Black and White Photography for Sale

Photography, Men's World 2, Olha Stepanian

Men's World 2

Olha Stepanian

Photography - 78.7 x 78.7 cm

$1,850

Photography, Coluche - Iconic portraits, Arnaud Baumann

Coluche - Iconic portraits

Arnaud Baumann

Photography - 90 x 60 x 0.1 cm

$1,571

Photography, Iggy Pop - La Villette 86, Pierre Terrasson

Iggy Pop - La Villette 86

Pierre Terrasson

Photography - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm

$1,571

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

$1,346

Photography, lnvolucruM, Louis Blanc

lnvolucruM

Louis Blanc

Photography - 30 x 30 x 0.1 cm

$1,010

Photography, Ray Charles, Philippe Gras

Ray Charles

Philippe Gras

Photography - 60 x 60 x 0.3 cm

$1,066

Photography, Évasion, Tanguy Mendrisse

Évasion

Tanguy Mendrisse

Photography - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm

$179

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, Keith Richards, John Rowlands

Keith Richards

John Rowlands

Photography - 40.6 x 50.8 x 5.1 cm

$1,350

Photography, Les femmes guerrières, Charles Bayonne

Les femmes guerrières

Charles Bayonne

Photography - 80 x 60 x 0.5 cm

$1,346

Photography, Big wheel Osaka, Cécile Baldewyns

Big wheel Osaka

Cécile Baldewyns

Photography - 60 x 40 x 0.5 cm

$954

Photography, Gary Cooper, Bert Stern

Gary Cooper

Bert Stern

Photography - 48 x 33 cm

$4,375

Photography, Le Temps des Grenadines n° 47, Dan Aucante

Le Temps des Grenadines n° 47

Dan Aucante

Photography - 30 x 40 x 2.5 cm

$954

Photography, Catherine Deneuve, France, Raymond Depardon

Catherine Deneuve, France

Raymond Depardon

Photography - 61 x 45.7 x 5.1 cm

$1,350

Photography, Madison Man, Ian Wallace

Madison Man

Ian Wallace

Photography - 50.8 x 40.64 x 0.1 cm

$1,683

Photography, Premier Contact, Christelle Yambayisa

Premier Contact

Christelle Yambayisa

Photography - 70 x 105 x 1 cm

$3,366

Photography, Hollywood Diet, Brendan North

Hollywood Diet

Brendan North

Photography - 101.6 x 101.6 cm

$3,200

Photography, Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles, Robert Knight

Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles

Robert Knight

Photography - 29.2 x 43.2 x 5.1 cm

$950

Photography, Last London Bus, Bert Hardy

Last London Bus

Bert Hardy

Photography - 31 x 41 x 0.01 cm

$1,234

Photography, Mur 001, Sophie Bassouls

Mur 001

Sophie Bassouls

Photography - 33 x 48 x 1 cm

$841

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, Shoot again (887), Yves Cham

Shoot again (887)

Yves Cham

Photography - 45 x 60 x 0.01 cm

$1,346

Photography, La Glaneuse, Marie Dorigny

La Glaneuse

Marie Dorigny

Photography - 38 x 58 x 0.1 cm

$1,571

Photography, Marilyn on the Roof, Ed Feingersh

Marilyn on the Roof

Ed Feingersh

Photography - 51 x 41 cm

$555

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

$673

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

$303

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

$841

Photography, Sci sull'acqua Venezia, Vittorio Pavan

Sci sull'acqua Venezia

Vittorio Pavan

Photography - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm

$729

Photography, Sans titre (Un jour, une photo), Aline Part

Sans titre (Un jour, une photo)

Aline Part

Photography - 67 x 50 x 0.2 cm

$561

Photography, L'envol, Philippe Grincourt

L'envol

Philippe Grincourt

Photography - 39 x 59 x 0.3 cm

$1,066

Photography, Bank Job, Hugo Gus Babey

Bank Job

Hugo Gus Babey

Photography - 22.4 x 15 x 5 cm

$897

Photography, Nude Carla Bruni a genoux, Harper Bazar, Philippe Robert

Nude Carla Bruni a genoux, Harper Bazar

Philippe Robert

Photography - 110 x 82 x 2 cm

$12,341

Photography, Bruma Portfolio, Miguel Winograd

Bruma Portfolio

Miguel Winograd

Photography - 35.6 x 27.9 x 5.1 cm

$3,000

Photography, Mister K 3, Sylvie Meunier

Mister K 3

Sylvie Meunier

Photography - 25 x 25 x 2.5 cm

$337

Photography, John Lennon Contact Sheet, NYC 1975, Bob Gruen

John Lennon Contact Sheet, NYC 1975

Bob Gruen

Photography - 61 x 50.8 x 5.1 cm

$2,550

Photography, Milan, the tramway, Fabien Olart

Milan, the tramway

Fabien Olart

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.1 cm

$561

Photography, Love, Petite Poissone

Love

Petite Poissone

Photography - 23 x 29 x 2 cm

$482

Photography, fkaTwigs, Kate Garner

fkaTwigs

Kate Garner

Photography - 101.6 x 76.2 x 0.3 cm

$3,200

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

Yosemite National Park. USA on the road

Tina Smeraldi

Photography - 40 x 60 cm

$1,963

Photography, Ensayo, James Sparshatt

Ensayo

James Sparshatt

Photography - 40 x 50 cm

$1,043

Photography, Fish Eye Autoportrait, Florian Hunger-Pegof

Fish Eye Autoportrait

Florian Hunger-Pegof

Photography - 30 x 20 x 0.5 cm

$2,132

Photography, Frond, Ben Cope

Frond

Ben Cope

Photography - 61 x 45.7 x 0.3 cm

$900

Photography, Rolling Stones (1998), Kevin Westenberg

Rolling Stones (1998)

Kevin Westenberg

Photography - 40 x 51 cm

$1,986

Photography, Ali In Training, Russell McPhedran

Ali In Training

Russell McPhedran

Photography - 76 x 101 x 0.001 cm

$1,066

Photography, The eyes, Samuel Cueto

The eyes

Samuel Cueto

Photography - 40 x 50 x 1 cm

$1,010

Photography, Urbain brutalisme - Photographie digigraphie (1) (7), Claire Giraudeau

Urbain brutalisme - Photographie digigraphie (1) (7)

Claire Giraudeau

Photography - 70 x 50 cm

$280

Photography, Force of Nature, Drew Doggett

Force of Nature

Drew Doggett

Photography - 33 x 68.6 x 0.3 cm

$1,650

Photography, Act 2 | Is the pilot still with us?, Grzegorz Sikorski

Act 2 | Is the pilot still with us?

Grzegorz Sikorski

Photography - 80 x 80 x 0.1 cm

$280

Photography, Kano 1975, John Craven né Conte

Kano 1975

John Craven né Conte

Photography - 30 x 40 x 0.5 cm

$1,066

Photography, Peace, Norman Reedus

Peace

Norman Reedus

Photography - 40.64 x 50.8 x 2 cm

$2,580

Photography, Light as a stone, Chiara Mazzocchi

Light as a stone

Chiara Mazzocchi

Photography - 50 x 70 x 0.3 cm

$555

Photography, DL2, Myriam Vejus

DL2

Myriam Vejus

Photography - 60 x 90 cm

$2,019

Photography, Otoño en Buenos Aires, Alejandra Leon

Otoño en Buenos Aires

Alejandra Leon

Photography - 50 x 70 x 0.3 cm

$1,600

Photography, Michael Jackson VI, David Nutter

Michael Jackson VI

David Nutter

Photography - 50.8 x 61 x 5.1 cm

$2,550

Photography, Famille Pignatelli, Rome, 1987, Patrick Faigenbaum

Famille Pignatelli, Rome, 1987

Patrick Faigenbaum

Photography - 50.2 x 60.8 cm

$1,683

Photography, French Kiss, Pierrick Van Troost

French Kiss

Pierrick Van Troost

Photography - 70 x 47 cm

$2,244

Photography, Carry On Tea Break, Larry Ellis

Carry On Tea Break

Larry Ellis

Photography - 76 x 101 cm

$1,346

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

$998

Photography, David Bowie - Lincoln Centre, NYC 1995, Richard Beland

David Bowie - Lincoln Centre, NYC 1995

Richard Beland

Photography - 61 x 50.8 x 5.1 cm

$2,550

Photography, Nicolas de Staël dans son atelier, Denise Colomb

Nicolas de Staël dans son atelier

Denise Colomb

Photography - 30.8 x 38 cm

$1,795

Photography, Untitled XIII From the series chiromorphose, Nico Baixas / Gos-com-fuig

Untitled XIII From the series chiromorphose

Nico Baixas / Gos-com-fuig

Photography - 49.8 x 49.8 x 0.3 cm

$1,250

Photography, Vassilis with farm equipment, Jen Sloan

Vassilis with farm equipment

Jen Sloan

Photography - 35 x 50 x 0.2 cm

$1,346

Photography, Straight to heaven, Stephanie Powell

Straight to heaven

Stephanie Powell

Photography - 50 x 40 x 0.2 cm

$841

Photography, Thunderball Casino James Bond 007, Alasdair MacGregor

Thunderball Casino James Bond 007

Alasdair MacGregor

Photography - 101 x 101 x 0.01 cm

$1,290

Photography, N°2076, Jean-Paul Baret

N°2076

Jean-Paul Baret

Photography - 110 x 60 cm

$920

Photography, Epilogue 6, Ziad Naitaddi

Epilogue 6

Ziad Naitaddi

Photography - 45 x 30 x 2 cm

$897

Photography, Memento I, Mattia Listowski

Memento I

Mattia Listowski

Photography - 80 x 70 x 1 cm

$2,805

Photography, Silhouette, Jaie Johnson-Miller

Silhouette

Jaie Johnson-Miller

Photography - 75 x 50 cm

$1,750

Photography, Take me home, Farewell

Take me home

Farewell

Photography - 90 x 90 x 0.2 cm

$1,683

Photography, Pise, Italie, Elliott Erwitt

Pise, Italie

Elliott Erwitt

Photography - 23.5 x 16.5 cm

$3,927

Photography, memories of the last winter, Elena Raceala

memories of the last winter

Elena Raceala

Photography - 200.7 x 133.4 x 0.3 cm

$729

Photography, Richard Wright, Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii, Jacques Boumendil

Richard Wright, Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii

Jacques Boumendil

Photography - 30 x 40 x 0.1 cm

$729

Photography, Black Beauty I, Léa Bon

Black Beauty I

Léa Bon

Photography - 72.4 x 48 x 0.3 cm

$6,000

Photography, Kashi, John Kenny

Kashi

John Kenny

Photography - 67 x 45 x 2 cm

$1,290

Photography, Betta BW 3, Michael Filonow

Betta BW 3

Michael Filonow

Photography - 61 x 61 x 0.3 cm

$390

Photography, Noir 01 “Black River”, Hengki Koentjoro

Noir 01 “Black River”

Hengki Koentjoro

Photography - 43 x 43 x 0.02 cm

$1,066

Photography, Self portrait, John Coplans

Self portrait

John Coplans

Photography - 20.5 x 26.5 cm

$3,927

Photography, Twisted Branch, Jan Gordon

Twisted Branch

Jan Gordon

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 x 0.4 cm

$950

Photography, La montée des eaux, Fabienne Cresens

La montée des eaux

Fabienne Cresens

Photography - 100 x 100 cm

$1,234

Photography, Untitled (wall and mirror), Mikael Siirilä

Untitled (wall and mirror)

Mikael Siirilä

Photography - 22 x 15 cm

$359

Photography, Bar le Soleil (Ménilmontant), Amadou Gaye

Bar le Soleil (Ménilmontant)

Amadou Gaye

Photography - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm

$449

Photography, Still Cassius Clay V, Gerry Cranham

Still Cassius Clay V

Gerry Cranham

Photography - 30 x 45 x 0.1 cm

$1,111

Photography, Fashion on the Street, Paris 1963, Uwe Ommer

Fashion on the Street, Paris 1963

Uwe Ommer

Photography - 50.8 x 40.6 x 0.3 cm

$1,800

Photography, Grand Ecran 14, Bruno Fournier

Grand Ecran 14

Bruno Fournier

Photography - 17 x 31 x 1 cm

$954

Photography, Maricel's Steeze, Archie Geotina

Maricel's Steeze

Archie Geotina

Photography - 106 x 141 cm

$1,840

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

$1,500

Photography, Mada 3, Olivier Le Brun

Mada 3

Olivier Le Brun

Photography - 30 x 45 cm

$1,184

Photography, ... C’est Naturel !, Chahrazed Fekih

... C’est Naturel !

Chahrazed Fekih

Photography - 20 x 10 x 0.2 cm

$561

Photography, Elvis Presley, Harry Hammond

Elvis Presley

Harry Hammond

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 cm

$926

Photography, Miles Davis - Courbé, Hervé Pezzini

Miles Davis - Courbé

Hervé Pezzini

Photography - 30 x 24 x 0.1 cm

$280

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.