Black and White Photography for Sale

Photography, No77 Spirit, Yevgeniy Repiashenko

No77 Spirit

Yevgeniy Repiashenko

Photography - 91 x 91 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35.8 x 35.8 x 0 inch

$1,669

Photography, Melancholic Tulip, André Kertész

Melancholic Tulip

André Kertész

Photography - 30 x 23 x 1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 9.1 x 0.4 inch

$1,697

Photography, Noor, Daniel Holfeld

Noor

Daniel Holfeld

Photography - 80 x 53 cm Photography - 31.5 x 20.9 inch

$1,357

Photography, Who will fly you there, Grzegorz Sikorski

Who will fly you there

Grzegorz Sikorski

Photography - 80 x 80 x 0.1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$283

Photography, Men's World 2, Olha Stepanian

Men's World 2

Olha Stepanian

Photography - 78.7 x 78.7 cm Photography - 31 x 31 inch

$1,850

Photography, Sans titre, Julien Drogoul

Sans titre

Julien Drogoul

Photography - 60 x 90 x 0.3 cm Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch

$1,018

Photography, Chrissie Hynde, Paris, Pierre Terrasson

Chrissie Hynde, Paris

Pierre Terrasson

Photography - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$1,697

Photography, lusclnuS, Louis Blanc

lusclnuS

Louis Blanc

Photography - 70 x 70 x 1 cm Photography - 27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

$1,131

Photography, Emily - Le Bataclan - Concert de Jukebox Champions - Paris 2014 - série Photo Noir et Blanc, Lucas Perrigot

Emily - Le Bataclan - Concert de Jukebox Champions - Paris 2014 - série Photo Noir et Blanc

Lucas Perrigot

Photography - 30 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$328

Photography, Carla Bruni - Gitane - dyptique, Philippe Robert

Carla Bruni - Gitane - dyptique

Philippe Robert

Photography - 105 x 145 x 1 cm Photography - 41.3 x 57.1 x 0.4 inch

$14,140

Photography, Jump, Mourad Cherifi

Jump

Mourad Cherifi

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.02 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$1,527

Photography, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao 1, Antoine Kubler

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao 1

Antoine Kubler

Photography - 42 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm Photography - 16.5 x 11.7 x 0 inch

$283

Photography, Upper Glasses Royal Ascot, Arthur Steel

Upper Glasses Royal Ascot

Arthur Steel

Photography - 48 x 61 x 1 cm Photography - 18.9 x 24 x 0.4 inch

$2,064

Photography, Botanical Studies - The B-Sides - No. 01, Matthias Conrad

Botanical Studies - The B-Sides - No. 01

Matthias Conrad

Photography - 75 x 50 x 0.1 cm Photography - 29.5 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,980

Photography, E.Doll n°65, Softtwix

E.Doll n°65

Softtwix

Photography - 52 x 78 x 0.1 cm Photography - 20.5 x 30.7 x 0 inch

$1,810

Photography, L'Alpe du Lauzet, Hautes-Alpes, de la série Sur les chemins du Briançonnais, José Nicolas

L'Alpe du Lauzet, Hautes-Alpes, de la série Sur les chemins du Briançonnais

José Nicolas

Photography - 36 x 36 x 0.1 cm Photography - 14.2 x 14.2 x 0 inch

$566

Photography, Solitude, D-A Woisard

Solitude

D-A Woisard

Photography - 40 x 50 cm Photography - 15.7 x 19.7 inch

$905

Photography, Keith Richards, John Rowlands

Keith Richards

John Rowlands

Photography - 40.6 x 50.8 x 5.1 cm Photography - 16 x 20 x 2 inch

$1,350

Photography, The picture of emotions and other ailments of a sensitive human I, Joanna Chudy

The picture of emotions and other ailments of a sensitive human I

Joanna Chudy

Photography - 60 x 50 cm Photography - 23.6 x 19.7 inch

$848

Photography, City Palace. Udaipur. Inde., Olivier Perrin

City Palace. Udaipur. Inde.

Olivier Perrin

Photography - 30 x 45 x 0.2 cm Photography - 11.8 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

$848

Photography, Madison Man, Ian Wallace

Madison Man

Ian Wallace

Photography - 50.8 x 40.64 x 0.1 cm Photography - 20 x 16 x 0 inch

$1,697

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 Photography - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$962

Photography, La valse du réfectoire - série Une Vie de Moine, Jean-François Talivez

La valse du réfectoire - série Une Vie de Moine

Jean-François Talivez

Photography - 23 x 35 x 0.1 cm Photography - 9.1 x 13.8 x 0 inch

$498

Photography, Évasion, Tanguy Mendrisse

Évasion

Tanguy Mendrisse

Photography - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$181

Photography, Love, Light & Lines, Kamal Obat

Love, Light & Lines

Kamal Obat

Photography - 60 x 49.8 x 2.5 cm Photography - 23.62 x 19.6 x 1 inch

$450

Photography, Rolling Stones (1998), Kevin Westenberg

Rolling Stones (1998)

Kevin Westenberg

Photography - 40 x 51 cm Photography - 15.7 x 20.1 inch

$2,002

Photography, Shoot again (887), Yves Cham

Shoot again (887)

Yves Cham

Photography - 45 x 60 x 0.01 cm Photography - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$1,357

Photography, OMO: Untitled 32, Drew Doggett

OMO: Untitled 32

Drew Doggett

Photography - 43.2 x 68.6 x 0.3 cm Photography - 17 x 27 x 0.1 inch

$1,650

Photography, Ali In Training, Russell McPhedran

Ali In Training

Russell McPhedran

Photography - 76 x 101 x 0.001 cm Photography - 29.9 x 39.8 x 0 inch

$1,075

Photography, Human Nature Pt. 1, Brendan North

Human Nature Pt. 1

Brendan North

Photography - 40.6 x 25.4 cm Photography - 16 x 10 inch

$1,650

Photography, Les femmes guerrières, Charles Bayonne

Les femmes guerrières

Charles Bayonne

Photography - 80 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$1,357

Photography, Last London Bus, Bert Hardy

Last London Bus

Bert Hardy

Photography - 31 x 41 x 0.01 cm Photography - 12.2 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,244

Photography, Marilyn on the Roof, Ed Feingersh

Marilyn on the Roof

Ed Feingersh

Photography - 51 x 41 cm Photography - 20.1 x 16.1 inch

$560

Photography, Marilyn Glamour 2010, Russell Young

Marilyn Glamour 2010

Russell Young

Photography - 92 x 72 x 2 cm Photography - 36.2 x 28.3 x 0.8 inch

$19,230

Photography, L'Escalier, Christophe Battifero

L'Escalier

Christophe Battifero

Photography - 50 x 75 x 0.5 cm Photography - 19.7 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch

$656

Photography, Mur 001, Sophie Bassouls

Mur 001

Sophie Bassouls

Photography - 33 x 48 x 1 cm Photography - 13 x 18.9 x 0.4 inch

$848

Photography, Carry On Tea Break, Larry Ellis

Carry On Tea Break

Larry Ellis

Photography - 76 x 101 cm Photography - 29.9 x 39.8 inch

$1,357

Photography, Laura, Laurent Poleo Garnier

Laura

Laurent Poleo Garnier

Photography - 60 x 40 cm Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 inch

$1,810

Photography, Cigarette et cendrier, Pierre Boillon

Cigarette et cendrier

Pierre Boillon

Photography - 60 x 42 x 3 cm Photography - 23.6 x 16.5 x 1.2 inch

$611

Photography, The girl from Seville #4 - Slices of Life Series, Anna Levesh

The girl from Seville #4 - Slices of Life Series

Anna Levesh

Photography - 100 x 75 cm Photography - 39.4 x 29.5 inch

$1,007

Photography, The eyes, Samuel Cueto

The eyes

Samuel Cueto

Photography - 40 x 50 x 1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,018

Photography, Kashi, John Kenny

Kashi

John Kenny

Photography - 67 x 45 x 2 cm Photography - 26.4 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,301

Photography, La Glaneuse, Marie Dorigny

La Glaneuse

Marie Dorigny

Photography - 38 x 58 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15 x 22.8 x 0 inch

$1,584

Photography, Tenerife, Anaga Forest, Fabien Olart

Tenerife, Anaga Forest

Fabien Olart

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$566

Photography, Yosemite National Park. USA on the road, Tina Smeraldi

Yosemite National Park. USA on the road

Tina Smeraldi

Photography - 40 x 60 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 inch

$1,980

Photography, Sci sull'acqua Venezia, Vittorio Pavan

Sci sull'acqua Venezia

Vittorio Pavan

Photography - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$735

Photography, Silver, Kalliope Amorphous

Silver

Kalliope Amorphous

Photography - 50.8 x 40.6 x 0.1 cm Photography - 20 x 16 x 0.05 inch

$2,200

Photography, Ensayo, James Sparshatt

Ensayo

James Sparshatt

Photography - 40 x 50 cm Photography - 15.7 x 19.7 inch

$1,048

Photography, Cooling Tour, Cécile Baldewyns

Cooling Tour

Cécile Baldewyns

Photography - 40 x 60 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 inch

$905

Photography, Bruma Portfolio, Miguel Winograd

Bruma Portfolio

Miguel Winograd

Photography - 35.6 x 27.9 x 5.1 cm Photography - 14 x 11 x 2 inch

$3,000

Photography, L'envol, Philippe Grincourt

L'envol

Philippe Grincourt

Photography - 39 x 59 x 0.3 cm Photography - 15.4 x 23.2 x 0.1 inch

$1,075

Photography, Nature-morte aux pinceaux, Pierre Brochet

Nature-morte aux pinceaux

Pierre Brochet

Photography - 30 x 40 cm Photography - 11.8 x 15.7 inch

$509

Photography, fkaTwigs, Kate Garner

fkaTwigs

Kate Garner

Photography - 101.6 x 76.2 x 0.3 cm Photography - 40 x 30 x 0.1 inch

$3,200

Photography, Débarcadère 2, Jean-Guy Nakars

Débarcadère 2

Jean-Guy Nakars

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$282

Photography, Totem suit, Farah Slimani

Totem suit

Farah Slimani

Photography - 65 x 45 x 2 cm Photography - 25.6 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,075

Photography, Love, Petite Poissone

Love

Petite Poissone

Photography - 23 x 29 x 2 cm Photography - 9.1 x 11.4 x 0.8 inch

$486

Photography, Sans Titre, Jean-François Spricigo

Sans Titre

Jean-François Spricigo

Photography - 27.5 x 27.5 x 1 cm Photography - 10.8 x 10.8 x 0.4 inch

$2,941

Photography, Untitled XXIX. From the Series Chiromorphose, Nico Baixas / Gos-com-fuig

Untitled XXIX. From the Series Chiromorphose

Nico Baixas / Gos-com-fuig

Photography - 99.8 x 99.8 x 0.3 cm Photography - 39.3 x 39.3 x 0.1 inch

$2,750

Photography, Noir 01 “Black River”, Hengki Koentjoro

Noir 01 “Black River”

Hengki Koentjoro

Photography - 43 x 43 x 0.02 cm Photography - 16.9 x 16.9 x 0 inch

$1,075

Photography, Twisted Branch, Jan Gordon

Twisted Branch

Jan Gordon

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 x 0.4 cm Photography - 30 x 30 x 0.15 inch

$950

Photography, Succession, David Yarrow

Succession

David Yarrow

Photography - 180 x 274 x 5 cm Photography - 70.9 x 107.9 x 2 inch

$45,248

Photography, Still Cassius Clay V, Gerry Cranham

Still Cassius Clay V

Gerry Cranham

Photography - 30 x 45 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 17.7 x 0 inch

$1,120

Photography, Grand Ecran 14, Bruno Fournier

Grand Ecran 14

Bruno Fournier

Photography - 17 x 31 x 1 cm Photography - 6.7 x 12.2 x 0.4 inch

$962

Photography, Things aren't always what they seem, On Hansen

Things aren't always what they seem

On Hansen

Photography - 69 x 100 x 0.3 cm Photography - 27.2 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch

$1,500

Photography, Urbain brutalisme - Digital Art digigraphie, Claire Giraudeau

Urbain brutalisme - Digital Art digigraphie

Claire Giraudeau

Photography - 40 x 30 cm Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 inch

$170

Photography, Ki no kioku (Memory of tree), ise-jingu, Ise city, Mie prefecture, 2023-11, n°1, Teddy Peix

Ki no kioku (Memory of tree), ise-jingu, Ise city, Mie prefecture, 2023-11, n°1

Teddy Peix

Photography - 17 x 20 x 0.01 cm Photography - 6.7 x 7.9 x 0 inch

$305

Photography, Elvis Presley, Harry Hammond

Elvis Presley

Harry Hammond

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 cm Photography - 30 x 30 inch

$933

Photography, La valise, Lewis Baltz

La valise

Lewis Baltz

Photography - 38 x 43.7 x 5 cm Photography - 15 x 17.2 x 2 inch

$11,878

Photography, Rue Mouffetard, Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard

Uwe Ommer

Photography - 50.8 x 40.6 x 0.3 cm Photography - 20 x 16 x 0.1 inch

$1,800

Photography, Behind Her Back, Jordana Ozier Lafontaine

Behind Her Back

Jordana Ozier Lafontaine

Photography - 30 x 20 cm Photography - 11.8 x 7.9 inch

$294

Photography, Calligraphing en l'air #6, Cody Choi

Calligraphing en l'air #6

Cody Choi

Photography - 75 x 50 x 1.5 cm Photography - 29.5 x 19.7 x 0.6 inch

$1,977

Photography, Mada 3, Olivier Le Brun

Mada 3

Olivier Le Brun

Photography - 30 x 45 cm Photography - 11.8 x 17.7 inch

$1,193

Photography, La montée des eaux, Fabienne Cresens

La montée des eaux

Fabienne Cresens

Photography - 100 x 100 cm Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 inch

$1,244

Photography, Anonymous Face, Darios Tossou

Anonymous Face

Darios Tossou

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.8 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.3 inch

$2,093

Photography, Petal hat, John French

Petal hat

John French

Photography - 152.4 x 101.6 cm Photography - 60 x 40 inch

$1,103

Photography, Recconais qu'il y a toujours une inconnue, Julie Peiffer

Recconais qu'il y a toujours une inconnue

Julie Peiffer

Photography - 62 x 40 x 0.5 cm Photography - 24.4 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch

$1,357

Photography, Dont Walk, Karol Kállay

Dont Walk

Karol Kállay

Photography - 30 x 30 cm Photography - 11.8 x 11.8 inch

$1,244

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 Photography - 23.6 x 16.5 x 0.2 inch

$1,866

Photography, Financial District New York, Claude Guillaumin

Financial District New York

Claude Guillaumin

Photography - 50 x 70 x 1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

$1,810

Photography, London Lovers, Kurt Hurton

London Lovers

Kurt Hurton

Photography - 76.2 x 50.8 cm Photography - 30 x 20 inch

$784

Photography, French Kiss, Pierrick Van Troost

French Kiss

Pierrick Van Troost

Photography - 70 x 47 cm Photography - 27.6 x 18.5 inch

$2,262

Photography, Ray Charles, Philippe Gras

Ray Charles

Philippe Gras

Photography - 60 x 60 x 0.3 cm Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,075

Photography, Victoire Montmorency, Pierre Schwartz

Victoire Montmorency

Pierre Schwartz

Photography - 80 x 80 cm Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 inch

$905

Photography, Lost & Found, Maud Chalard

Lost & Found

Maud Chalard

Photography - 20 x 30 x 2 cm Photography - 7.9 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$452

Photography, 1910 Arbres  Trees, Eugène Druet

1910 Arbres Trees

Eugène Druet

Photography - 59 x 50 x 0.5 cm Photography - 23.2 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

$1,414

Photography, Nick Cave, Detlev Schneider

Nick Cave

Detlev Schneider

Photography - 50 x 40 cm Photography - 19.7 x 15.7 inch

$1,244

Photography, WhatEyeAm VII, Emanuele Cucuzza

WhatEyeAm VII

Emanuele Cucuzza

Photography - 90 x 60 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

$1,131

Photography, HRH Princess Elizabeth With HRH The Prince of Wales, Cecil Beaton

HRH Princess Elizabeth With HRH The Prince of Wales

Cecil Beaton

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 cm Photography - 30 x 30 inch

$1,305

Photography, In Mood, Switzerland, Mindaugas Gabrenas

In Mood, Switzerland

Mindaugas Gabrenas

Photography - 36 x 36 x 0.1 cm Photography - 14.2 x 14.2 x 0 inch

$1,018

Photography, Loulou Cassis, Bernard Biancotto

Loulou Cassis

Bernard Biancotto

Photography - 60 x 90 x 1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch

$679

Photography, El Duende 16, Clara Cena

El Duende 16

Clara Cena

Photography - 40 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$962

Photography, Julien, Gor Avetisyan

Julien

Gor Avetisyan

Photography - 101 x 66 x 7 cm Photography - 39.8 x 26 x 2.8 inch

$2,036

Photography, Hidden place, Joël Cadiou

Hidden place

Joël Cadiou

Photography - 21 x 30 cm Photography - 8.3 x 11.8 inch

$905

Black and White Photography for Sale

Black and white photography is today one of countless photographic techniques and yet it was at one time the only type of photography available. This is the reason why it often tends to be associated with historical works and a vintage feel.

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 invented photography.

The first black and white photos began to appear. Initially used for research purposes, photography started to spread as daguerreotype studios opened everywhere. Black and white portraits immortalized the faces of the upper middle classes and would later be 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.

The first colored photographs soon followed. The technique was invented as early as 1860 but was not put to use until a century later. In the meantime, many unforgettable artists began to demonstrate their talents for art photography. Street photography, for example, was a key trend during the 20th century, with major photographers such as Robert Doisneau, Brassi and Henri Cartier-Bresson capturing the urban landscape of the time. All three were masters of taking candid photos. They succeeded in making fleeting moments last forever in monochrome images. Sometimes humorous, sometimes romantic, or even just a little bizarre, they take us back in time to days gone by. Looking at such rare and fragile moments can be like going through old postcards from the past, and although we enjoy looking at them, they can provoke a sense of nostalgia and melancholy.

In the United States, the humanist Walker Evans led the way for black and white photography, capturing the daily life of modern America with his analogue camera, whether it be in the New York subway or on the highways of the Deep South. A little later, Robert Frank photographed the faces of America and the American people with his remarkable black and white shots, recognizable thanks to his highly distinctive photographic technique and composition.

Of course, black and white photography is not limited to the representation of everyday scenes. It can also sublimate landscapes, as demonstrated by Kasra's shots. The black and white blend perfectly with the long exposure to create an effect of softness, floating and the passage of time quite exceptional. We could also mention Michael Kenna and Ricky Cohete who particularly excel in this field.

Some works fascinate by the perfect complementarity of these two colors: black, which is often associated with nothingness and sadness, and white, which is associated with light and hope. In the West at least, because it can have a completely opposite meaning in other cultures like Japan. The union of these two shades accentuates the contrasts and highlights the forms in a sober and elegant way. It often directs our attention to a single subject.

Often used to provoke a feeling of nostalgia, black and white unconsciously inscribes the works in history by conveying a timeless message, frozen in time.

Artsper invites you to take a stroll through time with this selection of works by Brno Del Zou, Yevgeniy Repiashenko, Emmanuelle Barbaras, Bert Stern, Alexander Benz and Hervé Gloaguen.

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What does black and white mean in photography?

In photography, black and white means that all color has been removed from the image, leaving just shades of gray that span from black to white. This can either be done digitally or by using black and white film. 

What is good about black and white photography?

Many photographers and artists use black and white photography because it removes the distraction of color from an image. This can draw more focus to elements of the image such as the facial expression or gesture of the subject, the composition, or the shapes and textures.

What techniques are used in black and white photography?

Black and white photography is generally shot using the same equipment as color photography (although if film, using black and white film), but artists may optimise their results by looking for high contrast images, light sources, and interesting textures.