• $ (USD)
  • Need some help

Surrealism

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

Read more

Saved search

Your search is accessible from the favorites tab > My favorite searches

Unsaved search

A problem occurred

Our recommendations Philippe Ramette, Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins: la carte, Photography

Philippe Ramette

Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins: la carte, 2006
39.4 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$12,762

Marie-Laure Vareilles, New York, Photography

Marie-Laure Vareilles

New York, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$3,853

Jorg Karg, Silent Loud Hunger, Photography

Jorg Karg

Silent Loud Hunger, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,926

Dariusz Klimczak, Hippohome, Photography

Dariusz Klimczak

Hippohome, 2012
18 x 16 inch
Photography

$867 $963

Baptiste Tavernier, Fish on Mars, Photography

Baptiste Tavernier

Fish on Mars, 2021
20.1 x 20.1 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$1,390

Laurence Winram, Contemplation, Photography

Laurence Winram

Contemplation, 2011
33.1 x 23.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$670

Rocío Verdejo, Crashroom 2, Photography

Rocío Verdejo

Crashroom 2, 2014
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,324

Dasha Pears, Doubt, Photography

Dasha Pears

Doubt, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$2,396

Plastic Jesus, Pat Down, Photography

Plastic Jesus

Pat Down, 2019
16 x 20 inch
Photography

$525

Dingo, Nuages , Photography

Dingo

Nuages , 1990
18.1 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,084

Condé Nast, Racked Desires, Photography

Condé Nast

Racked Desires, 2014
31.5 x 24 inch
Photography

$3,576

Louis Blanc, TEstacEus, Photography

Louis Blanc

TEstacEus, 2011
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,167

Hélène Guetary, Ondulée, de la série, 'Mode' [polaroid unique], Photography

Hélène Guetary

Ondulée, de la série, 'Mode' [polaroid unique], 1990
23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,010

David Tepper, After the Sundance, Photography

David Tepper

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

$380

Nicolas Tourte, Gift, Photography

Nicolas Tourte

Gift, 2012
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$2,408

Feng Hatat, Tamago 2, Photography

Feng Hatat

Tamago 2, 2014
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$722

Our recommendations Philippe Ramette, Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins: promenade irrationnelle, Photography

Philippe Ramette

Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins: promenade irrationnelle, 2006
39.4 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$12,762

Our recommendations Philippe Ramette, Promenade irrationnelle, Photography

Philippe Ramette

Promenade irrationnelle, 2003
39.4 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$12,762

Feng Kaixuan, Don de soi I, Photography

Feng Kaixuan

Don de soi I, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$4,936

Julie Lagier, Laisse moi rêver, Photography

Julie Lagier

Laisse moi rêver, 2019
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$3,612

Julie Lagier, Laisse moi rêver, Photography

Julie Lagier

Laisse moi rêver, 2019
35.4 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$3,311

Julie Lagier, Debout dans ma chute (série La chambre), Photography

Julie Lagier

Debout dans ma chute (série La chambre), 2020
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,505

Julie Lagier, Garde-Robe, Photography

Julie Lagier

Garde-Robe, 2019
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$3,130

Yasuo Kiyonaga, Japanese Life 08, Photography

Yasuo Kiyonaga

Japanese Life 08, 2020
9.8 x 47.2 x 1.5 inch
Photography

$1,806

Yasuo Kiyonaga, Japanese Life 07, Photography

Yasuo Kiyonaga

Japanese Life 07, 2020
9.8 x 47.2 x 1.5 inch
Photography

$1,806

Yasuo Kiyonaga, Japanese Life 06, Photography

Yasuo Kiyonaga

Japanese Life 06, 2020
9.8 x 47.2 x 1.5 inch
Photography

$1,806

Yasuo Kiyonaga, Japanese Life 05, Photography

Yasuo Kiyonaga

Japanese Life 05, 2020
9.8 x 47.2 x 1.5 inch
Photography

$1,806

Yasuo Kiyonaga, Japanese Life 04, Photography

Yasuo Kiyonaga

Japanese Life 04, 2020
9.8 x 47.2 x 1.5 inch
Photography

$1,806

Yasuo Kiyonaga, Japanese Life 03, Photography

Yasuo Kiyonaga

Japanese Life 03, 2020
9.8 x 47.2 x 1.5 inch
Photography

$1,806

Yasuo Kiyonaga, Japanese Life 02, Photography

Yasuo Kiyonaga

Japanese Life 02, 2020
9.8 x 47.2 x 1.5 inch
Photography

$1,806

Dariusz Klimczak, Homecoming, Photography

Dariusz Klimczak

Homecoming, 2013
16 x 18 inch
Photography

$843

Our recommendations Li Wei, Mirror Hong Kong, Photography

Li Wei

Mirror Hong Kong, 2006
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$9,632

Jorg Karg, Slow Rain - Small Format, Photography

Jorg Karg

Slow Rain - Small Format, 2018
31.5 x 22.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,926

Jorg Karg, Horse on Round Hill - Small Format, Photography

Jorg Karg

Horse on Round Hill - Small Format, 2019
31.5 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,926

Jorg Karg, Shiny Ruin - Small Format, Photography

Jorg Karg

Shiny Ruin - Small Format, 2017
31.5 x 26.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,926

Jorg Karg, Forever June - Small Format, Photography

Jorg Karg

Forever June - Small Format, 2019
31.5 x 26 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,926

Jorg Karg, I Dissolve - Small Format, Photography

Jorg Karg

I Dissolve - Small Format, 2017
31.5 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,734 $1,926

Jorg Karg, Moonstep, Photography

Jorg Karg

Moonstep, 2020
31.5 x 29.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,926

Jorg Karg, Dancing Fearless, Photography

Jorg Karg

Dancing Fearless, 2020
31.5 x 29.1 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,926

Jorg Karg, Fire without a Sound, Photography

Jorg Karg

Fire without a Sound, 2020
31.5 x 28.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,926

Jorg Karg, What Autumn Forgot, Photography

Jorg Karg

What Autumn Forgot, 2020
31.5 x 29.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,926

Jorg Karg, Dangerous Heights, Photography

Jorg Karg

Dangerous Heights, 2020
31.5 x 22.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,926

Jorg Karg, Pont Neuf - Small Format, Photography

Jorg Karg

Pont Neuf - Small Format, 2017
31.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,734 $1,926

Dariusz Klimczak, Rusty Cage, Photography

Dariusz Klimczak

Rusty Cage, 2014
18 x 16 inch
Photography

$602

Dariusz Klimczak, Empty Nest, Photography

Dariusz Klimczak

Empty Nest, 2013
14 x 12 inch
Photography

$602

Dariusz Klimczak, Cottage, Photography

Dariusz Klimczak

Cottage, 2011
14 x 12 inch
Photography

$602

Dariusz Klimczak, The Water Carrier, Photography

Dariusz Klimczak

The Water Carrier, 2015
14 x 12 inch
Photography

$722

Dariusz Klimczak, Relativity, Photography

Dariusz Klimczak

Relativity, 2012
18 x 16 inch
Photography

$722

Jorg Karg, A Fragile Glow, Photography

Jorg Karg

A Fragile Glow, 2019
51.2 x 43.3 x 0 inch
Photography

$3,467 $3,853

Art Grafts, Some 'Fish Can' & some 'Fish Can't', Photography

Art Grafts

Some 'Fish Can' & some 'Fish Can't', 2011
12 x 15 inch
Photography

$867

Sean MacLeod, Lake of Tears, Photography

Sean MacLeod

Lake of Tears, 2007
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$3,010

Sean MacLeod, Maidens, Photography

Sean MacLeod

Maidens, 2010
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$3,010

Sean MacLeod, Waiting for the birds, Photography

Sean MacLeod

Waiting for the birds, 2011
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$3,612

Laurence Winram, Sophie VIII, Photography

Laurence Winram

Sophie VIII, 2016
23.4 x 23.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$670

Laurence Winram, Leap of Faith, Photography

Laurence Winram

Leap of Faith, 2012
23.4 x 23.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$670

Ben Goossens (BEL), Parapluie de Magritte, Photography

Ben Goossens (BEL)

Parapluie de Magritte, 2020
16 x 20 inch
Photography

$963

Ben Goossens (BEL), Coiled, Photography

Ben Goossens (BEL)

Coiled, 2020
16 x 20 inch
Photography

$963

Ben Goossens (BEL), Unreachable, Photography

Ben Goossens (BEL)

Unreachable, 2015
16 x 20 inch
Photography

$867 $963

Petros Chrisostomou, Untitled (Button), Photography

Petros Chrisostomou

Untitled (Button), 2010
13.8 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,806

Dasha Pears, Cloud, Photography

Dasha Pears

Cloud, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$2,011

Dasha Pears, Fly, Photography

Dasha Pears

Fly, 2018
20.5 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$939

Our recommendations Dasha Pears, Head in the Clouds, Photography

Dasha Pears

Head in the Clouds, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$2,011

Jorg Karg, Four Seeds Five Flowers, Photography

Jorg Karg

Four Seeds Five Flowers, 2019
51.2 x 41.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$3,853

Laurence Winram, Step this way, Photography

Laurence Winram

Step this way, 2021
33.1 x 23.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$670

60 Artworks on 210

Scroll on the top of the page

Not feeling very inspired? Get your personalised selection today