2015
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,022

Sven Pfrommer, Human Focus III, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Focus III, 2015
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,022

Sven Pfrommer, Human Exposure VIII, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Exposure VIII, 2015
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,022

Sven Pfrommer, Human Convergence V, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Human Convergence V, 2015
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

$2,022

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