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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.



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Our recommendations Kévin Couliau, Heaven Is A Playground, Photography

Kévin Couliau

Heaven Is A Playground, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 inch
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$2,679

Miguel Winograd, Bosque de Palmas, Toche, Photography

Miguel Winograd

Bosque de Palmas, Toche, 2021
43 x 36 x 0.1 inch
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Richard Heeps, Salt, Pepper and Vinegar, Clacton-on-Sea, Photography

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Salt, Pepper and Vinegar, Clacton-on-Sea, 2021
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch
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Joanna Chudy, Fragmentary memories or postcards from travel, Photography

Joanna Chudy

Fragmentary memories or postcards from travel, 2011
19.7 x 23.6 inch
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Kristin Hart, California color, Photography

Kristin Hart

California color, 2018
48 x 32 x 1 inch
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Heidler & Heeps, Tape Collection - Aila Purple, Photography

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Tape Collection - Aila Purple, 2021
23.6 x 37 x 2 inch
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Franck Doat, Collection "Chanel Autrement" / Chine impériale / n°1, Photography

Franck Doat

Collection "Chanel Autrement" / Chine impériale / n°1, 2022
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch
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$3,494

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202198, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202198, 2021
70.9 x 45.3 inch
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$7,385

Our recommendations JR, Clichy Sous Bois, Photography

JR

Clichy Sous Bois, 2006
18.1 x 24 inch
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Lucas Gallego, A luminous body I, Photography

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A luminous body I, 2020
13.8 x 27.6 x 0 inch
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$900

Our recommendations Nana SRT, Ballroom battle XI, Photography

Nana SRT

Ballroom battle XI, 2018
26.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
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$1,324

Jean-Pierre Fleury, Exoplanètes 1, Photography

Jean-Pierre Fleury

Exoplanètes 1, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 inch
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$1,817

Our recommendations Rodrigo, Dunk, Photography

Rodrigo

Dunk, 2018
9.1 x 14 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,862

Carolina Borrero, Impatiens II, From The series Invasive Gardens, Photography

Carolina Borrero

Impatiens II, From The series Invasive Gardens, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
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$400

Laura Joy Jourdan, Respiration, Photography

Laura Joy Jourdan

Respiration, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 inch
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$1,106

Clemente Vergara, Jerez Horse, Photography

Clemente Vergara

Jerez Horse, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 inch
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$454

David Van Dartel, Sil in het Duister II/Sil in the Dark II, Photography

David Van Dartel

Sil in het Duister II/Sil in the Dark II, 2020
19.3 x 13 inch
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$699

Yasuo Kiyonaga, Two Landscapes 45, Photography

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Two Landscapes 45, 2020
19 x 13 x 0 inch
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$932

Sven Pfrommer, Backstage IX, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Backstage IX, 2012
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
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$2,085

Adrianna MJW, Megève winter, Photography

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Megève winter, 2022
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
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$466

Our recommendations Bert Stern, Marilyn Laughing in Black Dress, Photography

Bert Stern

Marilyn Laughing in Black Dress, 2011
18.9 x 13 x 0.4 inch
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$2,318

Gabriel Dia, Burning, Photography

Gabriel Dia

Burning, 2020
23.6 x 15.7 inch
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$2,096

Heike Bohnstengel, Late Shadows, Twin Palms, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

Late Shadows, Twin Palms, 2015
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$460

Géraldine Rué, Beyrouth, 26ème étage, Photography

Géraldine Rué

Beyrouth, 26ème étage, 2015
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$1,048

Roberta Fineberg, Double Helix, Contemporary Color Photography, Photography

Roberta Fineberg

Double Helix, Contemporary Color Photography, 2021
13 x 19 inch
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$1,600

Larry Snider, Still Life (Flowers), Photography

Larry Snider

Still Life (Flowers), 2010
16 x 16 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$700

Our recommendations Faie Davis, Karo party person, Photography

Faie Davis

Karo party person, 2008
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
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$980

Elena Raceala, Long day's journey into tomorrow, Photography

Elena Raceala

Long day's journey into tomorrow, 2021
36 x 24 inch
Photography

$1,398

Jakub Pasierkiewicz, Shreds of Memory XVIII, Photography

Jakub Pasierkiewicz

Shreds of Memory XVIII, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
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$1,393 $1,254

Richard Dunkley, White Rose, Photography

Richard Dunkley

White Rose, 2006
20 x 16 x 1 inch
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$418

Karol Kállay, Stoh, Photography

Karol Kállay

Stoh, 1960
9.1 x 11.4 inch
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$3,378

Eric Chauvet, Mon Monde est Infini 1, Photography

Eric Chauvet

Mon Monde est Infini 1, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
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$198

Serge Hamad, Temporal Perception SF-5, Photography

Serge Hamad

Temporal Perception SF-5, 2017
30 x 60 x 0.1 inch
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Claude Cruz, Femme au short jaune, Photography

Claude Cruz

Femme au short jaune, 2022
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,631

Our recommendations Richard Gaylon, Straight to the Heart, Photography

Richard Gaylon

Straight to the Heart, 2018
45 x 30 x 0.1 inch
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$2,516

Mathieu Puga, Jenna, Photography

Mathieu Puga

Jenna, 2021
29.5 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$581

Franck Leclerc, Oblique Black, Photography

Franck Leclerc

Oblique Black, 2020
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch
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$1,747

Georges Saulterre, Argos, Photography

Georges Saulterre

Argos, 2021
11.8 x 17.7 x 0 inch
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$699

Our recommendations Charlotte Abramow, Rouge sur Blanc, Photography

Charlotte Abramow

Rouge sur Blanc, 2018
3.9 x 5.9 inch
Photography

$524

Alejandra Leon, The Unseen but Always Present, Photography

Alejandra Leon

The Unseen but Always Present, 2022
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,096

Maria Baranova, Water, Photography

Maria Baranova

Water, 2004
16.5 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,106

Cristina Matos-Albers, Chroma Morphose, Nº 7077, Photography

Cristina Matos-Albers

Chroma Morphose, Nº 7077, 2021
39.4 x 26 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,200

Our recommendations Edmund Sumner, Leaning Man, Photography

Edmund Sumner

Leaning Man, 2017
23.5 x 18.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,672

Irène Jonas, Cieux, de la série - Un été sans fin, Photography

Irène Jonas

Cieux, de la série - Un été sans fin, 2021
11.8 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,398

Leonard Freed, Italy, Snow at the Vatican, Photography

Leonard Freed

Italy, Snow at the Vatican, 1958
20 x 16 inch
Photography

$3,000

Marine Foissey, Toutes les fashion addicts se posent LA question mais que porter cet été, Photography

Marine Foissey

Toutes les fashion addicts se posent LA question mais que porter cet été, 2018
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
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$1,037

Our recommendations Kevin Jordan O'Shea, Untitled, Tokyo Japan., Photography

Kevin Jordan O'Shea

Untitled, Tokyo Japan., 2019
11.8 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$582

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

$804

Romain Liverato, La Forêt, Photography

Romain Liverato

La Forêt, 2022
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$699

Baptiste Tavernier, Windows, Photography

Baptiste Tavernier

Windows, 2022
33.1 x 26.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,912

Theo Arno, Vidas Huellas 65 - (ArtPrint Hahnemuehle 315g), Photography

Theo Arno

Vidas Huellas 65 - (ArtPrint Hahnemuehle 315g), 2021
17.7 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$198

Our recommendations Joost Wensveen, Blackrock, Photography

Joost Wensveen

Blackrock, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,737

Irina Bellaye BlanXs, Naked trees, Photography

Irina Bellaye BlanXs

Naked trees, 2021
15.7 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$932

Edu Danesi Renaud Colouer, The Eyes Never Lie, Photography

Edu Danesi Renaud Colouer

The Eyes Never Lie, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$7,571

Hadrien Durand-Baïssas, Hazy Soul, Photography

Hadrien Durand-Baïssas

Hazy Soul, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Photography

$466

Roxane Borujerdi, Sans titre, Photography

Roxane Borujerdi

Sans titre, 2010
18.1 x 27.6 inch
Photography

$2,912

Joséphine Leddet, Sans-titre #1, Photography

Joséphine Leddet

Sans-titre #1, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$582

Bogdan Kotewicz, Le Trompettiste, Photography

Bogdan Kotewicz

Le Trompettiste, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$955

Souan, Femme, Photography

Souan

Femme, 2022
13.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$460

Duane Michals, Magritte X 3, Photography

Duane Michals

Magritte X 3, 1965
11 x 13.2 inch
Photography

$9,900

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, 152 - Van Gogh, Photography

Bernard Pras

152 - Van Gogh, 2013
41.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$5,824

JC Pratt, Déplacement Dérogatoire 8, Photography

JC Pratt

Déplacement Dérogatoire 8, 2020
17.7 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$198

Julie Lagier, L'éveil, Photography

Julie Lagier

L'éveil, 2021
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$2,446

Our recommendations Feng Hatat, Solitude, Photography

Feng Hatat

Solitude, 2011
11.8 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$699

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