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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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Patrick Rubinstein, Mona's dots, Photography

Patrick Rubinstein

Mona's dots, 2021
44.5 x 44.5 inch


Derrick Ofosu Boateng, A new decade, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

A new decade, 2021
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Jean-Claude Byandb, According to Hokusai, Photography

Jean-Claude Byandb

According to Hokusai, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Lucia Tallová, Paris Diary, Photography

Lucia Tallová

Paris Diary, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Sylvain Ruffier, Au fil des défilés, Photography

Sylvain Ruffier

Au fil des défilés, 2019
13 x 9.8 inch


Hélène Guetary, Arbres Vivants, de la série 'Hypnopompia' [polaroid unique], Photography

Hélène Guetary

Arbres Vivants, de la série 'Hypnopompia' [polaroid unique], 1986
23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 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


Tabitha Soren, Panic Beach, Photography

Tabitha Soren

Panic Beach, 2011
20 x 30 inch


Kristin Sjaarda, Dark Dahlia Beppe, Photography

Kristin Sjaarda

Dark Dahlia Beppe, 2021
50 x 35 x 2 inch


Gina Vor, Prussian Blue 4, Photography

Gina Vor

Prussian Blue 4, 2020
11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch


Théo Gosselin, Lost and Found, Photography

Théo Gosselin

Lost and Found, 2019
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations Gelitin, Hase, Photography


Hase, 2014
9.4 x 31.5 x 2 inch


Angeles Peña, Hielos de San Rafael (Patagonia), Photography

Angeles Peña

Hielos de San Rafael (Patagonia), 2015
39 x 27.5 x 0.1 inch


Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Project for a Public Building's Packaging, Photography

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Project for a Public Building's Packaging, 1971
21.3 x 27.6 x 0.1 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


Lucien Clergue, Maïs, Le Marais D'Arles, Photography

Lucien Clergue

Maïs, Le Marais D'Arles, 1960
9.9 x 6.5 x 0.1 inch


Robert Longo, A Single Frame, Photography

Robert Longo

A Single Frame, 1995
8.1 x 10 x 0.1 inch


Richard Caldicott, Chance/Fall (4), Photography

Richard Caldicott

Chance/Fall (4), 2010
50 x 40.2 inch


Aurélie Sarramon, Sans titre 12, Photography

Aurélie Sarramon

Sans titre 12, 2016
14.2 x 9.4 inch


Jacques Bosser, Calintz, Photography

Jacques Bosser

Calintz, 2009
31.5 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch


Tenesh Webber, Spiral II, Photography

Tenesh Webber

Spiral II, 2001
20 x 20 inch


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

Ivan Argote

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


Ka Xiaoxi, Windy Girls, Photography

Ka Xiaoxi

Windy Girls, 2012
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch


Seb Janiak, Gravity liquid 58 (Large), Photography

Seb Janiak

Gravity liquid 58 (Large), 2015
63 x 49.4 inch


Jean-Loup Gautreau, Agnès Varda - Les plages d'Agnès, Photography

Jean-Loup Gautreau

Agnès Varda - Les plages d'Agnès, 2008
11.8 x 15.7 inch


Zahrin Kahlo, Kelaa, Photography

Zahrin Kahlo

Kelaa, 2015
23.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch


John Yuyi, Pay 3, Photography

John Yuyi

Pay 3, 2018
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch


Yuki Onodera, Below Orpheus I. The Missing Person No. 3, Photography

Yuki Onodera

Below Orpheus I. The Missing Person No. 3, 2006
57.9 x 47.2 x 0.2 inch


Rodrigo, Healthy, Photography


Healthy, 2019
8.3 x 11.7 x 0.1 inch


Gianfranco Pezzot, VIII: The Unselfconsciousness Of Eros, Photography

Gianfranco Pezzot

VIII: The Unselfconsciousness Of Eros, 2017
94.5 x 70.9 inch


Shinya Nakazato, No.32, Photography

Shinya Nakazato

No.32, 2016
31.5 x 26.8 inch


Yoriyas, The eyes of Niqab, Photography


The eyes of Niqab, 2016
35.4 x 23.6 inch


Our recommendations Priscilla Beccari, La chute et le chien, Photography

Priscilla Beccari

La chute et le chien, 2012
15.7 x 23.6 inch


Arturo Fermandois, Éclipse, Photography

Arturo Fermandois

Éclipse, 2017
15.7 x 19.7 inch


Pierre Lan, Beauté de la résilience #2, Photography

Pierre Lan

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


Mario Schifano, Mario Schifano, Photography

Mario Schifano

Mario Schifano, 1970
27.6 x 39.4 x 0 inch


Matteo Basilè, Game Lover, Olympic Games Beijing, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Game Lover, Olympic Games Beijing, 2008
37.2 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Zhao Bandi, No smoking, Photography

Zhao Bandi

No smoking, 1999
19.7 x 19.7 inch


James Godman, 070425, Photography

James Godman

070425, 2007
36 x 36 inch


Su Yang, A Strange Encounter, Photography

Su Yang

A Strange Encounter, 2017
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch


Urs Lüthi, Un’isola nell’aria, Photography

Urs Lüthi

Un’isola nell’aria, 1975
19.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch


Demian Schopf, Jukumari y su Pay, Photography

Demian Schopf

Jukumari y su Pay, 2011
19.7 x 29.5 inch


Samira Sabulis, Two Pomegranates, Photography

Samira Sabulis

Two Pomegranates, 2021
24 x 39.8 inch


Martin Parker, Chincherinchee, Photography

Martin Parker

Chincherinchee, 2019
29.9 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch


Gregory Crewdson, Production Still (Oak Street 02), Photography

Gregory Crewdson

Production Still (Oak Street 02), 2008
22 x 17 inch


Bettino Craxi, Zitouna Mosque, Photography

Bettino Craxi

Zitouna Mosque, 1994
19.3 x 20.9 x 0.2 inch


Gérard Allaguillemette, Immobilités #04, Photography

Gérard Allaguillemette

Immobilités #04, 2019
7.9 x 59.1 x 0.1 inch


Andoche Praudel, Arbre seul, Photography

Andoche Praudel

Arbre seul, 2015
13.8 x 13.8 inch


Jurgen Schadeberg, Botswana Beer Festival, Photography

Jurgen Schadeberg

Botswana Beer Festival, 1973
18.5 x 23.6 inch


Alexia Tailleur, Paris II, Photography

Alexia Tailleur

Paris II, 2018
43.3 x 21.7 inch


Jiang Zhi, Rainbow series (no 1-6) plus video, Photography

Jiang Zhi

Rainbow series (no 1-6) plus video, 2006
31.5 x 47.2 x 0 inch


Yuyang Liu, Alone on Flight, Photography

Yuyang Liu

Alone on Flight, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Kohey Kanno, Invisible Memories #2, Photography

Kohey Kanno

Invisible Memories #2, 2018
23.4 x 16.5 x 1.6 inch


Helmut Newton, Père Lachaise, Paris 1977, Photography

Helmut Newton

Père Lachaise, Paris 1977, 1980
16.1 x 10.6 inch


Xurxo Gómez-Chao, A temporalidade da paisaxe I, Photography

Xurxo Gómez-Chao

A temporalidade da paisaxe I, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Pierre-Emmanuel Rastoin, Green and Bunker, Photography

Pierre-Emmanuel Rastoin

Green and Bunker, 2011
23.6 x 31.5 x 0 inch


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


George Barris, Feelin' the Surf (1962), Photography

George Barris

Feelin' the Surf (1962), 1987
26.8 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch


Michael K. Yamaoka, The Red Bench, Photography

Michael K. Yamaoka

The Red Bench, 2016
36 x 24 x 0.1 inch


Beata Bieniak, Flying Circus, Photography

Beata Bieniak

Flying Circus, 2011
18 x 16 inch


Bernard Plossu, Sans titre 3, Photography

Bernard Plossu

Sans titre 3, 1988
5.1 x 7.1 inch


Tony Soulié, Sans titre, Photography

Tony Soulié

Sans titre, 2020
15.7 x 19.7 inch


Kevin Westenberg, Bowie on Stage, Photography

Kevin Westenberg

Bowie on Stage, 2020
59.8 x 39.8 inch


Nick Veasey, 1948 Mercury Surfer, Photography

Nick Veasey

1948 Mercury Surfer, 2021
21 x 42.5 x 2 inch

5,000 - $ 10,000

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