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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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Doris Day & Rock Hudson during the filming of "Pillow Talk", Bob Willoughby

Doris Day & Rock Hudson during the filming of "Pillow Talk"

Bob Willoughby

Photography - 20 x 20 inch

$1,945

Generation X, first gig at the Roxy on the doorstep of the Roxy, Covent Garden, London 1977, Sheila Rock

Generation X, first gig at the Roxy on the doorstep of the Roxy, Covent Garden, London 1977

Sheila Rock

Photography - 16 x 20 inch

$1,433

A Glass of Whiskey (The Girl behind the White Picket Fence), Stefanie Schneider

A Glass of Whiskey (The Girl behind the White Picket Fence)

Stefanie Schneider

Photography - 7.9 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$205 $184

Blue Pearl, Rodrigo

Blue Pearl

Rodrigo

Photography - 10.5 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$1,637

Queen, Group Portrait Studio Shoot, London, Michael Putland

Queen, Group Portrait Studio Shoot, London

Michael Putland

Photography - 16 x 20 inch

$1,126

Pigment, sweat and nothing else... III, Gersony Silva

Pigment, sweat and nothing else... III

Gersony Silva

Photography - 47.2 x 31.1 x 0.4 inch

$2,047

Paradis perdu 02 - série portraits de femmes, Stéphane Vereecken

Paradis perdu 02 - série portraits de femmes

Stéphane Vereecken

Photography - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,177

Blue Blondie, Mick Rock

Blue Blondie

Mick Rock

Photography - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$2,021

Plougrescant la maison entre les rochers, Didier Cormillot

Plougrescant la maison entre les rochers

Didier Cormillot

Photography - 19.7 x 27.6 x 2 inch

$890

Three Palms, Clacton-on-Sea, Richard Heeps

Three Palms, Clacton-on-Sea

Richard Heeps

Photography - 25 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$584

Nisha, New Orleans, Les Schmidt

Nisha, New Orleans

Les Schmidt

Photography - 45 x 30 x 0.2 inch

$1,845

The Drunken Beauty, Chinese opera 1, Diane Vo Ngoc

The Drunken Beauty, Chinese opera 1

Diane Vo Ngoc

Photography - 4.3 x 3.3 x 0 inch

$1,331

Orange you glad you asked, Amanda Lomax

Orange you glad you asked

Amanda Lomax

Photography - 24 x 36 x 1 inch

$833

Lumina # 202211, Paul Snell

Lumina # 202211

Paul Snell

Photography - 66.9 x 3.3 x 3.9 inch

$5,898

L’araignée arborescente, Rémy Gaudron

L’araignée arborescente

Rémy Gaudron

Photography - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0.8 inch

$154

Screaming, JXD1S

Screaming

JXD1S

Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$113

Rio sem cor #21 - Rio de Janeiro series, Joaquim Nabuco

Rio sem cor #21 - Rio de Janeiro series

Joaquim Nabuco

Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 inch

$5,118

Keep the Peace (CND soldiers) - Banksy, Steve Lazarides

Keep the Peace (CND soldiers) - Banksy

Steve Lazarides

Photography - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$1,525

Goodness all around can’t you see, Christa David

Goodness all around can’t you see

Christa David

Photography - 10 x 9 x 0.1 inch

$1,945

David Bowie "The Protector", Markus Klinko

David Bowie "The Protector"

Markus Klinko

Photography - 24 x 20 x 1 inch

$9,643

Hemerocallis No.06, Till Leeser

Hemerocallis No.06

Till Leeser

Photography - 23.6 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$819

Mystique and the lifeguards, Clotilde.MJ

Mystique and the lifeguards

Clotilde.MJ

Photography - 17 x 24.4 x 0.1 inch

$583