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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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Our recommendations James Sparshatt, La Linea, Photography

James Sparshatt

La Linea, 2004
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,385

Gonçalo Martins, D'Arens Cliff in Fog, Algarve, Photography

Gonçalo Martins

D'Arens Cliff in Fog, Algarve, 2012
7.5 x 7.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$138

Alexander Benz, Styled, Photography

Alexander Benz

Styled, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$577

Monica Denevan, Convergence, Photography

Monica Denevan

Convergence, 2011
34.3 x 34.3 inch
Photography

$4,373

Feng Hatat, Ombre et lumière III, Photography

Feng Hatat

Ombre et lumière III, 2014
18.9 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$565 $627

Pierrot Men, Mananara, Madagascar, 2014, Photography

Pierrot Men

Mananara, Madagascar, 2014, 2016
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Photography

$2,635

Tenesh Webber, Spiral II, Photography

Tenesh Webber

Spiral II, 2001
20 x 20 inch
Photography

$4,081

Ed Reddon, Banana leaves #10, Photography

Ed Reddon

Banana leaves #10, 2020
8.3 x 5.5 inch
Photography

$113

Mihaela Ivanova, Svyatibor, Photography

Mihaela Ivanova

Svyatibor, 2011
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$765

Sonac, Le Lama en Urbex, Photography

Sonac

Le Lama en Urbex, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,380

Christophe Battifero, Under the Bridge, Photography

Christophe Battifero

Under the Bridge, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$527

Michel Di Maggio, Poséidon (Christophe Charbonnel), Photography

Michel Di Maggio

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

$2,760

Bert Stern, Marilyn in Vogue (1962), Photography

Bert Stern

Marilyn in Vogue (1962), 2011
18.9 x 13 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,497

Claudio Palmieri, Figura Fitomorfa, Photography

Claudio Palmieri

Figura Fitomorfa, 2006
38.2 x 29.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$5,646

Valentina Murabito, Illusion Study no. 1, Photography

Valentina Murabito

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

$6,273

Alexia Tailleur, Paris II, Photography

Alexia Tailleur

Paris II, 2018
43.3 x 21.7 inch
Photography

$2,635

Luc Médrinal, Vu d'ici 1, Photography

Luc Médrinal

Vu d'ici 1, 2016
8.3 x 23.2 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$301

Olivier Semon, Riding boots, Photography

Olivier Semon

Riding boots, 2015
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,882

Suki Da, No title (No 11), from Captured series, Photography

Suki Da

No title (No 11), from Captured series, 2019
47.2 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,505

Yevgeniy Repiashenko, E-motion, Photography

Yevgeniy Repiashenko

E-motion, 2014
31.5 x 47.2 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,505

Our recommendations Tony Frank, Serge Gainsbourg dans sa bibliothèque rue de Verneuil, Photography

Tony Frank

Serge Gainsbourg dans sa bibliothèque rue de Verneuil, 1969
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$3,450

Sarah Moon, Tullamore, Photography

Sarah Moon

Tullamore, 1988
11.75 x 14.75 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$7,000

Malick Sidibé, Vue de dos, Photography

Malick Sidibé

Vue de dos, 2003
9.4 x 7.3 inch
Photography

$878

Our recommendations Brno Del Zou, Ailatan #2, Photography

Brno Del Zou

Ailatan #2, 2013
39.4 x 35.4 x 6.3 inch
Photography

$4,516

George Barris, Steve McQueen. En couple. Le script, Photography

George Barris

Steve McQueen. En couple. Le script, 1962
14.2 x 11 inch
Photography

$866

André de Dienes, Marilyn. La sortie de bain. (1945), Photography

André de Dienes

Marilyn. La sortie de bain. (1945), 2006
20.1 x 16.1 inch
Photography

$866

Willy Ronis, Le petit parisien, Photography

Willy Ronis

Le petit parisien, 1952
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

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KGM, Lost, Photography

KGM

Lost, 2018
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$326

Alain Daussin, Terrasse St Trop, Photography

Alain Daussin

Terrasse St Trop, 2005
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,242

Guy Thouvignon, Sous le soleil exactement, Photography

Guy Thouvignon

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

$376

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
Photography

$2,000

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

Just Jaeckin

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

$2,384

Ricky Cohete, Origins: from the Blanco series. Archival black and white Pigment print, Photography

Ricky Cohete

Origins: from the Blanco series. Archival black and white Pigment print, 2017
36 x 24 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,222

Hengki Koentjoro, Liquid Garden, Photography

Hengki Koentjoro

Liquid Garden, 2016
16.9 x 16.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,192

Tony Soulié, Sans titre, Photography

Tony Soulié

Sans titre, 2020
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,387

Black Sheep, Worth the Wait, Photography

Black Sheep

Worth the Wait, 2020
29.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$753

Warwick Saint, Neck Tattoo, Photography

Warwick Saint

Neck Tattoo, 2010
31 x 25 inch
Photography

$1,800

Bernard Rouan, Miles Davis souriant., Photography

Bernard Rouan

Miles Davis souriant., 2020
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$376

Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Candid Moment (1955), Photography

Ed Feingersh

Marilyn Candid Moment (1955), 2020
20.1 x 24 inch
Photography

$489

Sebastián Palomo Danko, Until The End, Photography

Sebastián Palomo Danko

Until The End, 2002
24 x 36 inch
Photography

$1,800

Oriol Texidor, Manufactura 3, Photography

Oriol Texidor

Manufactura 3, 2008
15.7 x 19.7 x 2.8 inch
Photography

$1,581

D-A Woisard, Dos #1, Photography

D-A Woisard

Dos #1, 2004
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$2,384

Glenn Varez, Brest airport, Photography

Glenn Varez

Brest airport, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$63

Notte, Visite de Jean Michel Basquiat, Photography

Notte

Visite de Jean Michel Basquiat, 2019
7.1 x 5.1 inch
Photography

$61

Joanna Chudy, Oblivion. Hidden identity., Photography

Joanna Chudy

Oblivion. Hidden identity., 2019
19.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$866

Paula Wilkins, Sleeping Beauty, Photography

Paula Wilkins

Sleeping Beauty, 2017
11.8 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$364

Clément Decoster, Inacio - Série Corps de Ville, Photography

Clément Decoster

Inacio - Série Corps de Ville, 2019
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$1,505

Bunny Yeager, Bettie Page Clutching Robe, Photography

Bunny Yeager

Bettie Page Clutching Robe, 2013
24 x 20 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$3,600 $4,000

Louis Blanc, TEstacEus, Photography

Louis Blanc

TEstacEus, 2011
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,258

Christopher Makos, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, Photography

Christopher Makos

Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, 1983
15 x 19 inch
Photography

$4,500

Dominique Zoladz, Sans titre, Photography

Dominique Zoladz

Sans titre, 2017
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,255

Hannibal Renberg, Les Jumelles au chapeau, Photography

Hannibal Renberg

Les Jumelles au chapeau, 2017
15.4 x 15.4 inch
Photography

$1,004

Jesse Willems, Pocketful of spring (Left), Photography

Jesse Willems

Pocketful of spring (Left), 2018
50 x 34.1 x 0 inch
Photography

$4,391

Hein Gravenhorst, Wellenelement multiple Rotation, Photography

Hein Gravenhorst

Wellenelement multiple Rotation, 1966
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$18,818

Stefanie Renoma, Junk Food (Large), Photography

Stefanie Renoma

Junk Food (Large), 2017
71 x 47.5 x 1 inch
Photography

$10,000

Paul J Bucknall, Tram Street, Photography

Paul J Bucknall

Tram Street, 2019
12 x 10 x 0.01 inch
Photography

$474

Leo Matiz, Frida Kahlo, Casa Azul Coyoacan, Photography

Leo Matiz

Frida Kahlo, Casa Azul Coyoacan, 1945
8.75 x 6.5 x 1 inch
Photography

$4,050 $4,500

Albert Watson, Waris, Maroc, Photography

Albert Watson

Waris, Maroc, 1993
23.75 x 19.88 inch
Photography

$10,000

Matthias Leupold, De la série : La beauté des femmes - Ceintures d'Aphrodite, Photography

Matthias Leupold

De la série : La beauté des femmes - Ceintures d'Aphrodite, 1995
7.9 x 5.9 inch
Photography

$1,505

Dominique Poilpré, Vieil Homme au Parapluie dans sa Barque, Photography

Dominique Poilpré

Vieil Homme au Parapluie dans sa Barque, 2005
31.5 x 45.3 inch
Photography

$6,900

Chema Madoz, Untitled, Photography

Chema Madoz

Untitled, 2003
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$6,461

Ramon Cornadó, Diàlegs amb la natura 01, Photography

Ramon Cornadó

Diàlegs amb la natura 01, 2018
16.9 x 11.4 inch
Photography

$602

Marie-Fa Lazzari, Du premier pas, Photography

Marie-Fa Lazzari

Du premier pas, 2016
16.5 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$401

Neil Massey, Untitled Series #4, Photography

Neil Massey

Untitled Series #4, 2014
28 x 42 inch
Photography

$1,093

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