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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 characterized 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 colors in of the world in our own unique ways. They showed us social realities and tragedies but they also immortalized 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 photojournalism to 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 and sport photographs.

Two principles can be used to guide you when choosing a work of art photography: you can choose to prioritize 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, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut NewtonLarry Clark and Carrie Mae Weems. And within our emerging artists you will find Clarisse Rebotier and Théo Gosselin, alongside countless others. You can also explore both small and large format photographs. You can discover more in our selection of photography recommendations.

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Thandiwe Muriu, CAMO 49, Photography

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Pierre Terrasson, ACDC Londres, Photography

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Slim Aarons, Deauville Casino, Photography

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David Pinegar, Don't make a pin cushion out of this big balloon, Photography

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Heike Bohnstengel, Mojave Sunset, Joshua Tree, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

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Stéphane Spach, Sans titre, Photography

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Richard Heeps, Palms, St Leonards-on-Sea, Photography

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Suzanne Moxhay, Rockery, Photography

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Sheila Rock, Generation X, first gig at the Roxy on the doorstep of the Roxy, Covent Garden, London, Photography

Sheila Rock

Generation X, first gig at the Roxy on the doorstep of the Roxy, Covent Garden, London, 1977 16 x 20 inch Photography


Our recommendations JC Pratt, Nature(s) Maritime(s) 855, Photography

JC Pratt

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Romain Liverato, Ecume II, Photography

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Faie Davis, Hamar Women from Ethiopia, Photography

Faie Davis

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Peter Teuschel, Bambera, Photography

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Juliette Wegrzyk, Sans titre, Photography

Juliette Wegrzyk

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Sumit Mehndiratta, A Brand New Day, Photography

Sumit Mehndiratta

A Brand New Day, 2021 27.6 x 39.4 x 0 inch Photography


Our recommendations Mindaugas Gabrenas, In Mood, Montreux, Photography

Mindaugas Gabrenas

In Mood, Montreux, 2013 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography


Tommy Schultz, Best wave II, Photography

Tommy Schultz

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Karlexander, Jelly-stic fish, Photography


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Our recommendations Sven Pfrommer, Urban blur VII, Photography

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Larry Clark, Jonathan, Photography

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Jonathan, 2005 5 x 7 inch Photography


Paul J Bucknall, Doors of Red, Photography

Paul J Bucknall

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David Carey, The unicorn is free, Photography

David Carey

The unicorn is free, 2022 18.1 x 11.8 x 0 inch Photography


Dasha Pears, Found, Photography

Dasha Pears

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Gérard Rancinan, Batman Family Girl Dance, Photography

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Batman Family Girl Dance, 2015 58.7 x 86.2 x 2.4 inch Photography


Bob Willoughby, Doris Day & Rock Hudson during the filming of "Pillow Talk", Photography

Bob Willoughby

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Charlotte Abramow, Métamorphosis II, Photography

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Philip Provily, Account manager, Photography

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Thierry Seldubuisson, Le bateau ivre, Photography

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Joy Is outside, Menthe à l'eau, Photography

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Frank Diamond, Surface, Photography

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Charly Desoubry, Ice Cream, Photography

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Ellie Sass (Sassayiannis), Earthy Delights, Photography

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Brice Gelot, Feel good, Photography

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Clara Delaporte, La Course, Photography

Clara Delaporte

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Julie Peiffer, Full of Grace, Photography

Julie Peiffer

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Nathan Soulez-Larivière, In the wake of a giant, Tadoussac, Photography

Nathan Soulez-Larivière

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Anna Levesh, City Rumors #15 - City Rumors Series, Photography

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Sara Hoummady, Jugement, Photography

Sara Hoummady

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Leah Desmousseaux, 34° 33’ 15" N 38° 16’ 00" E, Photography

Leah Desmousseaux

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Tommy Kwak

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Iskra Blagoeva, A true friend stabs you in the face, Photography

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Emilie Esther M, Numéro 2, Photography

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Robin Cerutti, Les marches, Photography

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Théo Gosselin

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Thomas Leclere, Myriagone, Photography

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