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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 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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Larry Clark, Jonathan, Photography

Larry Clark

Jonathan, 2005 5 x 7 inch Photography

$468

Thandiwe Muriu, CAMO 49, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

CAMO 49, 2022 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch Photography

$6,243

Pierre Terrasson, ACDC Londres, Photography

Pierre Terrasson

ACDC Londres, 1982 15.7 x 19.7 inch Photography

$1,145

Heike Bohnstengel, Mojave Sunset, Joshua Tree, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

Mojave Sunset, Joshua Tree, 2016 25.6 x 25.6 x 0 inch Photography

$864

Brice Gelot, Feel good, Photography

Brice Gelot

Feel good, 2022 7.9 x 11.8 x 0 inch Photography

$312

Our recommendations Anthony Horth, Marisa French Vogue Studios 1970, Photography

Anthony Horth

Marisa French Vogue Studios 1970, 1970 11.8 x 9.8 x 0.1 inch Photography

$1,200

Stéphane Spach, Sans titre, Photography

Stéphane Spach

Sans titre, 2018 19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$936

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

David Pinegar

Don't make a pin cushion out of this big balloon, 2020 43.3 x 43.3 x 0.1 inch Photography

$1,769

Rodrigo, Healthymood, Photography

Rodrigo

Healthymood, 2019 9.3 x 14 x 0 inch Photography

$1,664

Teddy Peix, Cascade 1, Tokyo, Photography

Teddy Peix

Cascade 1, Tokyo, 2016 37.4 x 11 inch Photography

$936

Charlotte Abramow, Métamorphosis II, Photography

Charlotte Abramow

Métamorphosis II, 2015 15.7 x 23.6 inch Photography

$1,873

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

Richard Heeps

Palms, St Leonards-on-Sea, 2021 24 x 24 x 0 inch Photography

$740

Slim Aarons, Deauville Casino, Photography

Slim Aarons

Deauville Casino, 1970 11.8 x 15.7 inch Photography

$1,826

Romain Liverato, Ecume II, Photography

Romain Liverato

Ecume II, 2022 15.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch Photography

$1,561

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

JC Pratt

Nature(s) Maritime(s) 855, 2018 11.8 x 17.7 x 0.2 inch Photography

$156

Faie Davis, Hamar Women from Ethiopia, Photography

Faie Davis

Hamar Women from Ethiopia, 2017 24 x 20.1 x 0.1 inch Photography

$975

Dzovig Arnelian, Flower 19, Photography

Dzovig Arnelian

Flower 19, 2022 8.3 x 12.2 inch Photography

$200

Suzanne Moxhay, Rockery, Photography

Suzanne Moxhay

Rockery, 2019 39.2 x 33.5 x 0.2 inch Photography

$1,353

Lien Botha, Die safari was’n droom / Safari, Photography

Lien Botha

Die safari was’n droom / Safari, 2003 19.3 x 19.3 x 2 inch Photography

$1,249

Peter Teuschel, Bambera, Photography

Peter Teuschel

Bambera, 2022 31.5 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch Photography

$1,353

Sumit Mehndiratta, A Brand New Day, Photography

Sumit Mehndiratta

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

$1,093

Juliette Wegrzyk, seuil, Photography

Juliette Wegrzyk

seuil, 2015 23.6 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

$832

Our recommendations Mindaugas Gabrenas, In Mood, Montreux, Photography

Mindaugas Gabrenas

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

$832

Tommy Schultz, Best wave II, Photography

Tommy Schultz

Best wave II, 2016 19.7 x 29.5 x 0 inch Photography

$832

Karlexander, Jelly-stic fish, Photography

Karlexander

Jelly-stic fish, 2022 35.4 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch Photography

$1,249

Our recommendations Sven Pfrommer, Urban blur VII, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Urban blur VII, 2015 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch Photography

$1,967

Our recommendations Théo Gosselin, On the road again, Photography

Théo Gosselin

On the road again, 2022 7.9 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch Photography

$364

David Carey, Spontaneous glitch art 1, Photography

David Carey

Spontaneous glitch art 1, 2022 20.1 x 20.1 x 0 inch Photography

$260

Amanda Lomax, Love, Photography

Amanda Lomax

Love, 2018 24 x 36 x 1 inch Photography

$1,095

Giana De Dier, La cosecha, Photography

Giana De Dier

La cosecha, 2021 19.7 x 15 x 0.4 inch Photography

$1,873

Dasha Pears, Found, Photography

Dasha Pears

Found, 2021 27.6 x 18.5 x 0 inch Photography

$1,228

Gérard Rancinan, Batman Family Girl Dance, Photography

Gérard Rancinan

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

$41,622

Donna Carnahan, Praha, Czechia, Photography

Donna Carnahan

Praha, Czechia, 2015 24 x 36 x 1.5 inch Photography

$850

Philip Provily, Account manager, Photography

Philip Provily

Account manager, 1997 15.6 x 11.8 inch Photography

$832

Thierry Seldubuisson, Le bateau ivre, Photography

Thierry Seldubuisson

Le bateau ivre, 2020 59.1 x 39.4 inch Photography

$4,682

Joy Is outside, Menthe à l'eau, Photography

Joy Is outside

Menthe à l'eau, 2022 27.6 x 39.4 inch Photography

$936

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

Leah Desmousseaux

34° 33’ 15" N 38° 16’ 00" E, 2020 43.3 x 66.9 x 1.6 inch Photography

$3,642

Julie Peiffer, Jardin du musée des beaux arts, Photography

Julie Peiffer

Jardin du musée des beaux arts, 2018 23.9 x 35.8 inch Photography

$1,056

Ellie Sass (Sassayiannis), Earthy Delights, Photography

Ellie Sass (Sassayiannis)

Earthy Delights, 2022 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

$832

Clara Delaporte, La Course, Photography

Clara Delaporte

La Course, 2020 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch Photography

$1,041

Jean-Christophe Béchet, Jura, Photography

Jean-Christophe Béchet

Jura, 2021 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch Photography

$718

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

Nathan Soulez-Larivière

In the wake of a giant, Tadoussac, 2019 20.1 x 35.4 inch Photography

$520

Frank Diamond, Surface, Photography

Frank Diamond

Surface, 2022 19.7 x 19.7 inch Photography

$312

Richard Dunkley, Two Riders, Photography

Richard Dunkley

Two Riders, 2022 16 x 20 x 1 inch Photography

$401

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

Anna Levesh

City Rumors #15 - City Rumors Series, 2020 18.4 x 13.8 inch Photography

$1,093

Kristin Hart, Palm Beach, Photography

Kristin Hart

Palm Beach, 2022 48 x 32 x 1 inch Photography

$2,010

Sara Hoummady, Jugement, Photography

Sara Hoummady

Jugement, 2020 35.4 x 23.6 x 2 inch Photography

$676

Regis Lesieur, Coucher de soleil à L'îlot Fourneau 03, Photography

Regis Lesieur

Coucher de soleil à L'îlot Fourneau 03, 2022 29.7 x 70.9 x 0.1 inch Photography

$8,324

Giuseppe Marani, Dreaming of the Dawn, Photography

Giuseppe Marani

Dreaming of the Dawn, 2010 31.5 x 59.1 x 0.1 inch Photography

$1,873

Tommy Kwak, Morning 2 (Montauk, NY), Photography

Tommy Kwak

Morning 2 (Montauk, NY), 2019 30 x 40 x 0.5 inch Photography

$1,740

Ben B, Actinosus, Photography

Ben B

Actinosus, 2022 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch Photography

$198

Agathe Toman, _Blue #005, Photography

Agathe Toman

_Blue #005, 2022 32.3 x 24.4 x 0 inch Photography

$832

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

Iskra Blagoeva

A true friend stabs you in the face, 2012 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.1 inch Photography

$520

Vava Venezia, My world is all Pink, Photography

Vava Venezia

My world is all Pink, 2019 27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch Photography

$1,249

Hervé Pezzini, Arrêt, Photography

Hervé Pezzini

Arrêt, 2022 19.7 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch Photography

$519 $442

Paola Dávila, 28° 14' 34.127’’N, 114° 6' 44.679’’W-12, Photography

Paola Dávila

28° 14' 34.127’’N, 114° 6' 44.679’’W-12, 2022 15 x 22 x 0.1 inch Photography

$1,500

Paul J Bucknall, Tree by the Ocean, Photography

Paul J Bucknall

Tree by the Ocean, 2019 24 x 16 x 0.1 inch Photography

$709

Aldéhy, Wanted, Photography

Aldéhy

Wanted, 2022 11.4 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch Photography

$229

Elena Raceala, Confessions of a woman, Photography

Elena Raceala

Confessions of a woman, 2022 24 x 30 x 0.1 inch Photography

$687

Dee Weingarden, Pandemic Panic The Unvaccinated #3, Photography

Dee Weingarden

Pandemic Panic The Unvaccinated #3, 2022 12 x 12 inch Photography

$800

Thomas Ruff, Flower.s_10 (Flowers), Photography

Thomas Ruff

Flower.s_10 (Flowers), 2020 27.6 x 23.6 inch Photography

$2,705

Marie-jeanne Hoffner, Mies Unfolded, Photography

Marie-jeanne Hoffner

Mies Unfolded, 2021 78.7 x 52 inch Photography

$624

Christophe Dabreau, Fontaine Publique, Photography

Christophe Dabreau

Fontaine Publique, 2022 17.7 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch Photography

$177

Our recommendations Charly Desoubry, Mr DZ, Photography

Charly Desoubry

Mr DZ, 2017 19.7 x 35.4 x 0.2 inch Photography

$624

Amandine Angenard, Lac de Bonlieu, Photography

Amandine Angenard

Lac de Bonlieu, 2021 23.6 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch Photography

$302

Thomas Crauwels, Cervin forme parfaite, Photography

Thomas Crauwels

Cervin forme parfaite, 2020 39.4 x 59.1 x 0.4 inch Photography

$4,162

Larry Snider, Woman, Photography

Larry Snider

Woman, 1984 17.7 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch Photography

$624

Archie Geotina, APING'S JOY, Photography

Archie Geotina

APING'S JOY, 2022 24 x 35 inch Photography

$690

Emilie Esther M, Numéro 2, Photography

Emilie Esther M

Numéro 2, 2019 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch Photography

$364

Our recommendations Robyn Beeche, Tamara 111, Photography

Robyn Beeche

Tamara 111, 1980 56.7 x 56.7 x 0 inch Photography

$5,203

Our recommendations Brian McKee, Afghanistan, Photography

Brian McKee

Afghanistan, 2003 49.6 x 63.4 x 0 inch Photography

$2,601

Robin Cerutti, Les marches, Photography

Robin Cerutti

Les marches, 2018 29.9 x 44.9 inch Photography

$4,682

Pia Kintrup, The branch, Photography

Pia Kintrup

The branch, 2022 39.4 x 26 x 1.2 inch Photography

$3,538

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