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Photography

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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Laurent Troude, Jougs, Photography

Laurent Troude

Jougs, 2007
15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,415

Jumi Bae, Erable 1, n° 1/7, Photography

Jumi Bae

Erable 1, n° 1/7, 2018
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$1,231

Sophie Mabille, Calacuccia, Photography

Sophie Mabille

Calacuccia, 2014
39.4 x 59.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$8,124

Bruno Charoy, Tracks II, Photography

Bruno Charoy

Tracks II, 2014
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$985

Our recommendations Julien Poupart, Ensemble, Photography

Julien Poupart

Ensemble, 2011
15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,169

Catherine Cabrol, Laura Flessel, Photography

Catherine Cabrol

Laura Flessel, 2004
15 x 20.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,477

Ahmet Sel, Chantilly, Photography

Ahmet Sel

Chantilly, 2002
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$985

Gilberto Perin, Tuneis, Photography

Gilberto Perin

Tuneis, 2012
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,132

Christophe Calais, Courir, Photography

Christophe Calais

Courir, 2006
23.6 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,462

Claude Rodriguez, Sperone, Photography

Claude Rodriguez

Sperone, 2004
15.7 x 47.2 x 0 inch
Photography

$3,385

Peter Marhavy, Plants can bleed too, Photography

Peter Marhavy

Plants can bleed too, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$267

Damien De Bellis, Belly's Pollens, Photography

Damien De Bellis

Belly's Pollens, 2018
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Photography

$501

Aleksandros Kanellopoulos, Alien, Photography

Aleksandros Kanellopoulos

Alien, 2017
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$367

Pauline Anne, Banana Roots, Photography

Pauline Anne

Banana Roots, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$267

France-Noëlle Pellecer, La vie est belle, Photography

France-Noëlle Pellecer

La vie est belle, 2014
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,723

Yevgeniy Repiashenko, No title (No 52), from Spirit series, Photography

Yevgeniy Repiashenko

No title (No 52), from Spirit series, 2019
47.2 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$2,216

Sumit Mehndiratta, Heavenly Plants No.8, Photography

Sumit Mehndiratta

Heavenly Plants No.8, 2019
45 x 33 x 2 inch
Photography

$1,354

Stefanie Schneider, Solitaire (Heavenly Falls), Photography

Stefanie Schneider

Solitaire (Heavenly Falls), 2016
7.9 x 7.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$431

Lídia Vives, The Rival, Photography

Lídia Vives

The Rival, 2015
19.7 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$923

Nicolas Le Beuan Bénic, Surf avec moi, Photography

Nicolas Le Beuan Bénic

Surf avec moi, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$468

Karl Lagasse, StoreHouse, Photography

Karl Lagasse

StoreHouse, 2020
16.7 x 12.2 x 0 inch
Photography

$6,154

Thomas Lamadieu, Gérone, Photography

Thomas Lamadieu

Gérone, 2014
29.5 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$368

Our recommendations Tony Frank, Serge Gainsbourg dans sa bibliothèque rue de Verneuil, Photography

Tony Frank

Serge Gainsbourg dans sa bibliothèque rue de Verneuil, 1969
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$3,385

Pep Ventosa, Rio de la Madoneta, Venice, Photography

Pep Ventosa

Rio de la Madoneta, Venice, 2018
36 x 24 x 1 inch
Photography

$1,200

Our recommendations Xavier-Alexandre Pons, Nouveau départ, Photography

Xavier-Alexandre Pons

Nouveau départ, 1998
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,585

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
Photography

$14,770

Gottfried Salzmann, Paris Panthéon, Photography

Gottfried Salzmann

Paris Panthéon, 2006
15 x 20.1 inch
Photography

$4,739

Grzegorz Sikorski, Would You Swim with Me? II, Photography

Grzegorz Sikorski

Would You Swim with Me? II, 2021
25.6 x 21.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$234

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

Lynn S.K.

Béatrice dalle et Coralie Trinh Thi, 2010
7.9 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$406

Adeline Spengler, A tree to climb, Photography

Adeline Spengler

A tree to climb, 2013
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,085

Jean-Paul Veison Marcelli, E3, Photography

Jean-Paul Veison Marcelli

E3, 2018
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$388

Antoine Guibert, Electric Bangkok, Photography

Antoine Guibert

Electric Bangkok, 2018
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$368

Our recommendations Jean Ribière, L'École est finie !, Photography

Jean Ribière

L'École est finie !, 1947
11.8 x 8.7 inch
Photography

$1,071

George Barris, Steve McQueen. En couple. Le script, Photography

George Barris

Steve McQueen. En couple. Le script, 1962
14.2 x 11 inch
Photography

$849

Our recommendations Li Wei, On the surface of the earth, Photography

Li Wei

On the surface of the earth, 2004
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$9,847

Victoire d'Harcourt, Swimming Pool Palm Trees, Photography

Victoire d'Harcourt

Swimming Pool Palm Trees, 2020
47.2 x 70.9 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$5,539

Plastic Jesus, Pat Down, Photography

Plastic Jesus

Pat Down, 2019
13 x 19 inch
Photography

$295

Manolo Chretien, Golden Edge, Photography

Manolo Chretien

Golden Edge, 2013
43.7 x 70.9 x 2 inch
Photography

$13,911

Catherine Balet, Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #120 (Damage vintage portrait trend), Photography

Catherine Balet

Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #120 (Damage vintage portrait trend), 2016
11.8 x 9.4 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$1,108

Our recommendations Robert Mapplethorpe, Bill T. Jones, Photography

Robert Mapplethorpe

Bill T. Jones, 1985
20 x 16 x 1 inch
Photography

$50,000

Our recommendations Lucien Clergue, Picasso Preside la Corrida - Frejus, 1962, Photography

Lucien Clergue

Picasso Preside la Corrida - Frejus, 1962, 1962
18 x 22 inch
Photography

$12,000

Our recommendations Guilherme Licurgo, Lost in the Fog III, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Photography

Guilherme Licurgo

Lost in the Fog III, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011
35 x 23 inch
Photography

$2,500

Man Ray, Untitled Portrait of Female, Photography

Man Ray

Untitled Portrait of Female, 1940
10.13 x 10.25 inch
Photography

$3,000

Marie Christine Palombit, Wild Tribe 2, Photography

Marie Christine Palombit

Wild Tribe 2, 2018
26 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,477

Myles McGuinness, Central Coast Rush Hour, Photography

Myles McGuinness

Central Coast Rush Hour, 2015
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$1,108

Gwenaël Bollinger, Red corner, Photography

Gwenaël Bollinger

Red corner, 2012
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$665

Our recommendations Michel Gueranger, Mt Blanc 6, Photography

Michel Gueranger

Mt Blanc 6, 1986
43.3 x 65 x 2.4 inch
Photography

$4,308

Diane Bellier, Un soir en Polynésie, Photography

Diane Bellier

Un soir en Polynésie, 2018
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$123

Willy Ronis, Le petit parisien, Photography

Willy Ronis

Le petit parisien, 1952
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$3,693

Koray Erkaya, TooLess 7225, Photography

Koray Erkaya

TooLess 7225, 2018
61 x 44 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$8,900

Leonard Freed, Martin Luther King, Vintage Photograph, Photography

Leonard Freed

Martin Luther King, Vintage Photograph, 1964
11 x 14 inch
Photography

$8,500

Seth, Tahiti, Photography

Seth

Tahiti, 2015
29.5 x 37.4 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$1,723

Mehdi Mirbagheri, N°630 - Pin Up collection, Photography

Mehdi Mirbagheri

N°630 - Pin Up collection, 2014
39.4 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,846

Michael Townsend, Doho, Photography

Michael Townsend

Doho, 2017
47.2 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$1,108

David Vuillermoz, Enjoy Skiing - Rappel, Photography

David Vuillermoz

Enjoy Skiing - Rappel, 2015
13.8 x 13.8 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$640

Suki Da, No title (No 11), from Captured series, Photography

Suki Da

No title (No 11), from Captured series, 2019
47.2 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,477

Our recommendations Brno Del Zou, Tiphaine #2, Photography

Brno Del Zou

Tiphaine #2, 2013
39.4 x 35.4 x 6.3 inch
Photography

$4,431

Maurice Renoma, Last Supper, Photography

Maurice Renoma

Last Supper, 2012
40.2 x 80.3 x 2 inch
Photography

$11,693

André de Dienes, Marilyn. La sortie de bain. (1945), Photography

André de Dienes

Marilyn. La sortie de bain. (1945), 2006
20.1 x 16.1 inch
Photography

$849

Bernard Plossu, Sans titre 3, Photography

Bernard Plossu

Sans titre 3, 1988
5.1 x 7.1 inch
Photography

$1,231

Beata Bieniak, Flying Circus, Photography

Beata Bieniak

Flying Circus, 2011
18 x 16 inch
Photography

$739

Yann Merran, I Love Zizi, Photography

Yann Merran

I Love Zizi, 2012
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$92

Malick Sidibé, Vue de dos, Photography

Malick Sidibé

Vue de dos, 2003
9.4 x 7.3 inch
Photography

$862

Jacques Humbert, Sans titre, Photography

Jacques Humbert

Sans titre, 2019
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$325

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