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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 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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Shine Huang, Rebirth II, Photography

Shine Huang

Rebirth II, 2018
20 x 16 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,800

Yann Merran, Murano, Photography

Yann Merran

Murano, 2010
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$830

Paméla Maria, IJhorst 3, Photography

Paméla Maria

IJhorst 3, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 1 inch
Photography

$889

Our recommendations Thomas Ruff, Substrat 31 III, Photography

Thomas Ruff

Substrat 31 III, 2021
13.4 x 20.1 inch
Photography

$3,320

James Godman, 070425, Photography

James Godman

070425, 2007
36 x 36 inch
Photography

$1,543

Basilio Giangreco, This is not a starry night, Photography

Basilio Giangreco

This is not a starry night, 2020
10.2 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$130

Our recommendations Madeleine Gross, Rainbow Boat Scene, Photography

Madeleine Gross

Rainbow Boat Scene, 2020
18 x 12 x 1 inch
Photography

$2,000

Our recommendations Christophe Gadea, Kiwi, Photography

Christophe Gadea

Kiwi, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,067

Arthur Hent, Self-Portrait 20.62, Photography

Arthur Hent

Self-Portrait 20.62, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 1 inch
Photography

$711

Petr Strnad, Circle Grammar #2, Photography

Petr Strnad

Circle Grammar #2, 2021
18 x 17.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$320

Hein Gravenhorst, Light Reflex - Rotation 5, Photography

Hein Gravenhorst

Light Reflex - Rotation 5, 1965
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$1,779

Patrick Chappert-Gaujal, Sans titre, Photography

Patrick Chappert-Gaujal

Sans titre, 2018
37 x 29.1 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,016

Sjaak Korsten, Hide 1, Photography

Sjaak Korsten

Hide 1, 2017
33.5 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,897

Serigne Niang, Purple and blue flowers, Photography

Serigne Niang

Purple and blue flowers, 2021
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$462

Maureen J Haldeman, Defining Shadows IV, Photography

Maureen J Haldeman

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

$750

Fabrice Quignette, Toys for kids 1, Photography

Fabrice Quignette

Toys for kids 1, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$735

Anna Laza, Metaphysical Body Landscape #4, Photography

Anna Laza

Metaphysical Body Landscape #4, 2018
11.4 x 20.9 inch
Photography

$1,174

Marcel Antelo, Hanami #3, Photography

Marcel Antelo

Hanami #3, 2012
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$1,387

Saf, Golden sparkles, Photography

Saf

Golden sparkles, 2020
331.1 x 468.1 inch
Photography

$1,658

Rachel Wolfe, Ruisseau Holocene I, Photography

Rachel Wolfe

Ruisseau Holocene I, 2019
19.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$547

Michael Alan, Essential Workers, Photography

Michael Alan

Essential Workers, 2020
11 x 14 x 0.04 inch
Photography

$2,800

Fei Wang, Si, Photography

Fei Wang

Si, 2021
23.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,281 $1,423

Abraham Calero, I., Photography

Abraham Calero

I., 2021
39.4 x 26 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$3,557

Sandra Gonçalves, Chaos - 01, Photography

Sandra Gonçalves

Chaos - 01, 2020
15.7 x 27.6 inch
Photography

$1,008

Raynald Najosky, Akvo - 01, Photography

Raynald Najosky

Akvo - 01, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,067

Personne, Jeudi des cendres, Photography

Personne

Jeudi des cendres, 2021
6.9 x 9.1 x 0 inch
Photography

$107

GK Austin II, Stone Series 1, Photography

GK Austin II

Stone Series 1, 2020
30 x 20 x 1 inch
Photography

$3,800

Mohamed Yakub, Oculus Series 225, Photography

Mohamed Yakub

Oculus Series 225, 2021
24 x 41 inch
Photography

$2,500

Carter Mull, Pascal’s Wager (Dream of a Perfect Life), Photography

Carter Mull

Pascal’s Wager (Dream of a Perfect Life), 2004
25 x 32.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$8,000

Ellen Carey, Dings and Shadows Diptych, Photography

Ellen Carey

Dings and Shadows Diptych, 2016
28 x 24.25 x 1 inch
Photography

$12,900

Monique Wender, Zapping 7, Photography

Monique Wender

Zapping 7, 1989
39.4 x 20.1 inch
Photography

$3,201

Shine Huang, Rebirth III, Photography

Shine Huang

Rebirth III, 2018
20 x 16 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,800

Shine Huang, Rebirth I, Photography

Shine Huang

Rebirth I, 2018
20 x 16 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,800

Shine Huang, Artichoke II, Photography

Shine Huang

Artichoke II, 2018
20 x 16 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,800

Shine Huang, Artichoke I, Photography

Shine Huang

Artichoke I, 2018
20 x 16 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,800

Shine Huang, Interstellar III, Photography

Shine Huang

Interstellar III, 2019
42 x 42 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$5,800

Shine Huang, Interstellar II, Photography

Shine Huang

Interstellar II, 2019
42 x 42 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$5,800

Shine Huang, Interstellar, Photography

Shine Huang

Interstellar, 2019
42 x 42 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$5,800

Shine Huang, Book of Faith, From series “Carry the Ocean”, Photography

Shine Huang

Book of Faith, From series “Carry the Ocean”, 2017
32 x 40 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$3,500

Richard Heeps, Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Chartreuse Yellow Six (inky blue), Photography

Richard Heeps

Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Chartreuse Yellow Six (inky blue), 2017
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$491

Richard Heeps, Dice Series, Yellow Six (Inky Blue), Photography

Richard Heeps

Dice Series, Yellow Six (Inky Blue), 2017
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$491

Our recommendations Derrick Ofosu Boateng, You are one in a melon 1, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

You are one in a melon 1, 2020
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,727

Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Untitled, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Untitled, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$818

Derrick Ofosu Boateng, You are one in a melon 2, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

You are one in a melon 2, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$818

Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Untilted, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Untilted, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$818

Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Untilted, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Untilted, 2021
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,727

Derrick Ofosu Boateng, A new decade, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

A new decade, 2021
35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$2,727

Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Untilted, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Untilted, 2021
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,727

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection 'R7', Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection 'R7', 2020
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$561

Heidler & Heeps, Dice Series, Green Two, Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Dice Series, Green Two, 2017
23 x 23 x 0 inch
Photography

$491

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection 'LTD. ED. Vinyl', Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection 'LTD. ED. Vinyl', 2015
28.9 x 28.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$792

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection 'Red Recording', Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection 'Red Recording', 2017
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$561

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202124, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202124, 2020
70.9 x 45.3 inch
Photography

$7,433

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202021, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202021, 2021
31.5 x 118.1 inch
Photography

$8,415

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202167, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202167, 2020
70.9 x 45.3 inch
Photography

$7,433

Miguel Winograd, Pared el Palmar, Photography

Miguel Winograd

Pared el Palmar, 2019
14 x 11 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$500

Emanuele Ravagnani, Insatiabilités #6, Photography

Emanuele Ravagnani

Insatiabilités #6, 2020
4.3 x 3.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$379

Jason Engelund, Be Becoming, Photography

Jason Engelund

Be Becoming, 2021
30 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$2,244

Jason Engelund, Go, Photography

Jason Engelund

Go, 2021
20 x 16 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,192

Jason Engelund, View, Photography

Jason Engelund

View, 2021
14 x 11 x 0 inch
Photography

$842

Jason Engelund, Colors, Photography

Jason Engelund

Colors, 2021
14 x 11 x 0 inch
Photography

$842

Sven Pfrommer, Singapore Blur V, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Singapore Blur V, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,122

Sven Pfrommer, Singapore Blur III, Photography

Sven Pfrommer

Singapore Blur III, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,122

Jérémie Lenoir, Salt Lake, Photography

Jérémie Lenoir

Salt Lake, 2015
47.2 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$5,573

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