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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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Dominique Jullien, Rive embrasée, Photography

Dominique Jullien

Rive embrasée, 2020
5.1 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$395 $439

Jérémie Lenoir, Salt Lake, Photography

Jérémie Lenoir

Salt Lake, 2015
47.2 x 47.2 inch


Robert Charles Mann, Solargraph 20180621-13, Photography

Robert Charles Mann

Solargraph 20180621-13, 2018
23.6 x 33.1 inch


Thomas Dellert, TRANZ-ition. Drag Warhol, Photography

Thomas Dellert

TRANZ-ition. Drag Warhol, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch


Heike Bohnstengel, Valley of fire, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

Valley of fire, 2015
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Ben Goossens (BEL), Coiled, Photography

Ben Goossens (BEL)

Coiled, 2020
16 x 20 inch

$903 $1,004

Richard Unglick, Van Gogh, Photography

Richard Unglick

Van Gogh, 2019
9.4 x 14.2 x 0.4 inch


Icy & Sot, The New American Flag, Photography

Icy & Sot

The New American Flag, 2019
29.9 x 44.9 inch


Bogdan Boev, Winter Robin II, Photography

Bogdan Boev

Winter Robin II, 2019
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch


Sandrine Darcos, Amazing Sunset Croisette Cannes, Photography

Sandrine Darcos

Amazing Sunset Croisette Cannes, 2019
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Martin Parker, Chincherinchee, Photography

Martin Parker

Chincherinchee, 2019
29.9 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch


Leticia Felgueroso, Trafalgar, Photography

Leticia Felgueroso

Trafalgar, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova, On the Kitchen Table 1, Photography

Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova

On the Kitchen Table 1, 2020
35.4 x 53.1 inch


Catherine Balet, Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #120 (Damage vintage portrait trend), Photography

Catherine Balet

Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #120 (Damage vintage portrait trend), 2016
11.8 x 9.4 x 1.6 inch


Stefanie Schneider, Burning Treasure (Stage of Consciousness), Photography

Stefanie Schneider

Burning Treasure (Stage of Consciousness), 2007
8.3 x 12.2 x 0.4 inch


César Ordóñez, Ashimoto. Ashimoto series, Photography

César Ordóñez

Ashimoto. Ashimoto series, 2007
12.6 x 18.5 inch


Sander Schilthuizen, Holocaust Memorial #1, Photography

Sander Schilthuizen

Holocaust Memorial #1, 2018
39.4 x 59.1 x 0.1 inch


Andy Julia, Ambrosia, Photography

Andy Julia

Ambrosia, 2016
41.3 x 29.5 x 2 inch


Eduard Boev, Fireworks of colours, Photography

Eduard Boev

Fireworks of colours, 2020
24 x 30 x 1 inch


Michel Ajerstejn, No art people, Photography

Michel Ajerstejn

No art people, 2013
29.5 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch


NumericEric, Minimal modern 1, Photography


Minimal modern 1, 2016
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Hicham Gardaf, The Red Square #1, Photography

Hicham Gardaf

The Red Square #1, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Kamil Vojnar, White horse, Photography

Kamil Vojnar

White horse, 2020
7.7 x 11 x 0.6 inch


Lexova, Planet, Photography


Planet, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Jean-Marc Stoeffler, Le penseur et l'appliqué, Photography

Jean-Marc Stoeffler

Le penseur et l'appliqué, 2019
14.6 x 18.5 x 0.4 inch


Max Lévine, Quiétude à l'horizon, Photography

Max Lévine

Quiétude à l'horizon, 2020
31.1 x 47.2 x 0 inch


Julie Pontaut, (É)Corse 1, Photography

Julie Pontaut

(É)Corse 1, 2013
23.6 x 15.7 inch


Bruno Paget, San Francisco Bay bridge #1, Photography

Bruno Paget

San Francisco Bay bridge #1, 2013
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.1 inch


Peggy J., Toxic world, Photography

Peggy J.

Toxic world, 2020
14.4 x 14.4 x 0.1 inch


Mihály Demeczky, Alps VIII, Slovakia, Photography

Mihály Demeczky

Alps VIII, Slovakia, 2016
7.1 x 11 inch


David Tatin, Cosmos #01, Photography

David Tatin

Cosmos #01, 2019
23.6 x 35.4 inch

< $ 2,500

Pascale Lander, Là, Photography

Pascale Lander

Là, 2014
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Stas Makarov, Atlas's Foot, Photography

Stas Makarov

Atlas's Foot, 2004
25.6 x 31.5 inch


Paul-Louis Leger, Elephant, Photography

Paul-Louis Leger

Elephant, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Fredneg, Luminographie 1, Photography


Luminographie 1, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Wally Sanetra, Chic! C'est le bronx, Photography

Wally Sanetra

Chic! C'est le bronx, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch


Aleksandr Riabenkii, Tea with ice, Photography

Aleksandr Riabenkii

Tea with ice, 2016
31.5 x 35.4 x 0.2 inch


Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - The Hole, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

Sans Titre - The Hole, 2015
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch


Nicolas Silberfaden, Sunset, Photography

Nicolas Silberfaden

Sunset, 2015
39.4 x 31.5 x 2 inch


Our recommendations Lidia Benavides, Melting drop great bliss, Photography

Lidia Benavides

Melting drop great bliss, 2016
40.6 x 39.4 x 3.1 inch


Romain Rivière, House Plate Red, Photography

Romain Rivière

House Plate Red, 2013
19.7 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch


Jamie Nelson, Scarlett's Little Helpers, Photography

Jamie Nelson

Scarlett's Little Helpers, 2013
20.9 x 31.5 inch


Mathieu Hémon, La Retraite, Photography

Mathieu Hémon

La Retraite, 2017
35.4 x 23.6 inch


Pierre Cordier, Chimigramme 26/8/77 III „Minimal Photography“, Photography

Pierre Cordier

Chimigramme 26/8/77 III „Minimal Photography“, 1977
19.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch


Véronique Khammisouk, Sans Titre, série Food porn, Photography

Véronique Khammisouk

Sans Titre, série Food porn, 2018
15.7 x 10.4 inch


Marko Righo, Hawkins, Photography

Marko Righo

Hawkins, 2014
24.8 x 24.8 x 7.1 inch


Laurence Kourcia, Petites danseuses de Bharatanatyam, danse indienne traditionnelle du sud de l'Inde, Kerala, Photography

Laurence Kourcia

Petites danseuses de Bharatanatyam, danse indienne traditionnelle du sud de l'Inde, Kerala, 2018
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Kartonn, Paris 01, Photography


Paris 01, 2008
23.6 x 35.4 inch


Franck Doat, Chanel Autrement, Photography

Franck Doat

Chanel Autrement, 2017
11.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch


Thomas Dellert, TRANZ-ition Golden Girl Andy, Photography

Thomas Dellert

TRANZ-ition Golden Girl Andy, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch


Thomas Dellert, TRANZ-ition. Andy Flower Power, Photography

Thomas Dellert

TRANZ-ition. Andy Flower Power, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch


Mauren Brodbeck, Sans titre 002 : Loyalland serie, Photography

Mauren Brodbeck

Sans titre 002 : Loyalland serie, 2014
11.8 x 9.8 inch


Elise Vincent, Fonte - série univers oniriques intérieurs, Photography

Elise Vincent

Fonte - série univers oniriques intérieurs, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch


Michal Zahornacky, Curves #40, Photography

Michal Zahornacky

Curves #40, 2019
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch


Coralie Honnorat, Pyramide, Photography

Coralie Honnorat

Pyramide, 2019
7.1 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch


Coralie Honnorat, Incandescence, Photography

Coralie Honnorat

Incandescence, 2019
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Coralie Honnorat, Point de Vue, Photography

Coralie Honnorat

Point de Vue, 2020
7.1 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch


Lilia El Golli, Corruption(s) – La Plume, Photography

Lilia El Golli

Corruption(s) – La Plume, 2015
15.7 x 23.6 inch


Thierry Dubrunfaut, Flowers 5924 - Pavot, Photography

Thierry Dubrunfaut

Flowers 5924 - Pavot, 2020
23.2 x 15 x 3.5 inch


Thierry Dubrunfaut, Flowers 7678, Photography

Thierry Dubrunfaut

Flowers 7678, 2020
12.6 x 23.2 x 3.5 inch


Jacques Torregano, Julio Aparicio, portrait, Photography

Jacques Torregano

Julio Aparicio, portrait, 1991
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Samsofy, La vengeance du joker, Photography


La vengeance du joker, 2020
9.4 x 14.2 x 1.2 inch


Samsofy, Elton John, Photography


Elton John, 2020
9.4 x 14.2 x 0.2 inch

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Richard Heeps, Streets of Saigon, Photography

Richard Heeps

Streets of Saigon, 2016
31.5 x 63 x 2 inch


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