• $ (USD)
  • Need some help

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

Read more
Refine your search

Saved search

Your search is accessible from the favorites tab > My favorite searches

Unsaved search

A problem occurred

Richard Heeps, Nomad II, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

$971

Mihaela Ivanova, Shadowfax, Photography

Mihaela Ivanova

Shadowfax, 2012
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$578

Ricky Cohete, Miguel y la Rosa Two, Photography

Ricky Cohete

Miguel y la Rosa Two, 2021
36 x 24 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$4,000

Shine Huang, Artichoke I, Photography

Shine Huang

Artichoke I, 2018
20 x 16 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,800

David Drebin, Escape to Paris, Photography

David Drebin

Escape to Paris, 2020
31.1 x 46.5 inch
Photography

$10,021

Linda Tuloup, #2, Photography

Linda Tuloup

#2, 2021
9.4 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,603

Samzaï, Mucemecum, Photography

Samzaï

Mucemecum, 2019
19.7 x 29.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$483

Lionel le Jeune, Parasols, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Parasols, 2021
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$884

Christophe Battifero, The way, Photography

Christophe Battifero

The way, 2020
11.8 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$589

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

$990

Yann Merran, Murano, Photography

Yann Merran

Murano, 2010
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$825

David Law, Soul Reader, Photography

David Law

Soul Reader, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$2,947

Richard Unglick, Rock Around, Photography

Richard Unglick

Rock Around, 2020
9.4 x 14.2 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$71

Monika Nowak, Pure Vanity, Photography

Monika Nowak

Pure Vanity, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,299

Stefanie Schneider, Little Darlings (Till Death do us Part), Photography

Stefanie Schneider

Little Darlings (Till Death do us Part), 2008
7.9 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$495

Liu Bolin, Hiding in North Korea - The Theater Mural, Photography

Liu Bolin

Hiding in North Korea - The Theater Mural, 2018
26.8 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$11,789

Grzegorz Sikorski, Am i overdressed again?, Photography

Grzegorz Sikorski

Am i overdressed again?, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$224

Joseph Ó Riagáin, Distant Skies #82, Photography

Joseph Ó Riagáin

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

$472

Kristin Hart, DESERT GARDEN - AQUAMARINE, Photography

Kristin Hart

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

$1,600

Heike Bohnstengel, Roy's Motel and Cafe, Mojave, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

Roy's Motel and Cafe, Mojave, 2016
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$578

Ivan Butorac, Spray Can #9, Photography

Ivan Butorac

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

$450

Sylvie Castioni, Léa Seydoux BAD, Photography

Sylvie Castioni

Léa Seydoux BAD, 2016
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$3,537

Elena Raceala, Beyond the window, Photography

Elena Raceala

Beyond the window, 2019
24 x 36 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,202

Gwenaël Bollinger, Ricochets, Lac Léman Suisse, Photography

Gwenaël Bollinger

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

$731

Mario Pascual Cámara, Snow on the mountain, Photography

Mario Pascual Cámara

Snow on the mountain, 2008
23.4 x 41.7 inch
Photography

$1,533

Nadia Ferroukhi, Chine-Les Moso_Yunnan, Photography

Nadia Ferroukhi

Chine-Les Moso_Yunnan, 2008
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,061

Luz, En confiance, Photography

Luz

En confiance, 2011
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Photography

$1,049

Nic Notion, Speramus Meliora 1, Photography

Nic Notion

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

$1,500

Clemente Vergara, The Getty, Photography

Clemente Vergara

The Getty, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$460

Paradox'Art, Face à face, Photography

Paradox'Art

Face à face, 2016
11.8 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$460

Theo Arno, Barrios 25, Photography

Theo Arno

Barrios 25, 2020
17.7 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$200

Eric Chauvet, New.York 34, Photography

Eric Chauvet

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

$200

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

$2,358

Simon Yung, Vies.Vues (1014168), Photography

Simon Yung

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

$200

Maria Martin, Hombre Ordinaire 13, Photography

Maria Martin

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

$200

Ivaylo Stoimenov, Yellow Flower, Photography

Ivaylo Stoimenov

Yellow Flower, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,474

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

$648

Tim Klein, The Nun, Photography

Tim Klein

The Nun, 2004
40 x 40 x 1 inch
Photography

$8,000

Bruce Andrew Block, Tidal Sand Patterns, Photography

Bruce Andrew Block

Tidal Sand Patterns, 2021
26.4 x 39.8 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$1,886

Claire Giraudeau, Urbain brutalisme, Photography

Claire Giraudeau

Urbain brutalisme, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$424 $472

Anthony Horth, Carnaval Colour Sensation, Photography

Anthony Horth

Carnaval Colour Sensation, 2017
24 x 20 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$740

Alexandre Henry, Jeux d'enfants, Photography

Alexandre Henry

Jeux d'enfants, 2020
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Photography

$589

Paméla Maria, IJhorst 3, Photography

Paméla Maria

IJhorst 3, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 1 inch
Photography

$884

Didier Fournet, Hong Kong Footing, Photography

Didier Fournet

Hong Kong Footing, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Photography

$5,836

Adam Starr, Hey Ma, Photography

Adam Starr

Hey Ma, 2019
15.7 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$5,659

Pierre Boulat, Noce dans le Berry, L'épreuve du feu, gage de longévité, Photography

Pierre Boulat

Noce dans le Berry, L'épreuve du feu, gage de longévité, 1945
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$884

Thibaud 1981, S.5.2, Photography

Thibaud 1981

S.5.2, 2021
31.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$766

Marick, Archi bois, Photography

Marick

Archi bois, 2018
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$401

Jérôme Revon, J0nOne Jacket 1, Photography

Jérôme Revon

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

$4,951

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

$1,061

Steve Maudet, Lilia Plouguerneau, Photography

Steve Maudet

Lilia Plouguerneau, 2021
19.7 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$141

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

$3,773

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

Hassan Hajjaj

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

$20,042

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

Thierry Genay

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

$2,299

Our recommendations Gerry Cranham, White Hart Lane, Photography

Gerry Cranham

White Hart Lane, 1964
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,768

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

Bernard Pras

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

$5,659

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

$813

Our recommendations Patrick Rubinstein, Ahava Pop yellow, Photography

Patrick Rubinstein

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

$4,951

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

Uwe Ommer, Total, Photography

Uwe Ommer

Total, 1965
16 x 20 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,500

Our recommendations James Sparshatt, Ensayo, Photography

James Sparshatt

Ensayo, 2004
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,102

Our recommendations Barry Cawston, Eclipse motel, Photography

Barry Cawston

Eclipse motel, 2018
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,872

Our recommendations John Kenny, Kashi, Photography

John Kenny

Kashi, 2014
26.4 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,356

Our recommendations Lucien Clergue, Picasso Preside la Corrida - Frejus, 1962, Photography

Lucien Clergue

Picasso Preside la Corrida - Frejus, 1962, 1962
18 x 22 inch
Photography

$12,000

  • Discover the selection of our experts

Need more inspiration? Get your personalized selection today