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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 I, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

$988

James Sparshatt, El campesino, Photography

James Sparshatt

El campesino, 2000
13.8 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$840

Hunter & Gatti, Lotophage, Photography

Hunter & Gatti

Lotophage, 2020
29.9 x 24 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$6,000

Mihaela Ivanova, We are the children who never grow up, Photography

Mihaela Ivanova

We are the children who never grow up, 2021
23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$663

Dora Franco, Hongos con cuerdas II. From "Bodegon" series, Photography

Dora Franco

Hongos con cuerdas II. From "Bodegon" series, 2021
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,750

Zoltan Gerliczki, Still Life with The Waren Cup 2, Photography

Zoltan Gerliczki

Still Life with The Waren Cup 2, 2019
31.5 x 25.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,200

Anne Eliayan et Christian Pic, Une île #5 "arbres dans la brume" n°21/30, Photography

Anne Eliayan et Christian Pic

Une île #5 "arbres dans la brume" n°21/30, 2021
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,084

Anne Eliayan et Christian Pic, Une île #2 "le pont" n°21/30, Photography

Anne Eliayan et Christian Pic

Une île #2 "le pont" n°21/30, 2021
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,747

Mikael Kenta, Mr Donut, Kind of blue, and V, Photography

Mikael Kenta

Mr Donut, Kind of blue, and V, 2016
41.33 x 110.1 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$9,300

Karol Kállay, Midtown Still-life, Photography

Karol Kállay

Midtown Still-life, 1965
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$1,446

Luca Artioli, Miami Abstractions 2 (B&W), Miami Stripes 2, and Miami Abstractions 2, Photography

Luca Artioli

Miami Abstractions 2 (B&W), Miami Stripes 2, and Miami Abstractions 2, 2016
45 x 148 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$11,000

Dasha & Mari, The Black Feather, Photography

Dasha & Mari

The Black Feather, 2019
17 x 14 inch
Photography

$1,446

Heike Bohnstengel, Textures, White Sands, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

Textures, White Sands, 2019
23.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$530

Grzegorz Sikorski, Bussiness Casual, Photography

Grzegorz Sikorski

Bussiness Casual, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$229

Sven Pfrommer, New York Color XXII, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

New York Color XXII, 2012
31.5 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,916

Pierrot Men, Série Soatanana Homme au chapeau blanc, Photography

Pierrot Men

Série Soatanana Homme au chapeau blanc, 1995
11.8 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,024

Our recommendations Alexander Benz, Outlook, Photography

Alexander Benz

Outlook, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$554

Marco Bulgarelli, Buddhist monastery, Bagan, Photography

Marco Bulgarelli

Buddhist monastery, Bagan, 2004
7.1 x 11 inch
Photography

$482

Irène Jonas, Sans titre 1, de la série "un été sans fin", Photography

Irène Jonas

Sans titre 1, de la série "un été sans fin", 2021
11.8 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,446

Fabrizio La Torre, 100th Anniversary Celebration Coffret # 11 - Hong Kong 1956 - Tiré à part # 1, Photography

Fabrizio La Torre

100th Anniversary Celebration Coffret # 11 - Hong Kong 1956 - Tiré à part # 1, 1956
16.5 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,554

Mathieu Puga, Aube de désir, Photography

Mathieu Puga

Aube de désir, 2021
29.5 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$601

Alain Marquina, Purple vine, Photography

Alain Marquina

Purple vine, 2020
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$964

Kristin Hart, Venice Beach - Fog, Photography

Kristin Hart

Venice Beach - Fog, 2019
36 x 24 x 1 inch
Photography

$1,500

Pierre et Gilles, Le doigt de dieu Etienne Daho, Photography

Pierre et Gilles

Le doigt de dieu Etienne Daho, 2017
9.8 x 7.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$5,422

Patrick Blanc, Ile de la Cité, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Ile de la Cité, 2019
27.6 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,687

Dasha Pears, Synesthetic Letters - A, Photography

Dasha Pears

Synesthetic Letters - A, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$819

Jerry Weber, Light Ride, Photography

Jerry Weber

Light Ride, 2020
16 x 20 x 0.25 inch
Photography

$760

Clara Delaporte, La pizza, Photography

Clara Delaporte

La pizza, 2019
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$361

Malick Sidibé, Mariage Youssoufi 21-12-68, Photography

Malick Sidibé

Mariage Youssoufi 21-12-68, 1968
12.6 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$4,217

Jean-Michel Berts, Chaises longues, Photography

Jean-Michel Berts

Chaises longues, 2017
42.9 x 42.9 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$5,404

Elena Raceala, To unknown, Photography

Elena Raceala

To unknown, 2021
24 x 36 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,095 $1,217

J. Marquette Romeu, Le vélo psychédélique, Photography

J. Marquette Romeu

Le vélo psychédélique, 2021
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$422

Brno Del Zou, Hommage à JPW, Photography

Brno Del Zou

Hommage à JPW, 2008
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Photography

$217

Maureen J Haldeman, Defining Shadows IV, Photography

Maureen J Haldeman

Defining Shadows IV, 2019
24 x 18 x 0.25 inch
Photography

$750

Tim Klein, Mountain Mist, Photography

Tim Klein

Mountain Mist, 2011
35.5 x 52.75 x 1 inch
Photography

$8,000

Maisha Marshallende, Frash-a-Dash, Photography

Maisha Marshallende

Frash-a-Dash, 2020
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,807

Gonçalo Martins, 58687, Photography

Gonçalo Martins

58687, 2013
7.5 x 7.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$120

Jessie Chaney, Aura, Photography

Jessie Chaney

Aura, 2020
20 x 30 x 0.25 inch
Photography

$1,250

James Fink, Boxes of Flowers, Photography

James Fink

Boxes of Flowers, 2020
20 x 16 x 0.25 inch
Photography

$850

Sebastian Wickeroth, Série matter / constant, Photography

Sebastian Wickeroth

Série matter / constant, 2021
19.1 x 14.4 inch
Photography

$4,337

Richard Unglik, Warhol, Photography

Richard Unglik

Warhol, 2012
39.4 x 36.6 x 1 inch
Photography

$2,200

Mikael Siirilä, Untitled (Stairs and dress), Photography

Mikael Siirilä

Untitled (Stairs and dress), 2018
11.8 x 9.4 inch
Photography

$301

Nathalie Gordon, Lost in Nostalgia #1, Photography

Nathalie Gordon

Lost in Nostalgia #1, 2021
36 x 48 inch
Photography

$3,000

Brian Otieno, Mathematics Corner, Photography

Brian Otieno

Mathematics Corner, 2020
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,084

James Chiew, Yosemite Sam, Photography

James Chiew

Yosemite Sam, 2020
31.5 x 70.9 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$5,964

Jörg Krichbaum, Step by Step - Tiré à part # 1, Photography

Jörg Krichbaum

Step by Step - Tiré à part # 1, 1973
16.5 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,108

Xavier B, Paris - Marseille, Photography

Xavier B

Paris - Marseille, 2020
39.4 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,169

D-A Woisard, Flashback, Photography

D-A Woisard

Flashback, 2011
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$964

Seydou Keita, Quatre femmes en camisole avec un bébé, Photography

Seydou Keita

Quatre femmes en camisole avec un bébé, 1965
7.1 x 5.1 inch
Photography

$1,958

Edouard Partoes, Hanoï street train, Photography

Edouard Partoes

Hanoï street train, 2018
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$819

Romain Liverato, Ecume, Photography

Romain Liverato

Ecume, 2021
27 x 40.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$904

Corinne Cavillac, Colombes A, Photography

Corinne Cavillac

Colombes A, 2017
59.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$2,169

Yener Torun, Corner Piece, Photography

Yener Torun

Corner Piece, 2018
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$3,530

Philippe Fabian, Jardins infinis, Photography

Philippe Fabian

Jardins infinis, 2021
39.4 x 55.1 inch
Photography

$6,024

Lara Alcantara, The last supper (Series of unfortunate fortunate events), Photography

Lara Alcantara

The last supper (Series of unfortunate fortunate events), 2020
43 x 47 x 2.5 inch
Photography

$5,500

Florent Cordier, Arnault U, Photography

Florent Cordier

Arnault U, 2016
23.8 x 15.9 inch
Photography

$1,446

Franz Winzinger, Christian Lattier Portrait, Photography

Franz Winzinger

Christian Lattier Portrait, 1953
6.9 x 6.5 inch
Photography

$827 $5,904

Catherine Larré, Sans Titre "Ouch", Photography

Catherine Larré

Sans Titre "Ouch", 2014
4.3 x 6.3 inch
Photography

$145

Raymond Duncan, Raymond Duncan Autoportrait Self-Portrait, Photography

Raymond Duncan

Raymond Duncan Autoportrait Self-Portrait, 1952
7.1 x 5.1 inch
Photography

$676 $3,554

Bernard Copeaux, Robot, Photography

Bernard Copeaux

Robot, 1967
15.7 x 11 inch
Photography

$454 $3,494

Christian Lattier, Masque, Photography

Christian Lattier

Masque, 1953
9.1 x 6.7 inch
Photography

$943 $3,494

Albert Féraud, Abstraction, Photography

Albert Féraud

Abstraction, 1970
15.7 x 11 inch
Photography

$804 $3,494

Our recommendations Samsofy, Brexit, Photography

Samsofy

Brexit, 2017
29.5 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$699

Gina Vor, Prussian Blue 4, Photography

Gina Vor

Prussian Blue 4, 2020
11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$119 $133

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