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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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Juan Lamarca, Lamerick Neck, Photography

Juan Lamarca

Lamerick Neck, 2015
64 x 49 x 0.1 inch


Samsofy, Exorciste, Photography


Exorciste, 2019
23.6 x 23.6 x 1 inch


Zakari Babel, Épreuve 8, Photography

Zakari Babel

Épreuve 8, 2015
9.4 x 14.2 x 0.2 inch


John Kenny, Merayun, Photography

John Kenny

Merayun, 2019
26.4 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch


Nobuyoshi Araki, Sans Titre, Photography

Nobuyoshi Araki

Sans Titre, 2000
4.3 x 3.5 inch


Bernard Reignier, Cavalcade, Photography

Bernard Reignier

Cavalcade, 2019
20.5 x 20.5 x 0.4 inch


Yagazie Emezi, When Did A Piece Fall Off #1, Photography

Yagazie Emezi

When Did A Piece Fall Off #1, 2016
23.4 x 33.1 inch


Rapainú, Éxtimo Presente - Inv01, Photography


Éxtimo Presente - Inv01, 2020
23.6 x 33.5 x 0 inch


Stéphane Martin, Hydrocarbure, Photography

Stéphane Martin

Hydrocarbure, 2018
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Joël Cadiou, Enfants de pêcheurs, Photography

Joël Cadiou

Enfants de pêcheurs, 2002
11.4 x 16.9 inch


Lionel Morateur, Mort d'un clown, Photography

Lionel Morateur

Mort d'un clown, 2019
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.2 inch


Hans Silvester, Série Bench, Photography

Hans Silvester

Série Bench, 2017
23.2 x 35.4 inch


Matt Jukes, Across the sands I, Photography

Matt Jukes

Across the sands I, 2020
33.1 x 23.6 x 0 inch


Manfred Paul, Série : Pièces de mer de Castoul, Photography

Manfred Paul

Série : Pièces de mer de Castoul, 2011
19.7 x 23.6 inch


Our recommendations Faie Davis, Mahumbi girl with ungava hairstyle variation. Humbi. Angola, Photography

Faie Davis

Mahumbi girl with ungava hairstyle variation. Humbi. Angola, 2019
24 x 23 x 10.2 inch

$780 $975

Lauric Gourbal, Distillerie, Photography

Lauric Gourbal

Distillerie, 2017
31.5 x 47.2 x 0 inch


Prince Cartiee, Kwame 1, from the Afro Rangers Series, Photography

Prince Cartiee

Kwame 1, from the Afro Rangers Series, 2019
20 x 16 inch


Lisa Toboz, Family Tree, Photography

Lisa Toboz

Family Tree, 2019
7.9 x 9.8 x 0 inch


Veronica Vicente, Escrito en las hojas, 3, Photography

Veronica Vicente

Escrito en las hojas, 3, 2019
40.9 x 30.7 inch


A-MO, Bison, Photography


Bison, 2016
23.2 x 35 x 0.4 inch


Corinne Héraud, Miroir secret #33, Photography

Corinne Héraud

Miroir secret #33, 2015
27.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Hicham Gardaf, The Red Square #1, Photography

Hicham Gardaf

The Red Square #1, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Amel Benmohamed, Le penseur, Photography

Amel Benmohamed

Le penseur, 2017
27.6 x 42.9 inch


Joan Peris, Arquitectures, Terrats 224 b, Photography

Joan Peris

Arquitectures, Terrats 224 b, 2017
15.7 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Lubabetu Abubakar, Toke, Photography

Lubabetu Abubakar

Toke, 2017
7.9 x 6.7 inch


Bernard Rouan, Abysses, Photography

Bernard Rouan

Abysses, 2015
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch


Hector Adalid, Pianeta pluto, Photography

Hector Adalid

Pianeta pluto, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Yannick Fraud, Bristol - Hopscotch on Colston Street, Photography

Yannick Fraud

Bristol - Hopscotch on Colston Street, 2009
29.5 x 23.2 x 0.4 inch


Zaourar Hocine, Sacré Coeur, Photography

Zaourar Hocine

Sacré Coeur, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch


William Stewart, Venice #6, Photography

William Stewart

Venice #6, 2020
23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Véronique Durruty, Blue(s), paysage émotionnel 10, Photography

Véronique Durruty

Blue(s), paysage émotionnel 10, 2018
15.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch


Florence Sanz, Jungle, Photography

Florence Sanz

Jungle, 2015
29.5 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Romain Liverato, Dissolution, Photography

Romain Liverato

Dissolution, 2021
36.2 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch


Rita Saitta, Aries, Photography

Rita Saitta

Aries, 2015
18.1 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Pierre Sportolaro, Faut-il faire le voyage ?, Photography

Pierre Sportolaro

Faut-il faire le voyage ?, 2001
21.7 x 13 inch


Dimitri Mellos, El Malecon, Havana, Cuba, Photography

Dimitri Mellos

El Malecon, Havana, Cuba, 2008
23.6 x 35.4 inch


Carola De Armas, Chameleon - What’s Your Color Today?, Photography

Carola De Armas

Chameleon - What’s Your Color Today?, 2018
23.6 x 35.4 inch


Paco García, Coffee and oranges, Photography

Paco García

Coffee and oranges, 2004
11.8 x 7.9 inch


Helga Leunig, Children dancing amongst the embers, Photography

Helga Leunig

Children dancing amongst the embers, 2016
16.5 x 23.2 x 0.1 inch


James Sebright, Construction, Photography

James Sebright

Construction, 2012
16.9 x 24 inch


Gustavo Guinand, Audrey, Photography

Gustavo Guinand

Audrey, 2021
11 x 9.1 x 0.2 inch


Camille Shabestari, Tour du silence, Iran, Photography

Camille Shabestari

Tour du silence, Iran, 2018
15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch


Hugo G. Urrutia, Crossing Bridges, Photography

Hugo G. Urrutia

Crossing Bridges, 2013
31.9 x 48 x 2 inch


Edgar Lissel, Série: Natura facit saltus - bande continue, Photography

Edgar Lissel

Série: Natura facit saltus - bande continue, 2017
35.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Else Vinæs, Historisher Miniatur 01, Photography

Else Vinæs

Historisher Miniatur 01, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Guilherme Zawa, Matiemémoire #7, Photography

Guilherme Zawa

Matiemémoire #7, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch


Paolo Giordano, Cut, Photography

Paolo Giordano

Cut, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 inch


Gemmy Woud Binnendijk, When The Clock Stops Ticking, Photography

Gemmy Woud Binnendijk

When The Clock Stops Ticking, 2021
39 x 30 x 5 inch


Jean-Marc Sanchez, Alone, Photography

Jean-Marc Sanchez

Alone, 2015
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Corinne Mariaud, Trophée ME2. Série trophées, Photography

Corinne Mariaud

Trophée ME2. Série trophées, 2013
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.9 inch


Elise Ortiou Campion, Instant Suspendu #1, Photography

Elise Ortiou Campion

Instant Suspendu #1, 2010
29.5 x 44.1 inch


Monch, Tout doit disparaître, Photography


Tout doit disparaître, 2015
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Sylvie Teissier, Serie entAilles 01, Photography

Sylvie Teissier

Serie entAilles 01, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Afsaneh Poloei, Untitled, Photography

Afsaneh Poloei

Untitled, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch


Franck Vogel, Colorado River Sunset, Photography

Franck Vogel

Colorado River Sunset, 2015
19.7 x 29.5 inch


Peter Mitchell, Deux dames inconnues. Leeds, Photography

Peter Mitchell

Deux dames inconnues. Leeds, 1976
13.8 x 13.8 inch


Florent Cordier, Arnault U, Photography

Florent Cordier

Arnault U, 2016
23.8 x 15.9 inch


Baudoin, Angèle, Barbès, 18e arrondissement, Photography


Angèle, Barbès, 18e arrondissement, 2006
9.4 x 9.4 x 1.2 inch


Petros Efstathiadis, Bomb, Photography

Petros Efstathiadis

Bomb, 2016
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Nicolas (Baghir) Maslowski, PNC #447-517, Photography

Nicolas (Baghir) Maslowski

PNC #447-517, 2017
18.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch


Jean Le Gac, Le peintre en visite chez des amis, Photography

Jean Le Gac

Le peintre en visite chez des amis, 2000
22.8 x 18.9 x 0.4 inch


Forough Yavari, The Courtesan, Photography

Forough Yavari

The Courtesan, 2016
40 x 32 x 1 inch


Philong Sovan, Two Security Guards, Photography

Philong Sovan

Two Security Guards, 2010
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch


Sandrine Paumelle, Nous nous retrouvions là, Photography

Sandrine Paumelle

Nous nous retrouvions là, 2015
21.3 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch


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