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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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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


Oskar Enander, Forest, Photography

Oskar Enander

Forest, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 inch


Mathias Le Forestier, Le chat, Photography

Mathias Le Forestier

Le chat, 2011
6.7 x 5.1 inch


Our recommendations Roger Schall, Les Princes, Paris, 1930, Photography

Roger Schall

Les Princes, Paris, 1930, 2015
19.7 x 15.7 inch


César Ordóñez, Ashimoto. Ashimoto series, Photography

César Ordóñez

Ashimoto. Ashimoto series, 2007
12.6 x 18.5 inch


Tyler Shields, Smoke, Photography

Tyler Shields

Smoke, 2015
14 x 18 x 0.5 inch


Jérôme Revon et JonOne, Jon One Jacket 1, Photography

Jérôme Revon et JonOne

Jon One Jacket 1, 2014
70.9 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


Javier Rey, An insipid notion #177, Photography

Javier Rey

An insipid notion #177, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch


Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde, Late for the sky, Photography

Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde

Late for the sky, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 x 0 inch

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Humberto Lemos, Atacama Desert, Photography

Humberto Lemos

Atacama Desert, 2017
28.9 x 43.3 x 0 inch


Martine Dégot, Souvenir, Photography

Martine Dégot

Souvenir, 2018
27.6 x 23.6 x 3.1 inch


Alain Le Chapelier, La taberna trinidad, Photography

Alain Le Chapelier

La taberna trinidad, 2018
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


LN Le Cheviller, Horizon 1, Photography

LN Le Cheviller

Horizon 1, 2016
18.5 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Our recommendations Diane Arbus, A Widow in Her Bedroom, 55th St, NYC, Photography

Diane Arbus

A Widow in Her Bedroom, 55th St, NYC, 1963
14 x 11 inch


Hengki Koentjoro, Liquid Garden, Photography

Hengki Koentjoro

Liquid Garden, 2016
16.9 x 16.9 x 0 inch


Dominic Rouse, Go-between, Photography

Dominic Rouse

Go-between, 2005
16 x 20 inch


Tehos, When Flowers die, Photography


When Flowers die, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Our recommendations Sarah Maple, Fighting Fire with Fire, Photography

Sarah Maple

Fighting Fire with Fire, 2013
24 x 19.3 inch


Francesca Pompei, Rhapsody in Blue, Photography

Francesca Pompei

Rhapsody in Blue, 2013
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


Claude Cruells, Brume et printemps en Corse du Sud, Photography

Claude Cruells

Brume et printemps en Corse du Sud, 2013
23.6 x 31.5 x 2.4 inch


Sophie Derrick, Close To Nothing #7 - Limited Edition Print, Photography

Sophie Derrick

Close To Nothing #7 - Limited Edition Print, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 0.4 inch


Annalaura Pretaroli, Hyde Park, UK, Photography

Annalaura Pretaroli

Hyde Park, UK, 2020
11 x 7.4 inch


Glenn Varez, Brest airport, Photography

Glenn Varez

Brest airport, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 inch


Efren Isaza, Haute Color Yellow Dress, Photography

Efren Isaza

Haute Color Yellow Dress, 2009
23.75 x 38 x 2 inch


Daniel Mansur, In Paradisum #1, Rainforest, Brazil, Photography

Daniel Mansur

In Paradisum #1, Rainforest, Brazil, 2019
39.4 x 59.1 x 2 inch


Callypso, Frémissements n.2, Photography


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


Walker Evans, Burroughs Family, Alabama, Photography

Walker Evans

Burroughs Family, Alabama, 1936
11 x 11.25 inch


Leila Boucif, Ensemble, Photography

Leila Boucif

Ensemble, 2018
23.6 x 15.7 inch


K-Arty, Mickey Graffeur, Photography


Mickey Graffeur, 2019
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch


Anne-Marie Toporkoff, Les ponts de la Seine, Photography

Anne-Marie Toporkoff

Les ponts de la Seine, 1985
12.2 x 7.3 inch


Hunter & Gatti, Pride - Jennifer Lopez, Photography

Hunter & Gatti

Pride - Jennifer Lopez, 2017
20 x 14 x 0.1 inch


Stéphane Thévenon, Amazone 1, Photography

Stéphane Thévenon

Amazone 1, 2017
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch


Sylvie Schambill, K 51, Photography

Sylvie Schambill

K 51, 2018
11.8 x 7.9 x 0 inch


Elliott Erwitt, Untitled, Photography

Elliott Erwitt

Untitled, 2000
15.7 x 22.4 x 0.4 inch


Our recommendations Elodie Grégoire, La Tour Eiffel, Photography

Elodie Grégoire

La Tour Eiffel, 2006
39.4 x 59.1 x 0.4 inch


Our recommendations Thomas Jorion, Intersticio, Photography

Thomas Jorion

Intersticio, 2015
47.2 x 37.8 x 0.8 inch


Dimitri Mellos, El Malecon, Havana, Cuba, Photography

Dimitri Mellos

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


Brad Wilson, Capuchin Monkey #5, Photography

Brad Wilson

Capuchin Monkey #5, 2014
29.9 x 43.3 x 0.4 inch


Andy Julia, Ambrosia, Photography

Andy Julia

Ambrosia, 2016
41.3 x 29.5 x 2 inch


Juan Cobo Escorial, Control 12, Photography

Juan Cobo Escorial

Control 12, 2013
19.7 x 15.7 inch


Paula Wilkins, Sleeping Beauty, Photography

Paula Wilkins

Sleeping Beauty, 2017
11.8 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch


Fabien Vieilletoile, Ascenseur Pédestre, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Ascenseur Pédestre, 2012
36.6 x 55.1 x 1.2 inch


Josephine Ernst, L'univers de la petite sirène 3, Photography

Josephine Ernst

L'univers de la petite sirène 3, 2013
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inch


Joëlle Dollé, Rocher & Lichen - 367, Photography

Joëlle Dollé

Rocher & Lichen - 367, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch


Jesse Willems, Pocketful of spring (Left), Photography

Jesse Willems

Pocketful of spring (Left), 2018
50 x 34.1 x 0 inch


Mikael Kenta, Coke, Photography

Mikael Kenta

Coke, 2016
41.33 x 27.55 x 0.1 inch


Lesya Rozova, Sunny line, Photography

Lesya Rozova

Sunny line, 2020
35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch


Clément Decoster, Inacio - Série Corps de Ville, Photography

Clément Decoster

Inacio - Série Corps de Ville, 2019
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch


Julia Beyer, Where The Wild Things Are (Forever and Ever), Photography

Julia Beyer

Where The Wild Things Are (Forever and Ever), 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch


Carmen De Vos, Bambi Pang Pang - The Bride (Birth and Bees), Photography

Carmen De Vos

Bambi Pang Pang - The Bride (Birth and Bees), 2014
5.9 x 4.3 x 0.4 inch


Larissa Sansour, In the Future, they Ate from the finest Porcelain 2, Photography

Larissa Sansour

In the Future, they Ate from the finest Porcelain 2, 2016
29.5 x 59.1 x 2 inch


Mauricio Velez, Half Angels Half Demons #26 #27 #3 Medium Triptych, Photography

Mauricio Velez

Half Angels Half Demons #26 #27 #3 Medium Triptych, 2008
39.4 x 118.2 inch


Franck Guedj, Impulse 1.0, Photography

Franck Guedj

Impulse 1.0, 2019
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Natasha Zupan, Lover Man Oh Where Can You Be?, Photography

Natasha Zupan

Lover Man Oh Where Can You Be?, 2015
60 x 53.5 x 2 inch


Bunny Yeager, Bettie Page Clutching Robe, Photography

Bunny Yeager

Bettie Page Clutching Robe, 2013
24 x 20 x 0.1 inch


Philippe Bonan, Speedy Graphito, Photography

Philippe Bonan

Speedy Graphito, 2007
19.7 x 15.7 inch


Dominique Zoladz, Sans titre, Photography

Dominique Zoladz

Sans titre, 2017
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Vincent Gachaga, Harlem, Photography

Vincent Gachaga

Harlem, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch


Cody Choi, Above the Clouds #2, Photography

Cody Choi

Above the Clouds #2, 2016
30 x 40 x 0 inch


Louis Blanc, TEstacEus, Photography

Louis Blanc

TEstacEus, 2011
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch


Eric Roberts, Tranquility, Photography

Eric Roberts

Tranquility, 2021
18 x 24 inch


David Djian, Sensation, Photography

David Djian

Sensation, 2020
70.9 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch


James Cooper, Carmelite Monastery, Photography

James Cooper

Carmelite Monastery, 2010
24 x 34 inch


Dominique Agius, Vanité miroir, Photography

Dominique Agius

Vanité miroir, 2017
31.5 x 47.2 inch


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