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Conceptual Photography

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
Photography

$3,194

Antonio Briceño, We from Series: I Am We - The Endless Journey, Photography

Antonio Briceño

We from Series: I Am We - The Endless Journey, 2020
8.9 x 29.5 inch
Photography

$964

Sandra Gonçalves, Pandemic - 09, Photography

Sandra Gonçalves

Pandemic - 09, 2020
19.3 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$1,266

Osher Partovi, Black Magic, Photography

Osher Partovi

Black Magic, 2019
39.4 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,411

Patrick  Van der Elst, L'homme-objet, Photography

Patrick Van der Elst

L'homme-objet, 2021
33.5 x 44.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,652

Our recommendations Gelitin, Hase, Photography

Gelitin

Hase, 2014
9.4 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Photography

$2,591

Songlin Ji, Manger la montagne no.1, Photography

Songlin Ji

Manger la montagne no.1, 2020
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,205

Basilio Giangreco, This is not a starry night, Photography

Basilio Giangreco

This is not a starry night, 2020
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Photography

$133

Axel Cournac, Les Amours d'Yvette, Photography

Axel Cournac

Les Amours d'Yvette, 2020
11.8 x 7.9 inch
Photography

$96

Pierre Lan, Beauté de la résilience #2, Photography

Pierre Lan

Beauté de la résilience #2, 2020
19.7 x 29.9 inch
Photography

$1,025

Pauline Anne, Banana Roots, Photography

Pauline Anne

Banana Roots, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$157

Yasuo Kiyonaga, Identity02, Photography

Yasuo Kiyonaga

Identity02, 2020
39.4 x 27.6 x 1.4 inch
Photography

$2,170

Présence Panchounette, PP est de Bordeaux comme DADA de Zurich, Photography

Présence Panchounette

PP est de Bordeaux comme DADA de Zurich, 1976
19.3 x 23.2 x 0.8 inch
Photography

10,000 - $ 15,000

Fernand Léger, La preuve que l'homme descend du singe, Photography

Fernand Léger

La preuve que l'homme descend du singe, 1916
5.9 x 3.9 inch
Photography

$14,464

Martin Parr, Strawberry Fields, Photography

Martin Parr

Strawberry Fields, 2008
8.5 x 11.5 inch
Photography

$1,000

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
Photography

$1,446

Our recommendations Sarah Moon, Nevermind, Photography

Sarah Moon

Nevermind, 1989
19.5 x 15.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$7,000

Shinji Nagabe, Objets saisis n07, Photography

Shinji Nagabe

Objets saisis n07, 2018
13.4 x 13.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$512

Roberta Fineberg, Modern Man, New York City, Photography

Roberta Fineberg

Modern Man, New York City, 2011
14 x 11 inch
Photography

$1,200

Marco Bulgarelli, Meditation, Denmark, Photography

Marco Bulgarelli

Meditation, Denmark, 2014
11 x 7.4 inch
Photography

$482

Dasha Pears, Doubt, Photography

Dasha Pears

Doubt, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$2,399

Raquel Pellicano, Belongings 1, Photography

Raquel Pellicano

Belongings 1, 2013
24 x 35.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,784

Julia Gat, Theodore, Nina and Jack, Photography

Julia Gat

Theodore, Nina and Jack, 2016
13 x 19 inch
Photography

$750

Clint McDowell, Intruder I, Photography

Clint McDowell

Intruder I, 2019
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,205

Emanuele Cucuzza, WhatEyeAm I, Photography

Emanuele Cucuzza

WhatEyeAm I, 2011
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,205

Jakub Pasierkiewicz, Natural resemblance I, Photography

Jakub Pasierkiewicz

Natural resemblance I, 2016
29.5 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,411

Issei Suda, Issei Suda, Ginzan Spa, Contemporary Japanese Photography, Photography

Issei Suda

Issei Suda, Ginzan Spa, Contemporary Japanese Photography, 1976
19 x 13 inch
Photography

$1,600

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
Photography

$2,170

David Tepper, After the Sundance, Photography

David Tepper

After the Sundance, 2016
19 x 13 x 0.5 inch
Photography

$380

Catherine Larré, Sans Titre, Photography

Catherine Larré

Sans Titre, 2008
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$2,411

Luana Fischer, La Luz, Photography

Luana Fischer

La Luz, 2017
27.6 x 27.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$482

Gábor Kerekes, Flat Iron - 'New York in 4' series, Photography

Gábor Kerekes

Flat Iron - 'New York in 4' series, 1998
9.1 x 5.9 inch
Photography

$1,928

Pierre Casbas, Clonage, Photography

Pierre Casbas

Clonage, 2019
16.5 x 23.4 inch
Photography

$229

Valerio Pellegrini, Noumeno, Photography

Valerio Pellegrini

Noumeno, 2017
27.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,085

Saf, Golden sparkles, Photography

Saf

Golden sparkles, 2020
331.1 x 468.1 inch
Photography

$1,673

Tokihiro Sato, Photo-respiration 1998 Yura #340, Photography

Tokihiro Sato

Photo-respiration 1998 Yura #340, 1998
13 x 19 inch
Photography

$1,500

Eikoh Hosoe, Breathing In the Spirit of Shohaku Soga, Asia, Contemporary Japanese Photography, Photography

Eikoh Hosoe

Breathing In the Spirit of Shohaku Soga, Asia, Contemporary Japanese Photography, 2003
19 x 13 inch
Photography

$1,600

Toshio Shibata, #189 Yunoyani Village, Nigata Prefecture, Contemporary Japanese Photography, Photography

Toshio Shibata

#189 Yunoyani Village, Nigata Prefecture, Contemporary Japanese Photography, 1989
13 x 19 inch
Photography

$1,500

Franz West, Platonic Moon, Photography

Franz West

Platonic Moon, 2003
11.8 x 16.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,808

Van de Camp & Heesterbeek, 2050-9, Photography

Van de Camp & Heesterbeek

2050-9, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$4,821

Melanie Sherman, Three Platters and two Vases with Fish, Grapes, Berries, Pomegranate, Deer Skull, Photography

Melanie Sherman

Three Platters and two Vases with Fish, Grapes, Berries, Pomegranate, Deer Skull, 2013
24 x 16 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,500

Florian Hunger-Pegof, 1972 My Love My Queen, Photography

Florian Hunger-Pegof

1972 My Love My Queen, 1972
9.4 x 7.1 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,350

Marina Gadonneix, Phénomènes, Untitled (Volcano eruption #7), Photography

Marina Gadonneix

Phénomènes, Untitled (Volcano eruption #7), 2019
11.4 x 8.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$169

Tracey Derrick, One in nine - Crysallis, Photography

Tracey Derrick

One in nine - Crysallis, 2009
11.8 x 17.7 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$542

Liliroze, Amor 14, Photography

Liliroze

Amor 14, 2017
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$868

Gabriel Fabre, Admirable, Photography

Gabriel Fabre

Admirable, 2010
25.6 x 36.6 x 0.6 inch
Photography

$2,798

Jean-Samuel Halifi, Homogénéisation, Photography

Jean-Samuel Halifi

Homogénéisation, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$844

Alessandro Rizzi, Theatre Translation #2, Photography

Alessandro Rizzi

Theatre Translation #2, 2013
24.8 x 33.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$8,678

Angela Grigolato, Vanitas 74, Photography

Angela Grigolato

Vanitas 74, 2019
53.9 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$3,495

Kevin Abosch, Rubedo-Citrinitas: In Transition, Photography

Kevin Abosch

Rubedo-Citrinitas: In Transition, 2016
44 x 44 inch
Photography

$75,000

Kai Schäfer, Pink Floyd The Wall, Photography

Kai Schäfer

Pink Floyd The Wall, 2012
50 x 59.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$13,138

Daniel and Geo Fuchs, Kill Bill, Photography

Daniel and Geo Fuchs

Kill Bill, 2005
57.1 x 70.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$22,298

Julia Buruleva, BePartOfArt - Color Therapy 02, Photography

Julia Buruleva

BePartOfArt - Color Therapy 02, 2021
39.4 x 26.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,652

Bernard Pras, Joker, Photography

Bernard Pras

Joker, 2021
33.9 x 41.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$6,027

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl collection - Press Conference, Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl collection - Press Conference, 2016
28.9 x 28.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$797

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection - White Label, Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection - White Label, 2014
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$565

Chema Madoz, Untitled, Photography

Chema Madoz

Untitled, 1982
23.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,194

Chema Madoz, Untitled, Photography

Chema Madoz

Untitled, 1985
23.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,194

Chema Madoz, Untitled, Photography

Chema Madoz

Untitled, 1986
23.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,194

Chema Madoz, Untitled, Photography

Chema Madoz

Untitled, 1988
23.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,194

Chema Madoz, Untitled, Photography

Chema Madoz

Untitled, 1986
23.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,194

Chema Madoz, Untitled, Photography

Chema Madoz

Untitled, 1987
23.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,194

Chema Madoz, Untitled, Photography

Chema Madoz

Untitled, 1987
23.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,194

Chema Madoz, Untitled, Photography

Chema Madoz

Untitled, 1987
23.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,194

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