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Yves Kelin/ Pierre Descargues - Zone de sensibilité, Pierre Descargues

Yves Kelin/ Pierre Descargues - Zone de sensibilité

Pierre Descargues

Photography - 7.9 x 11.8 inch

$388

Analogue, Ajda Kara

Analogue

Ajda Kara

Photography - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

$543

Easily Stills the Waves and Hushes the Winds Their Blowing, Alyssa Fortin

Easily Stills the Waves and Hushes the Winds Their Blowing

Alyssa Fortin

Photography - 30 x 45 x 0.1 inch

$6,200

Holi Day, Mathura, India-III 2018, Hervé All

Holi Day, Mathura, India-III 2018

Hervé All

Photography - 7.3 x 11 inch

$222

Nice, le plongeoir, La Réserve, bateau en direction de la Corse, Patrice CLEMENT

Nice, le plongeoir, La Réserve, bateau en direction de la Corse

Patrice CLEMENT

Photography - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$665

Almost Human, Tomaas

Almost Human

Tomaas

Photography - 47.2 x 31.5 inch

$4,652

Andy Warhol, Nico, and the Velvet Underground, Steve Schapiro

Andy Warhol, Nico, and the Velvet Underground

Steve Schapiro

Photography - 16 x 20 inch

$10,500

Béatrice dalle et Coralie Trinh Thi, Lynn S.K.

Béatrice dalle et Coralie Trinh Thi

Lynn S.K.

Photography - 7.9 x 11.8 inch

$365

Historisher Miniatur 01, Else Vinæs

Historisher Miniatur 01

Else Vinæs

Photography - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$554

Équivalences (50 tirages uniques), Douglas Mandry

Équivalences (50 tirages uniques)

Douglas Mandry

Photography - 6.7 x 9.1 inch

$305

The colors of rocks, Lexova

The colors of rocks

Lexova

Photography - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$443

Bellevue, Lormes, France, Fred Jourda

Bellevue, Lormes, France

Fred Jourda

Photography - 4.3 x 3.5 inch

$222

Life Buoy, Mirei

Life Buoy

Mirei

Photography - 7.9 x 10.6 inch

$388

Laetitia Casta, Ange Leccia

Laetitia Casta

Ange Leccia

Photography - 39.4 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch

$26,580

Schoolyard, Vancouver, Spring 2011, Jeff Wall

Schoolyard, Vancouver, Spring 2011

Jeff Wall

Photography - 32.3 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

$25,473

Vasarely Material Archives, Oran Hoffmann

Vasarely Material Archives

Oran Hoffmann

Photography - 11.4 x 8.9 x 0.1 inch

$155

Boulogne Billlancourt, Musée Albert Khan, août 2022, Alexandre Morelli

Boulogne Billlancourt, Musée Albert Khan, août 2022

Alexandre Morelli

Photography - 16.5 x 23.4 inch

$554

Place de Fürstenberg, Paris, Maurice Bonnel

Place de Fürstenberg, Paris

Maurice Bonnel

Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

$443

Paradis terrestre, Ken Yang

Paradis terrestre

Ken Yang

Photography - 39.4 x 55.1 x 0.4 inch

$7,199

Letters, Miki Kato

Letters

Miki Kato

Photography - 39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch

$6,645

Patrick Gries, Evolution, the Personal Collection, Patrick Gries

Patrick Gries, Evolution, the Personal Collection

Patrick Gries

Photography - 8.3 x 17.7 x 2 inch

$498

Patrick Zachmann, So Long, China - Édition limitée, Patrick Zachmann

Patrick Zachmann, So Long, China - Édition limitée

Patrick Zachmann

Photography - 12.6 x 7.9 x 2.4 inch

$443

Photographies for Sale

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 characterized 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 colors in of the world in our own unique ways. They showed us social realities and tragedies but they also immortalized 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 photojournalism to 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 and sport photographs.

Two principles can be used to guide you when choosing a work of art photography: you can choose to prioritize 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, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut NewtonLarry Clark and Carrie Mae Weems. And within our emerging artists you will find Clarisse Rebotier and Théo Gosselin, alongside countless others. You can also explore both small and large format photographs. You can discover more in our selection of photography recommendations.

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