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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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Chema Madoz, Untitled, Photography

Chema Madoz

Untitled, 1987
23.6 x 19.7 inch


Detlev Schneider, Nenneh Cherry, Photography

Detlev Schneider

Nenneh Cherry, 1996
19.7 x 15.7 inch


Jan Saudek, Ost und West, 1945, Photography

Jan Saudek

Ost und West, 1945, 1998
8 x 5.9 inch


Frantisek Drtikol, 2 women with bouquet of roses, Photography

Frantisek Drtikol

2 women with bouquet of roses, 1919
10.2 x 7.5 inch


Eliška Bartek, Untitled (10). From series: Secret Photography - Cliché Verre and Photograms, Photography

Eliška Bartek

Untitled (10). From series: Secret Photography - Cliché Verre and Photograms, 2010
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Stephane Charpentier, 481-01, Photography

Stephane Charpentier

481-01, 2012
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch


Suki Da, No title (No 20), Photography

Suki Da

No title (No 20), 2018
35.8 x 24 x 0 inch


Mihaela Ivanova, Winter wind II, Photography

Mihaela Ivanova

Winter wind II, 2012
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Wang XiaoZhou, Fleur 5, Photography

Wang XiaoZhou

Fleur 5, 2017
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Claudio Palmieri, Figura Fitomorfa, Photography

Claudio Palmieri

Figura Fitomorfa, 2006
38.2 x 29.5 x 0.1 inch


Sonac, Le Lama en Urbex, Photography


Le Lama en Urbex, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 inch


Christophe Battifero, Under the Bridge, Photography

Christophe Battifero

Under the Bridge, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Bastien Bonnarme, Fred David - Dolphin Bodysurf, Photography

Bastien Bonnarme

Fred David - Dolphin Bodysurf, 2017
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch

$1,627 $1,808

Tenesh Webber, Passing Through 1, Photography

Tenesh Webber

Passing Through 1, 2021
20 x 20 inch


Olivier Semon, Riding boots, Photography

Olivier Semon

Riding boots, 2015
23.6 x 23.6 inch


Michel Di Maggio, Poséidon (Christophe Charbonnel), Photography

Michel Di Maggio

Poséidon (Christophe Charbonnel), 2018
43.3 x 37 x 2 inch


Luc Médrinal, 1 km² (livre d'artiste), Photography

Luc Médrinal

1 km² (livre d'artiste), 2016
7.1 x 7.1 x 1 inch


Valentina Murabito, Illusion Study no. 1, Photography

Valentina Murabito

Illusion Study no. 1, 2019
14.2 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch


James Sparshatt, El amor, Photography

James Sparshatt

El amor, 2002
15.7 x 19.7 inch


George Barris, Car Montage (1962), Photography

George Barris

Car Montage (1962), 1987
24 x 26 x 0.4 inch


Alexia Tailleur, Paris II, Photography

Alexia Tailleur

Paris II, 2018
43.3 x 21.7 inch


Alain Daussin, Nun, Photography

Alain Daussin

Nun, 2019
15.7 x 19.7 inch


Guy Thouvignon, Sous le soleil exactement, Photography

Guy Thouvignon

Sous le soleil exactement, 2016
16.5 x 11 x 0.4 inch


Just Jaeckin, Bardot - L'enchanteresse (1969), Photography

Just Jaeckin

Bardot - L'enchanteresse (1969), 2014
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Joanna Chudy, Oblivion. Hidden identity., Photography

Joanna Chudy

Oblivion. Hidden identity., 2019
19.7 x 23.6 inch


Osiris Cisneros Ortega, From the series All we have, Detour, Photography

Osiris Cisneros Ortega

From the series All we have, Detour, 2003
20 x 30 x 1 inch


Yann Merran, This is so Illegal, Photography

Yann Merran

This is so Illegal, 2010
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Warwick Saint, Neck Tattoo, Photography

Warwick Saint

Neck Tattoo, 2010
31 x 25 inch


Matthias Leupold, De la série : La beauté des femmes - ambiance de vacances, Photography

Matthias Leupold

De la série : La beauté des femmes - ambiance de vacances, 1995
9.4 x 7.1 inch


Dominique Leroy, Mère et fils. Singe. Inde du nord., Photography

Dominique Leroy

Mère et fils. Singe. Inde du nord., 2010
35.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations Malick Sidibé, Vue de dos, Photography

Malick Sidibé

Vue de dos, 2003
9.4 x 7.3 inch


Clément Decoster, Mickaël Jérémy - Série Corps de Ville, Photography

Clément Decoster

Mickaël Jérémy - Série Corps de Ville, 2019
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch


Ed Feingersh, Ambassador Monroe, Photography

Ed Feingersh

Ambassador Monroe, 2020
15.7 x 20.1 inch


D-A Woisard, Nuit Blanche, Photography

D-A Woisard

Nuit Blanche, 2006
19.7 x 15.7 inch


Hannibal Renberg, Les Jumelles au chapeau, Photography

Hannibal Renberg

Les Jumelles au chapeau, 2017
15.4 x 15.4 inch


Ramon Cornadó, Diàlegs amb la natura 01, Photography

Ramon Cornadó

Diàlegs amb la natura 01, 2018
16.9 x 11.4 inch


Hengki Koentjoro, Altitude 02, Photography

Hengki Koentjoro

Altitude 02, 2016
16.9 x 16.9 x 0 inch


KGM, Lost, Photography


Lost, 2018
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.3 inch


Alexander Benz, Look Look, Photography

Alexander Benz

Look Look, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Mar Sáez, Vera y Victoria #4, Photography

Mar Sáez

Vera y Victoria #4, 2015
18.5 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Our recommendations Guilherme Licurgo, Lost in The Fog, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Photography

Guilherme Licurgo

Lost in The Fog, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2010
23 x 35 inch


Tony Soulié, Sans titre, Photography

Tony Soulié

Sans titre, 2020
15.7 x 19.7 inch


Rafael Jacinto, Monument, Photography

Rafael Jacinto

Monument, 2015
22 x 78.7 x 0 inch


Our recommendations Thiago Barros, Wolf, Photography

Thiago Barros

Wolf, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch


Marina Mardas, Moon Study, Photography

Marina Mardas

Moon Study, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Gilles Mercier, Via Veneto #7, Photography

Gilles Mercier

Via Veneto #7, 2007
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


Marco Girolami, Spike Lee, Photography

Marco Girolami

Spike Lee, 1989
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Raquel Pellicano, Belongings 1, Photography

Raquel Pellicano

Belongings 1, 2013
24 x 35.8 x 0 inch


Gerard Boyer, La sombra de la nube, Photography

Gerard Boyer

La sombra de la nube, 2020
10.6 x 15 inch


Neil Massey, Untitled Series #4, Photography

Neil Massey

Untitled Series #4, 2014
28 x 42 inch


Paul J Bucknall, Interconnected Gondoliers, Photography

Paul J Bucknall

Interconnected Gondoliers, 2014
12 x 18 x 0.01 inch


Oriol Texidor, Manufactura 3, Photography

Oriol Texidor

Manufactura 3, 2008
15.7 x 19.7 x 2.8 inch


Black Sheep, The power of a smile, Photography

Black Sheep

The power of a smile, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Notte, Visite de Jean Michel Basquiat, Photography


Visite de Jean Michel Basquiat, 2019
7.1 x 5.1 inch


Hervé Gloaguen, Louis Armstrong, Paris, Photography

Hervé Gloaguen

Louis Armstrong, Paris, 1965
19.7 x 15.7 inch


Mairi-Luise Tabbakh, Eliane II, Photography

Mairi-Luise Tabbakh

Eliane II, 2009
9.4 x 11.8 inch


Robert Stieghorst, Two opinions one truth, Photography

Robert Stieghorst

Two opinions one truth, 2015
11.8 x 10.2 x 0.8 inch


Frank Worth, Grace Kelly (1959), Photography

Frank Worth

Grace Kelly (1959), 1991
19.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch


Bernat García Chamorro, Camino de Santiago 1, Photography

Bernat García Chamorro

Camino de Santiago 1, 2016
7.9 x 7.9 inch


Tiphaine Popesco, Untitled (Marilou), Photography

Tiphaine Popesco

Untitled (Marilou), 2006
19.7 x 23.6 inch


Leo Matiz, The Poligon, Photography

Leo Matiz

The Poligon, 1950
13 x 8.5 x 0.1 inch


Marta María Pérez Bravo, Amuleto- B&W Photograph Portrait of the artist Framed, Photography

Marta María Pérez Bravo

Amuleto- B&W Photograph Portrait of the artist Framed, 1991
19.25 x 15.25 inch


Roger Humbert, Série: photographie concrète numérique - IMG_2148 31.05.2012, Photography

Roger Humbert

Série: photographie concrète numérique - IMG_2148 31.05.2012, 2012
11.8 x 9.4 inch


Laurent Bertrais, Untitled 4, Photography

Laurent Bertrais

Untitled 4, 2015
15.7 x 23.6 inch


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