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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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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

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

$1,862

Michael Townsend, Doho, Photography

Michael Townsend

Doho, 2017
47.2 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$1,117

Beata Bieniak, Flying Circus, Photography

Beata Bieniak

Flying Circus, 2011
18 x 16 inch
Photography

$745

David Vuillermoz, Enjoy Skiing - Rappel, Photography

David Vuillermoz

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

$645

Yann Merran, I Love Zizi, Photography

Yann Merran

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

$93

Alain Daussin, Terrasse St Trop, Photography

Alain Daussin

Terrasse St Trop, 2005
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,229

Faith XLVII, The Unbound 1 (L), Photography

Faith XLVII

The Unbound 1 (L), 2018
35 x 29 inch
Photography

$2,200

Bernard Plossu, Sans titre 3, Photography

Bernard Plossu

Sans titre 3, 1988
5.1 x 7.1 inch
Photography

$1,241

Jacques Humbert, Sans titre, Photography

Jacques Humbert

Sans titre, 2019
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$328

Laurent Castellani, Les rêves engloutis, Photography

Laurent Castellani

Les rêves engloutis, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$607

Antoine Guibert, Electric Bangkok, Photography

Antoine Guibert

Electric Bangkok, 2018
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$371

Osiris Cisneros Ortega, From the series All we have, Detour, Photography

Osiris Cisneros Ortega

From the series All we have, Detour, 2003
20 x 30 x 1 inch
Photography

$2,000

Our recommendations Cédrix Crespel, My Nurse, Photography

Cédrix Crespel

My Nurse, 2015
53.1 x 37.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$5,585

Papa Mesk, Paris 13 ème Olympiades Vibes N°3, Photography

Papa Mesk

Paris 13 ème Olympiades Vibes N°3, 2018
31.5 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$993

Oriol Texidor, Manufactura 3, Photography

Oriol Texidor

Manufactura 3, 2008
15.7 x 19.7 x 2.8 inch
Photography

$1,564

Just Jaeckin, Bardot - L'enchanteresse (1969), Photography

Just Jaeckin

Bardot - L'enchanteresse (1969), 2014
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,358

Pierre Lesage, Les 3 frères, Photography

Pierre Lesage

Les 3 frères, 2005
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,613

Maurice Renoma, Last Supper, Photography

Maurice Renoma

Last Supper, 2012
40.2 x 80.3 x 2 inch
Photography

$11,791

Jean Valera, Le Grand Geroldseck 3, Photography

Jean Valera

Le Grand Geroldseck 3, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$236

KGM, Lost, Photography

KGM

Lost, 2018
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$323

Luca Izzo, Berlin N°1, Photography

Luca Izzo

Berlin N°1, 2019
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$1,949

Jean-Michel Berts, New York view II, Photography

Jean-Michel Berts

New York view II, 2006
42.9 x 42.9 inch
Photography

$7,565

Our recommendations Ralph Gibson, Vertical horizon #1, Photography

Ralph Gibson

Vertical horizon #1, 2016
44 x 32 inch
Photography

$18,617

Robert Longo, Gabriel's Wing, Photography

Robert Longo

Gabriel's Wing, 2016
31.9 x 52 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$27,305

Frank Horvat, Kristin, Framed, Photography

Frank Horvat

Kristin, Framed, 1980
31 x 26 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$3,000

Arkadiy Kurta, Silence, Photography

Arkadiy Kurta

Silence, 2018
16 x 20 inch
Photography

$993

Franck Doat, Collection "Paris Autrement"  / Talk, Photography

Franck Doat

Collection "Paris Autrement" / Talk, 2010
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$3,723

Christophe Catelain, We Love BB, Photography

Christophe Catelain

We Love BB, 2017
47.2 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Photography

$6,081

Baptiste Léonne, Diva #3, Photography

Baptiste Léonne

Diva #3, 2015
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,234

Pieter Bauermeister, A window of belief, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

A window of belief, 2006
33.1 x 46.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,606

Our recommendations Cat Soubbotnik, Longueur d'ondes, Photography

Cat Soubbotnik

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

$8,440

Camille Léage, Kyrgystan (Silk Roads), Photography

Camille Léage

Kyrgystan (Silk Roads), 2012
11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$248

Kevin Westenberg, Bowie on Stage, Photography

Kevin Westenberg

Bowie on Stage, 2020
59.8 x 39.8 inch
Photography

$16,457

Bruno Bisang, Linda Evangelista & Claudia Schiffer Versace - Haute Couture (Unframed), Photography

Bruno Bisang

Linda Evangelista & Claudia Schiffer Versace - Haute Couture (Unframed), 1998
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$3,972

Our recommendations Yannis Davy Guibinga, The Darkest Color 1, Photography

Yannis Davy Guibinga

The Darkest Color 1, 2017
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,234

Thomas Dellert, Pepsi Monroe American Bar, Photography

Thomas Dellert

Pepsi Monroe American Bar, 2016
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$745

Fabienne Cresens, La montée des eaux, Photography

Fabienne Cresens

La montée des eaux, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$1,365

Marine Kerbidi, Scène de rue malgache, Photography

Marine Kerbidi

Scène de rue malgache, 2014
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$372

Phil Carrière, Spanish Castel Magic, Photography

Phil Carrière

Spanish Castel Magic, 2018
42.5 x 28.3 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$1,066

Olivia Lavergne, Jungles 2, Photography

Olivia Lavergne

Jungles 2, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,730

Dariusz Klimczak, Hippohome, Photography

Dariusz Klimczak

Hippohome, 2012
18 x 16 inch
Photography

$745

Our recommendations Francis Azevedo, Behind the selfie 1, Photography

Francis Azevedo

Behind the selfie 1, 2016
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$247

Our recommendations Alessandro Puccinelli, Mare #331, Photography

Alessandro Puccinelli

Mare #331, 2016
39.4 x 59.1 x 2 inch
Photography

$6,702

Fred Benoit, Ethnies : Lahu 4 / Peulh 1, Photography

Fred Benoit

Ethnies : Lahu 4 / Peulh 1, 2019
30.7 x 32.3 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,234

LN Le Cheviller, Horizon 1, Photography

LN Le Cheviller

Horizon 1, 2016
18.5 x 27.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$434

Parenteau-Denoel & Mofart'z, Pâtes Instantaneés - Omnifood series, Photography

Parenteau-Denoel & Mofart'z

Pâtes Instantaneés - Omnifood series, 2018
19.7 x 13.8 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$443

Guy Thouvignon, Sous le soleil exactement, Photography

Guy Thouvignon

Sous le soleil exactement, 2016
16.5 x 11 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$372

Our recommendations Katherine Hoffmann, Gérard et Nicole, Photography

Katherine Hoffmann

Gérard et Nicole, 2013
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$807

Tony Soulié, Sans titre, Photography

Tony Soulié

Sans titre, 2020
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,351

Nick Veasey, Parrot Tulip Side_, Photography

Nick Veasey

Parrot Tulip Side_, 2021
36 x 36 x 2 inch
Photography

5,000 - $ 10,000

Our recommendations Richard Dunkley, Listen, Photography

Richard Dunkley

Listen, 1998
20 x 16 inch
Photography

$430

Michael K. Yamaoka, Dove, San Luis Obispo, Photography

Michael K. Yamaoka

Dove, San Luis Obispo, 1965
24 x 36 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$4,000

Our recommendations Takala, Les demi-pointes - Série Les Caprices de Madame Bovary, Photography

Takala

Les demi-pointes - Série Les Caprices de Madame Bovary, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$931

Max Steven Grossman, Art B&W, Photography

Max Steven Grossman

Art B&W, 2019
37 x 75 x 2 inch
Photography

10,000 - $ 15,000

Dina Goldstein, Last Supper, East Vancouver, Photography

Dina Goldstein

Last Supper, East Vancouver, 2014
30.7 x 55.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$11,791

Our recommendations Mohamed Bourouissa, Ramon, Photography

Mohamed Bourouissa

Ramon, 2009
24 x 30.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$596

Seth, Tahiti, Photography

Seth

Tahiti, 2015
29.5 x 37.4 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$1,738

Nicolas Obery, Like foxy, Photography

Nicolas Obery

Like foxy, 2017
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$3,103

Ifig, Sans titre, Photography

Ifig

Sans titre, 2017
23.6 x 70.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$3,103

Hugh Turvey, Red Rose, Photography

Hugh Turvey

Red Rose, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$3,152

Warwick Saint, Neck Tattoo, Photography

Warwick Saint

Neck Tattoo, 2010
31 x 25 inch
Photography

$1,800

Laurent Chabot, Champ de meules de paille 07, Photography

Laurent Chabot

Champ de meules de paille 07, 2016
10.2 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$621

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