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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, Big window, lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Big window, lambrate, Milan, 2018
24 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$709

Paul Snell, Lumina # 202103, Photography

Paul Snell

Lumina # 202103, 2021
66.9 x 3.3 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$4,872

Dominique Jullien, Rive embrasée, Photography

Dominique Jullien

Rive embrasée, 2020
5.1 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$434

Angeles Peña, Hielos de San Rafael (Patagonia), Photography

Angeles Peña

Hielos de San Rafael (Patagonia), 2015
39 x 27.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$500

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection, 'Double B Side (Orange)', Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection, 'Double B Side (Orange)', 2020
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$502

Léo  Caillard, Hipster in Stone VIII, Hoplite standing, Photography

Léo Caillard

Hipster in Stone VIII, Hoplite standing, 2016
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$4,468

Slim Aarons, Poolside Pairs, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Pairs, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$3,950

Jérémie Lenoir, Aéroport, Las Vegas, Photography

Jérémie Lenoir

Aéroport, Las Vegas, 2013
47.2 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$5,833

Claude Mollard, La femme liberté, Rio de Janeiro, Photography

Claude Mollard

La femme liberté, Rio de Janeiro, 2011
19.7 x 13.4 inch
Photography

$3,103

Laetitia Lesaffre, De-Sol-Es, enfance exilée n°1, Photography

Laetitia Lesaffre

De-Sol-Es, enfance exilée n°1, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$1,117

Rapainú, Éxtimo Presente - Inv01, Photography

Rapainú

Éxtimo Presente - Inv01, 2020
23.6 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,000

Delphine Diallo, Untitled, Photography

Delphine Diallo

Untitled, 2017
29.5 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$6,454

Présence Panchounette, PP est de Bordeaux comme DADA de Zurich, Photography

Présence Panchounette

PP est de Bordeaux comme DADA de Zurich, 1976
19.3 x 23.2 x 0.8 inch
Photography

10,000 - $ 15,000

Robert Charles Mann, Solargraph 20180621-13, Photography

Robert Charles Mann

Solargraph 20180621-13, 2018
23.6 x 33.1 inch
Photography

$4,964

Samsofy, Batman splash, Photography

Samsofy

Batman splash, 2021
35.4 x 23.6 x 3.9 inch
Photography

$4,716

James Sparshatt, La dama de la plaza, Photography

James Sparshatt

La dama de la plaza, 2000
13.8 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$853

Our recommendations Sarah Moon, Nevermind, Photography

Sarah Moon

Nevermind, 1989
19.5 x 15.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$7,000

Patrick Lajoie, Early bird, Photography

Patrick Lajoie

Early bird, 2018
36 x 36 x 1.5 inch
Photography

$2,200

Lionel le Jeune, Rock n roll, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Rock n roll, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$683

John Kenny, Malasso, Photography

John Kenny

Malasso, 2009
26.4 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,139

Victoire d'Harcourt, Respire 2 "Roc'n Light", Photography

Victoire d'Harcourt

Respire 2 "Roc'n Light", 2021
43.3 x 63 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$4,964

Alain Longeaud, Le Passeur de l'aube, Photography

Alain Longeaud

Le Passeur de l'aube, 1975
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,489

Arno Elias, Mtoto, Photography

Arno Elias

Mtoto, 2018
38 x 52 inch
Photography

$18,000

Our recommendations Pedro Correa, Waiting for nothing, Photography

Pedro Correa

Waiting for nothing, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$5,461

Ben Goossens (BEL), Coiled, Photography

Ben Goossens (BEL)

Coiled, 2020
16 x 20 inch
Photography

$993

Cécile Plaisance, Steve & Faye, Photography

Cécile Plaisance

Steve & Faye, 2017
37.4 x 49.2 x 2 inch
Photography

$14,130

Natasha Zupan, Eternal Recurrence #63, Photo collage with intervention by the artist, Photography

Natasha Zupan

Eternal Recurrence #63, Photo collage with intervention by the artist, 2015
60 x 48 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$6,000

Heike Bohnstengel, Roy’s Cafe, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

Roy’s Cafe, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$298

Roberta Fineberg, Blue, Butterfly Series, Contemporary Photography, Photography

Roberta Fineberg

Blue, Butterfly Series, Contemporary Photography, 2017
24 x 18 inch
Photography

$1,500

Patrick Blanc, Caroussel II, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Caroussel II, 2021
26.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,986

Arelys Photos, La Glace, Photography

Arelys Photos

La Glace, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$407

Zoltan Gerliczki, The Broken Planet, Photography

Zoltan Gerliczki

The Broken Planet, 2020
45 x 45 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,200

Jean-Michel Voge, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Daughter China Moses, Paris, Photography

Jean-Michel Voge

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Daughter China Moses, Paris, 1987
24 x 17 inch
Photography

$2,000

Ricky Cohete, Untitled., Photography

Ricky Cohete

Untitled., 2021
30 x 20 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,222

Burt Glinn, Swing, The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Photography

Burt Glinn

Swing, The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, 1959
22 x 17 inch
Photography

$3,800

Mauren Brodbeck, Urbanscape 10, Photography

Mauren Brodbeck

Urbanscape 10, 2007
47.2 x 66.1 inch
Photography

$6,206

Gonçalo Martins, D'Arens Cliff in Fog, Algarve, Photography

Gonçalo Martins

D'Arens Cliff in Fog, Algarve, 2012
7.5 x 7.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$137

Joshua Jensen Nagle, Never Ending Swimmers, Photography

Joshua Jensen Nagle

Never Ending Swimmers, 2017
33.9 x 83.9 x 5.1 inch
Photography

$11,170

Svetlana Melik-Nubarova, Coquette, Photography

Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

Coquette, 2018
20 x 16 inch
Photography

$993

David Burdeny, HumpbackWhales Kalbari Western Australia, Photography

David Burdeny

HumpbackWhales Kalbari Western Australia, 2021
44 x 44 x 2 inch
Photography

$8,500

Philippe Fabian, Dans les forêts, Photography

Philippe Fabian

Dans les forêts, 2016
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$4,964

Barry Cawston, Jorge's kitchen, Photography

Barry Cawston

Jorge's kitchen, 2012
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,367

Thierry Dubrunfaut, Flowers 2629 - Pivoine, Photography

Thierry Dubrunfaut

Flowers 2629 - Pivoine, 2020
16.1 x 23.2 x 3.5 inch
Photography

$5,957

Jenny Owens, Fossils - post "house" 004, Photography

Jenny Owens

Fossils - post "house" 004, 2019
5.3 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$434

Bernhard Lang, Aerial_views_mine_009, Photography

Bernhard Lang

Aerial_views_mine_009, 2014
35.4 x 25.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,117

Kino Perier, La mer, Photography

Kino Perier

La mer, 2018
9.4 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$397

Albert Watson, Mick Jagger, Photography

Albert Watson

Mick Jagger, 1992
23.88 x 19.75 x 2 inch
Photography

$10,000

Alexander Benz, In Bed With Helmut, Photography

Alexander Benz

In Bed With Helmut, 2016
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$571

Marino Parisotto, La Douce Obsession Totale 6_bw, Photography

Marino Parisotto

La Douce Obsession Totale 6_bw, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$1,241

Séverine Metraz, "Icône 147" ou Lèche-moi !, Photography

Séverine Metraz

"Icône 147" ou Lèche-moi !, 2018
24 x 19.3 inch
Photography

$2,855

Coralie Honnorat, Point de Vue, Photography

Coralie Honnorat

Point de Vue, 2020
7.1 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$186

Laurence Winram, The Departure, Photography

Laurence Winram

The Departure, 2016
23.4 x 33.1 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$702

Charlotte Fröling, Still life with exotic shells and a sea urchin, Photography

Charlotte Fröling

Still life with exotic shells and a sea urchin, 2019
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$4,071

Marco Girolami, Rome's Angels 01, Photography

Marco Girolami

Rome's Angels 01, 2020
11.8 x 7.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$372

Thierry Morin, Mamie, Photography

Thierry Morin

Mamie, 2021
16.5 x 12.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$323

Masahisa Fukase, Nayoro, Contemporary Japanese Photography, Photography

Masahisa Fukase

Nayoro, Contemporary Japanese Photography, 1977
13 x 19 inch
Photography

$1,500

Emanuele Cucuzza, WhatEyeAm I, Photography

Emanuele Cucuzza

WhatEyeAm I, 2011
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$993 $1,241

Romain Liverato, Black tears II, Photography

Romain Liverato

Black tears II, 2020
27.2 x 27.2 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$1,179

Aldo Sardoni, Good friday in Cuglieri #184, Photography

Aldo Sardoni

Good friday in Cuglieri #184, 2008
7.9 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$434

Michel Monteaux, Traces, Photography

Michel Monteaux

Traces, 2020
20.9 x 16.1 inch
Photography

$2,110

Jacques Torregano, Picador de dos, Nîmes, Photography

Jacques Torregano

Picador de dos, Nîmes, 1996
12.6 x 15 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$869

Lilia El Golli, Corruption(s) - Air’Able, Photography

Lilia El Golli

Corruption(s) - Air’Able, 2015
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$928

Monica Denevan, Convergence, Photography

Monica Denevan

Convergence, 2011
34.3 x 34.3 inch
Photography

$4,299

Michel Verna, Fulgurance au couchant - série paysage abstrait, Photography

Michel Verna

Fulgurance au couchant - série paysage abstrait, 2019
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$397

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