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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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Serge Hamad, Temporal Perception #125, Photography

Serge Hamad

Temporal Perception #125, 2019
45 x 60 inch


Lionel le Jeune, Méditerranée, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Méditerranée, 2021
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch


David Tesinsky, YES, Prague, Photography

David Tesinsky

YES, Prague, 2019
7.4 x 11 inch


Aline Isoard, Fenêtre sur route GF12-2015, Photography

Aline Isoard

Fenêtre sur route GF12-2015, 2015
36.2 x 36.2 x 0.4 inch


Marco Bulgarelli, Meditation, Denmark, Photography

Marco Bulgarelli

Meditation, Denmark, 2014
11 x 7.4 inch

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Edmund Sumner, House N, Photography

Edmund Sumner

House N, 2008
16.9 x 23.6 x 0 inch


Bert Alan, Hide and Sick, Photography

Bert Alan

Hide and Sick, 2020
15 x 10 inch


Anne-Sophie Granjon, Les promeneurs, Photography

Anne-Sophie Granjon

Les promeneurs, 2015
43.7 x 29.9 x 2 inch


Jacques Renoir, Dentelles de vagues - n° I/VI, Photography

Jacques Renoir

Dentelles de vagues - n° I/VI, 2016
22.8 x 15.2 inch


Muriel Bordier, Les maîtres nageurs, Photography

Muriel Bordier

Les maîtres nageurs, 2015
35.4 x 66.9 x 0.1 inch


Joëlle Acoulon, 24 février 2018, Photography

Joëlle Acoulon

24 février 2018, 2018
23.6 x 27.6 inch


Caroline Giraud Rachet, Nageuse, Photography

Caroline Giraud Rachet

Nageuse, 2018
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch


Ivan Argote, Horse (Paris, Pont Neuf), Photography

Ivan Argote

Horse (Paris, Pont Neuf), 2011
24.4 x 16.5 inch


Thierry Van Vreckem, Knokke dreams I, Photography

Thierry Van Vreckem

Knokke dreams I, 2015
39.4 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch


Philippe  Frisée, Sans titre, Photography

Philippe Frisée

Sans titre, 2017
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Daniel Nikolic, Melankolia N°44, Photography

Daniel Nikolic

Melankolia N°44, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Djamel Djebbour, Havane I, Photography

Djamel Djebbour

Havane I, 2015
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Slim Aarons, Nice Pool, Photography

Slim Aarons

Nice Pool, 1955
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.2 inch


CharlElie Couture, Manhattan Photo-Grafs, Photography

CharlElie Couture

Manhattan Photo-Grafs, 2009
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Jeremy Bernard, Haines, Photography

Jeremy Bernard

Haines, 2014
23.6 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Gilberto Perin, Tuneis, Photography

Gilberto Perin

Tuneis, 2012
15.7 x 23.6 inch


Pauline Anne, Banana Roots, Photography

Pauline Anne

Banana Roots, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Tony Frank, Patchwork Melody Nelson, Photography

Tony Frank

Patchwork Melody Nelson, 1971
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Michael K. Yamaoka, The Red Bench, Photography

Michael K. Yamaoka

The Red Bench, 2016
36 x 24 x 0.1 inch


Our recommendations Ralph Gibson, Vertical horizon #1, Photography

Ralph Gibson

Vertical horizon #1, 2016
44 x 32 inch


Our recommendations Cat Soubbotnik, Longueur d'ondes, Photography

Cat Soubbotnik

Longueur d'ondes, 2012
66.1 x 63 x 1.2 inch


Tony Soulié, Sans titre, Photography

Tony Soulié

Sans titre, 2020
15.7 x 19.7 inch


Adrien Ballanger, Hot Perfection, Photography

Adrien Ballanger

Hot Perfection, 2016
23.6 x 35.4 inch


Jakub Pasierkiewicz, The velvety dawn II, Photography

Jakub Pasierkiewicz

The velvety dawn II, 2015
26.8 x 38.6 x 0.1 inch


Carmen De Vos, Bambi Pang Pang - The Bride (Birth and Bees), Photography

Carmen De Vos

Bambi Pang Pang - The Bride (Birth and Bees), 2014
5.9 x 4.3 x 0.4 inch


Pieter Bauermeister, "I believe", Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

"I believe", 2007
33.1 x 46.5 x 0.4 inch


Jill Peters, Lone Paddle Boarder, Photography

Jill Peters

Lone Paddle Boarder, 2015
40 x 60 x 0.1 inch


Vincent Citot, L'annonciation (Islande), Photography

Vincent Citot

L'annonciation (Islande), 2018
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Geraldo Pestalozzi, Rebolada, Photography

Geraldo Pestalozzi

Rebolada, 2016
15.7 x 11.7 x 0.1 inch


Jacques Humbert, Sans titre, Photography

Jacques Humbert

Sans titre, 2019
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Yannick Fournié, Blue Mood 4, Photography

Yannick Fournié

Blue Mood 4, 2021
41.7 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch


Evfrosina Fros, Acquarius I, Photography

Evfrosina Fros

Acquarius I, 2003
55.1 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch


Justina Napiorkowska, Jump, Photography

Justina Napiorkowska

Jump, 2017
11.8 x 15.7 inch


Alejandra Carles-Tolra, The Shadows Of The Birds, Mission Hill, Photography

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

The Shadows Of The Birds, Mission Hill, 2012
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Pierre Radisic, Sans Titre, Photography

Pierre Radisic

Sans Titre, 2017
36.1 x 36.1 x 0 inch


Patrick Braoudé, Bord de mer, Photography

Patrick Braoudé

Bord de mer, 2017
5.1 x 5.1 inch


Giorgio Di Maio, Feminine / Milan, February 2018 #1, Photography

Giorgio Di Maio

Feminine / Milan, February 2018 #1, 2018
15.7 x 23.6 inch


Humberto Lemos, Imaginary landscape, Photography

Humberto Lemos

Imaginary landscape, 2020
28.9 x 43.3 x 0 inch


Our recommendations Richard Dunkley, Duo Dive, Photography

Richard Dunkley

Duo Dive, 2001
30 x 20 inch


Lawrence Schiller, Tippi Hedren & Alfred Hitchcock, Photography

Lawrence Schiller

Tippi Hedren & Alfred Hitchcock, 1963
15 x 18.9 x 0.1 inch


Mark MacKinnon, Polka Dots, Photography

Mark MacKinnon

Polka Dots, 2015
40.2 x 40.2 x 1.2 inch


Jessie Chaney, Crutch, Photography

Jessie Chaney

Crutch, 2019
45 x 30 inch


Patrick Bérubé, Wraparound, Photography

Patrick Bérubé

Wraparound, 2020
11.8 x 17.7 x 1.2 inch


Lexova, Planet, Photography


Planet, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Catherine Vasseur, Vision 1, Photography

Catherine Vasseur

Vision 1, 2019
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Murat Germen, Muta-Morphosis - Istanbul, Zincirlikuyu #01, Photography

Murat Germen

Muta-Morphosis - Istanbul, Zincirlikuyu #01, 2013
40.2 x 70.9 x 0.4 inch


Julien Monteiro, Sans titre nº1, Photography

Julien Monteiro

Sans titre nº1, 2016
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch


Olivier Grunewald, Rivière Pjorsa, Islande, Photography

Olivier Grunewald

Rivière Pjorsa, Islande, 2010
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


Beatrice Hug, Cloud, Photography

Beatrice Hug

Cloud, 2011
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Pascale Vallée, Carnaval 8 - Masque Vénitien, Photography

Pascale Vallée

Carnaval 8 - Masque Vénitien, 2017
15.7 x 10.2 x 0.2 inch


Sally Davies, Jesus Saves, Photography

Sally Davies

Jesus Saves, 2010
13 x 19 inch


Michael Portillo, Crystal Iceberg, Photography

Michael Portillo

Crystal Iceberg, 2019
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch


Bruno Fontana, Artefact 02 - Diptyque, Photography

Bruno Fontana

Artefact 02 - Diptyque, 2016
23.2 x 51.2 x 0.4 inch


Jacques LANGEVIN, Répression, place Tian'anmen, Pékin, Chine, Photography


Répression, place Tian'anmen, Pékin, Chine, 1989
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Albert Pepermans, Journal Brut 22, Photography

Albert Pepermans

Journal Brut 22, 2019
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch


Gilles Verneret, Jésus marche sur les eaux du lac de Tibériade, Photography

Gilles Verneret

Jésus marche sur les eaux du lac de Tibériade, 2010
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch


Gisela Gaffoglio, Mediodía, Photography

Gisela Gaffoglio

Mediodía, 2018
29.5 x 18.9 x 0.4 inch


Alícia Cohim, No title, Photography

Alícia Cohim

No title, 2020
16.5 x 11.7 x 0 inch


Sarah Caron, Série mode a lo cubano - "L'ange noir" - La Havane, Photography

Sarah Caron

Série mode a lo cubano - "L'ange noir" - La Havane, 2016
14.8 x 22.4 x 1.2 inch


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