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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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Our recommendations Feng Kaixuan, Don de soi 5, Photography

Feng Kaixuan

Don de soi 5, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch


Emre, Hercule Surf, Photography


Hercule Surf, 2017
33.5 x 47.2 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 Despiau, Maheo Road, Photography

Muriel Despiau

Maheo Road, 2019
7.5 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch


Joëlle Acoulon, 24 février 2018, Photography

Joëlle Acoulon

24 février 2018, 2018
23.6 x 27.6 inch


Corinne Dubreuil, Twins, Photography

Corinne Dubreuil

Twins, 2014
15.7 x 23.6 inch


Thierry Van Vreckem, Knokke dreams I, Photography

Thierry Van Vreckem

Knokke dreams I, 2015
39.4 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch


Seb Janiak, Gravity liquid 58 (Large), Photography

Seb Janiak

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


Cheryl Maeder, Far Away XI, Photography

Cheryl Maeder

Far Away XI, 2010
47.2 x 31.5 inch


Daniele Sigalot, Self portrait on the gulf on Naples, Photography

Daniele Sigalot

Self portrait on the gulf on Naples, 2019
23.6 x 35.4 inch


Daniel Nikolic, Melankolia N°44, Photography

Daniel Nikolic

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


Wang XiaoZhou, Landscape I, Photography

Wang XiaoZhou

Landscape I, 2015
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Our recommendations Tommy Schultz, Best wave I, Photography

Tommy Schultz

Best wave I, 2015
19.7 x 29.5 inch


Ludovic Careme, Mostar Bridge, Photography

Ludovic Careme

Mostar Bridge, 1995
15.7 x 15.7 inch


Claude Rodriguez, Sperone, Photography

Claude Rodriguez

Sperone, 2004
15.7 x 47.2 x 0 inch


Thomas Lamadieu, Gérone, Photography

Thomas Lamadieu

Gérone, 2014
29.5 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Our recommendations Xavier-Alexandre Pons, Nouveau départ, Photography

Xavier-Alexandre Pons

Nouveau départ, 1998
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Michael Townsend, Doho, Photography

Michael Townsend

Doho, 2017
47.2 x 31.5 inch


Bernard Plossu, Sans titre 3, Photography

Bernard Plossu

Sans titre 3, 1988
5.1 x 7.1 inch


Our recommendations Cat Soubbotnik, Longueur d'ondes, Photography

Cat Soubbotnik

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


Thomas Dellert, Nuclear War Room  ( Anti War Art ), Photography

Thomas Dellert

Nuclear War Room ( Anti War Art ), 2016
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Pierre Terrasson, Gold, La Peau, Photography

Pierre Terrasson

Gold, La Peau, 1990
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


Ifig, Sans titre, Photography


Sans titre, 2017
23.6 x 70.9 x 0.4 inch


LN Le Cheviller, Horizon 1, Photography

LN Le Cheviller

Horizon 1, 2016
18.5 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Callypso, Frémissements n.2, Photography


Frémissements n.2, 2019
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch


Dimitri Mellos, El Malecon, Havana, Cuba, Photography

Dimitri Mellos

El Malecon, Havana, Cuba, 2008
23.6 x 35.4 inch


Vincent Citot, L'annonciation (Islande), Photography

Vincent Citot

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


Samir Tlatli, La rêverie, Photography

Samir Tlatli

La rêverie, 2013
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Didier Fournet, NYC Brooklyn Bridge 10, Photography

Didier Fournet

NYC Brooklyn Bridge 10, 2018
51.2 x 37 x 2 inch


Custodio Coimbra, Cristo, Photography

Custodio Coimbra

Cristo, 2012
16.5 x 23.4 x 0.8 inch


Dominique Poilpré, Vieil Homme au Parapluie dans sa Barque, Photography

Dominique Poilpré

Vieil Homme au Parapluie dans sa Barque, 2005
31.5 x 45.3 inch


Sophie Patry, People, Photography

Sophie Patry

People, 2018
15.7 x 19.7 inch


Jill Peters, Sandbar, Photography

Jill Peters

Sandbar, 2015
40 x 60 inch


David Van Dartel, Sil drijvend in zee / Sil floating in the sea, Photography

David Van Dartel

Sil drijvend in zee / Sil floating in the sea, 2017
17.7 x 11.8 inch


Anthony Liège, Poste d'observation, Photography

Anthony Liège

Poste d'observation, 2014
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


David Jay, Geyser #1, Photography

David Jay

Geyser #1, 2012
40 x 60 inch


Coralie Salaun, Un homme à la mer #10, Photography

Coralie Salaun

Un homme à la mer #10, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 4 inch


Adrien Bitibaly, Black Volta (Mouhoun) - Untitled n° 08, Photography

Adrien Bitibaly

Black Volta (Mouhoun) - Untitled n° 08, 2018
24.6 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


José Sierra, Deseo Insular XII, Photography

José Sierra

Deseo Insular XII, 2015
55 x 35 inch


Jim Kazanjian, Untitled (Chateau), Photography

Jim Kazanjian

Untitled (Chateau), 2011
11 x 11 inch


Ramon Cornadó, Diàlegs amb la natura 01, Photography

Ramon Cornadó

Diàlegs amb la natura 01, 2018
16.9 x 11.4 inch


Justina Napiorkowska, Jump, Photography

Justina Napiorkowska

Jump, 2017
11.8 x 15.7 inch


Our recommendations Irene Cruz, Drowning in Blue e5, Photography

Irene Cruz

Drowning in Blue e5, 2018
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch


Tero Repo, Virgin Spine, Photography

Tero Repo

Virgin Spine, 2011
47.2 x 31.5 inch


Guangyu Dai, Picturesque Landscape, Photography

Guangyu Dai

Picturesque Landscape, 2006
49.2 x 33.5 inch


Annelie Bruijn, Radiance, Photography

Annelie Bruijn

Radiance, 2019
23.6 x 15.7 inch


Mikaël Lafontan, Le Marais de Carélie, Finlande, Photography

Mikaël Lafontan

Le Marais de Carélie, Finlande, 2016
47.2 x 59.1 inch


Stella Kaloudis, Sortie en famille, Photography

Stella Kaloudis

Sortie en famille, 2009
15.7 x 31.5 x 0 inch


Jean-Baptiste Sénégas, Bouquet#12, Photography

Jean-Baptiste Sénégas

Bouquet#12, 2011
11.7 x 8.3 inch


Paradox'Art, Tasse de Café, Photography


Tasse de Café, 2015
29.5 x 19.7 inch


Vassilia Kouboulis, Florian, Photography

Vassilia Kouboulis

Florian, 2015
11.8 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch


Jaider Lozano, Surfing, Photography

Jaider Lozano

Surfing, 2011
23.6 x 35.4 inch


Mik Mød, Searching for the stars, Photography

Mik Mød

Searching for the stars, 2017
35.4 x 23.6 inch


Claudio Garrudo, Trinus 1606, Photography

Claudio Garrudo

Trinus 1606, 2018
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch


Maurice Rebeix, Young Surfer, Photography

Maurice Rebeix

Young Surfer, 2001
15.7 x 23.6 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


Tony Ellwood, In No Time #38, Photography

Tony Ellwood

In No Time #38, 2012
29.9 x 39.8 inch


Eugeni Gay Marín, Desde la isla cuántica I, Photography

Eugeni Gay Marín

Desde la isla cuántica I, 2014
19.7 x 29.5 inch


Jeremiah Klein, Swells and Swirls, Photography

Jeremiah Klein

Swells and Swirls, 2016
11.8 x 17.7 inch


Ali Berg, Cineac - Amsterdam, Photography

Ali Berg

Cineac - Amsterdam, 2010
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Thierry Lathoud, Cacophonie urbaine - 1, Photography

Thierry Lathoud

Cacophonie urbaine - 1, 2016
9.4 x 14.2 x 0 inch


Gabriel Orozco, Batwaves, Photography

Gabriel Orozco

Batwaves, 2012
8 x 6 inch


Sabine Jaccard, Saut de l'ange - France, Photography

Sabine Jaccard

Saut de l'ange - France, 2004
31.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


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