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Photography

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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Richard Heeps, Nomad II, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad II, New York, 2017
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$982

Mihaela Ivanova, Shadowfax, Photography

Mihaela Ivanova

Shadowfax, 2012
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$581

Lionel le Jeune, Lever de soleil (Piezography), Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Lever de soleil (Piezography), 2021
17.7 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$415

Ricky Cohete, Miguel, Photography

Ricky Cohete

Miguel, 2021
36 x 24 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$4,000

David Drebin, Escape to Paris, Photography

David Drebin

Escape to Paris, 2020
31.1 x 46.5 inch
Photography

$10,078

Shine Huang, Rebirth II, Photography

Shine Huang

Rebirth II, 2018
20 x 16 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,800

Linda Tuloup, #2, Photography

Linda Tuloup

#2, 2021
9.4 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,613

Christophe Battifero, The way, Photography

Christophe Battifero

The way, 2020
11.8 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$593

Samzaï, Mucemecum, Photography

Samzaï

Mucemecum, 2019
19.7 x 29.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$486

Eli Joteva, CryoLumen Storm Print: Snow Water in a Snow Storm, 1-hour exposure (Rila National Park), January 17, 2021, Photography

Eli Joteva

CryoLumen Storm Print: Snow Water in a Snow Storm, 1-hour exposure (Rila National Park), January 17, 2021, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$996

Nicolas Le Beuan Bénic, La canopée bleue, Photography

Nicolas Le Beuan Bénic

La canopée bleue, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$510

Yann Merran, Murano, Photography

Yann Merran

Murano, 2010
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$830

Monika Nowak, Pure Vanity, Photography

Monika Nowak

Pure Vanity, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,312

Richard Unglick, Rock Around, Photography

Richard Unglick

Rock Around, 2020
9.4 x 14.2 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$71

David Law, Soul Reader, Photography

David Law

Soul Reader, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$2,964

Grzegorz Sikorski, Soft morning, Photography

Grzegorz Sikorski

Soft morning, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$225

Heike Bohnstengel, Sealife, Huntington Beach, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

Sealife, Huntington Beach, 2014
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$415

Léo  Caillard, Hipster in Stone V, The Faun Barberini, Photography

Léo Caillard

Hipster in Stone V, The Faun Barberini, 2013
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$4,269

Kristin Hart, DESERT GARDEN - AQUAMARINE, Photography

Kristin Hart

DESERT GARDEN - AQUAMARINE, 2019
36 x 24 x 1 inch
Photography

$1,600

Joseph Ó Riagáin, Distant Skies #82, Photography

Joseph Ó Riagáin

Distant Skies #82, 2020
7.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$474

Elena Raceala, Waterfall, Photography

Elena Raceala

Waterfall, 2021
36 x 24 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,316

Gwenaël Bollinger, Ricochets, Lac Léman Suisse, Photography

Gwenaël Bollinger

Ricochets, Lac Léman Suisse, 2021
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$735

Ralph Hasenohr, Palm Springs in January. 8:14 am., Photography

Ralph Hasenohr

Palm Springs in January. 8:14 am., 2019
17.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,779

Jean-Robert Franco, Monochrome rouge, Photography

Jean-Robert Franco

Monochrome rouge, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,371

Alexandre Henry, Paris sous la pluie, Photography

Alexandre Henry

Paris sous la pluie, 2021
17.7 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$534

Luz, En confiance, Photography

Luz

En confiance, 2011
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Photography

$1,055

Lilia El Golli, Blooming Day, Photography

Lilia El Golli

Blooming Day, 2021
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,141

Camille Léage, Bus 60, Parc de Belleville, Photography

Camille Léage

Bus 60, Parc de Belleville, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$296

Nadia Ferroukhi, Chine-Les Moso_Yunnan, Photography

Nadia Ferroukhi

Chine-Les Moso_Yunnan, 2008
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,067

Didier Fournet, NY Chinatown, Photography

Didier Fournet

NY Chinatown, 2018
51.2 x 51.2 x 2 inch
Photography

$7,233

Ivan Butorac, Spray Can #9, Photography

Ivan Butorac

Spray Can #9, 2020
14 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

$450

Mario Pascual Cámara, Snow on the mountain, Photography

Mario Pascual Cámara

Snow on the mountain, 2008
23.4 x 41.7 inch
Photography

$1,541

Nic Notion, Speramus Meliora 1, Photography

Nic Notion

Speramus Meliora 1, 2018
24 x 24 x 3.5 inch
Photography

$1,500

Paradox'Art, Face à face, Photography

Paradox'Art

Face à face, 2016
11.8 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$462

Tim Klein, Tropical Palm in B&W, Photography

Tim Klein

Tropical Palm in B&W, 2017
35 x 52 x 1 inch
Photography

$8,000

Jaume Muñoz, Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun, Photography

Jaume Muñoz

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun, 2021
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$729

Edouard Partoes, Les chevaux de l'ocean, Photography

Edouard Partoes

Les chevaux de l'ocean, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$652

Eric Chauvet, New.York 34, Photography

Eric Chauvet

New.York 34, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$202

Simon Yung, Vies.Vues (1014168), Photography

Simon Yung

Vies.Vues (1014168), 2021
11.8 x 17.7 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$202

Theo Arno, Barrios 25, Photography

Theo Arno

Barrios 25, 2020
17.7 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$202

Maria Martin, Hombre Ordinaire 13, Photography

Maria Martin

Hombre Ordinaire 13, 2020
17.7 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$202

Philippe Cas, U-Bunker Martha n°1, Photography

Philippe Cas

U-Bunker Martha n°1, 2006
31.5 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,371

Paméla Maria, IJhorst 3, Photography

Paméla Maria

IJhorst 3, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 1 inch
Photography

$889

Adam Starr, Hey Ma, Photography

Adam Starr

Hey Ma, 2019
15.7 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$5,691

Ivaylo Stoimenov, Yellow Flower, Photography

Ivaylo Stoimenov

Yellow Flower, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,482

Jérôme Revon, J0nOne Jacket 1, Photography

Jérôme Revon

J0nOne Jacket 1, 2021
70.9 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$4,980

Christer Hamp, Portrait d'Arnaud, Photography

Christer Hamp

Portrait d'Arnaud, 1995
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Photography

$6,996

JC Pratt, Nature(s) Maritime(s) (3007096), Photography

JC Pratt

Nature(s) Maritime(s) (3007096), 2020
11.8 x 17.7 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$202

Luc Jennepin, 4 3 . 0 4 6 2 - 1 . 0 5 3 5, Photography

Luc Jennepin

4 3 . 0 4 6 2 - 1 . 0 5 3 5, 2020
10.6 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Photography

$1,067

Steve Maudet, Lilia Plouguerneau, Photography

Steve Maudet

Lilia Plouguerneau, 2021
19.7 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$142

Pascal Therme, Apollon et les muses, cinétique, d'après la fresque d'Antoine Bourdelle, Photography

Pascal Therme

Apollon et les muses, cinétique, d'après la fresque d'Antoine Bourdelle, 2012
15.7 x 58.3 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$3,794

Our recommendations Hassan Hajjaj, V.B.F., Photography

Hassan Hajjaj

V.B.F., 2011
28.3 x 18.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$20,157

Our recommendations Patrick Rubinstein, Ahava Pop yellow, Photography

Patrick Rubinstein

Ahava Pop yellow, 2019
20.1 x 20.1 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$4,980

Our recommendations Thierry Genay, Composition 3C-2, Photography

Thierry Genay

Composition 3C-2, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.1 inch
Photography

$2,312

Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe: The Last Sitting Portfolio 4, Photography

Bert Stern

Marilyn Monroe: The Last Sitting Portfolio 4, 1962
24 x 24 inch
Photography

$20,000

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Inventaire 65 - Bruce Lee, Photography

Bernard Pras

Inventaire 65 - Bruce Lee, 2006
63 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Photography

$5,691

Our recommendations Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Love for Ghana, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Love for Ghana, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$818

Our recommendations Gerry Cranham, White Hart Lane, Photography

Gerry Cranham

White Hart Lane, 1964
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,779

Our recommendations Samsofy, Brexit, Photography

Samsofy

Brexit, 2017
29.5 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$688

Uwe Ommer, Total, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Total, 1965
16 x 20 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,500

Our recommendations JR, Clichy Sous Bois, Photography

JR

Clichy Sous Bois, 2006
18.1 x 24 inch
Photography

$4,558

Our recommendations Barry Cawston, Eclipse motel, Photography

Barry Cawston

Eclipse motel, 2018
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,893

Our recommendations James Sparshatt, Ensayo, Photography

James Sparshatt

Ensayo, 2004
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,115

Our recommendations John Kenny, Kashi, Photography

John Kenny

Kashi, 2014
26.4 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,364

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