Black and White Photography for Sale

King Of Boys, Kamal Obat Photography

King Of Boys

Kamal Obat Photography

Photography - 40.6 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm

$2,500

Julianna Margulies, Hunter & Gatti

Julianna Margulies

Hunter & Gatti

Photography - 114.3 x 78.7 x 0.3 cm

$6,000

Still II, Raena Abellla

Still II

Raena Abellla

Photography - 112 x 163 cm

$3,428

Watusi in Profile, Drew Doggett

Watusi in Profile

Drew Doggett

Photography - 68.6 x 45.7 x 0.3 cm

$1,782

Chestnut Triptych, Matthias Conrad

Chestnut Triptych

Matthias Conrad

Photography - 60 x 180 x 3 cm

$2,970

Matthew Barney, Michael James O'Brien

Matthew Barney

Michael James O'Brien

Photography - 61 x 43.2 x 0.3 cm

$2,500

Water beyond water 12, Fabrice Constant

Water beyond water 12

Fabrice Constant

Photography - 60 x 40 cm

$756

Hombre en mascara, Ricky Cohete

Hombre en mascara

Ricky Cohete

Photography - 76.2 x 50.8 x 0.3 cm

$2,222

Sans titre (Un jour, une photo), Aline Part

Sans titre (Un jour, une photo)

Aline Part

Photography - 67 x 50 x 0.2 cm

$540

Terlingua, Daniel Ashe

Terlingua

Daniel Ashe

Photography - 55.9 x 97.8 x 0.8 cm

$835

Grizzly en Sumi-e, Mathieu Pujol

Grizzly en Sumi-e

Mathieu Pujol

Photography - 80 x 120 x 0.2 cm

$1,080

Aguas Abajo, Mauro Ochoa

Aguas Abajo

Mauro Ochoa

Photography - 32 x 58 cm

$810

Scott, Noa Grayevsky

Scott

Noa Grayevsky

Photography - 45.72 x 60.96 x 0.5 cm

$1,620

Discus thrower, Richard Dunkley

Discus thrower

Richard Dunkley

Photography - 61 x 48.3 x 2.5 cm

$436

Élégance, D-A Woisard

Élégance

D-A Woisard

Photography - 40 x 43 cm

$864

Chanel Paris, Bart Van Leeuwen

Chanel Paris

Bart Van Leeuwen

Photography - 63.5 x 81.3 x 5.1 cm

$2,000

La calçada, Christian Lefevre

La calçada

Christian Lefevre

Photography - 90 x 90 x 0.3 cm

$961

Potato with Nails, Andrei Roiter

Potato with Nails

Andrei Roiter

Photography - 27.94 x 35.56 x 2.54 cm

$500

La sieste, Juliette Alhmah

La sieste

Juliette Alhmah

Photography - 40 x 60 cm

$1,188

Le Tulipier, Clara Diebler

Le Tulipier

Clara Diebler

Photography - 45 x 30 x 0.2 cm

$810

Homeric, Luz

Homeric

Luz

Photography - 45 x 30 x 0.1 cm

$1,026

An Island in the air, Urs Lüthi

An Island in the air

Urs Lüthi

Photography - 20 x 47 x 0.3 cm

$540

Inin, Kyungwoo  Chun

Inin

Kyungwoo Chun

Photography - 44 x 57 cm

$1,058

Untitled, Flavio Monzón

Untitled

Flavio Monzón

Photography - 60 x 60 cm

$1,080

Did you hear anything?, Vytautas Kumza

Did you hear anything?

Vytautas Kumza

Photography - 69 x 51 x 4 cm

$3,132

Elizabeth Taylor Spain, Burt Glinn

Elizabeth Taylor Spain

Burt Glinn

Photography - 45.7 x 61 x 5.1 cm

$1,350

24h du Mans 1970-La MS 650 n°32 de Brabham et Cevert accidentée lors des essais, 10 juin 1970., Jacques Violet

24h du Mans 1970-La MS 650 n°32 de Brabham et Cevert accidentée lors des essais, 10 juin 1970.

Jacques Violet

Photography - 30 x 40 x 0.1 cm

$432

Le circassien, Michel Verna

Le circassien

Michel Verna

Photography - 30 x 45 x 0.2 cm

$540

Rush Live at Concord Pavillion, Jérôme Brunet

Rush Live at Concord Pavillion

Jérôme Brunet

Photography - 45.7 x 58.4 x 5.1 cm

$1,750

Plus Besoin de Foin Yona, Victoria K.

Plus Besoin de Foin Yona

Victoria K.

Photography - 50 x 70 x 0.1 cm

$432

Gabi, Sibylle Bergemann

Gabi

Sibylle Bergemann

Photography - 73.7 x 61 x 5.1 cm

$12,800

Les trois ponts, Georgii Vinogradov

Les trois ponts

Georgii Vinogradov

Photography - 20 x 38 x 0.2 cm

$540

Tina Turner NYC 1970, Bob Gruen

Tina Turner NYC 1970

Bob Gruen

Photography - 101.6 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm

$5,600

Pendouillé - Photographie d'un instant de vie, Marick

Pendouillé - Photographie d'un instant de vie

Marick

Photography - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm

$475

Michael Jackson &Muhammad Ali and wife, Veronica Parker Ali 1977, Ron Galella

Michael Jackson &Muhammad Ali and wife, Veronica Parker Ali 1977

Ron Galella

Photography - 60 x 78 x 2 cm

$5,508

Kate Moss - Venice Beach I - large, Christoph Martin Schmid

Kate Moss - Venice Beach I - large

Christoph Martin Schmid

Photography - 84 x 59 x 1 cm

$1,500

DSC07031-2, Alex Silver

DSC07031-2

Alex Silver

Photography - 60.96 x 60.96 x 2 cm

$3,024

Ramunes, Ugne Pouwell

Ramunes

Ugne Pouwell

Photography - 100 x 100 x 0.5 cm

$1,223

Congregations Beth Hamedrash and Holche Josher Wizaner, Manhattan/NYC, Petra  Wunderlich

Congregations Beth Hamedrash and Holche Josher Wizaner, Manhattan/NYC

Petra Wunderlich

Photography - 60 x 75 x 3 cm

$8,964

Pays #207, Philippe Bréson

Pays #207

Philippe Bréson

Photography - 27 x 27 x 1 cm

$972

Serie Ballet Cuba, Isabel Muñoz

Serie Ballet Cuba

Isabel Muñoz

Photography - 100.1 x 100.1 x 0 cm

$6,200

Marilyn Laughing in Black Dress, Bert Stern

Marilyn Laughing in Black Dress

Bert Stern

Photography - 48 x 33 x 1 cm

$2,689

Mick Jagger "le poing" Londres, Pierre Terrasson

Mick Jagger "le poing" Londres

Pierre Terrasson

Photography - 50 x 40 cm

$1,080

Errances silencieuses 05 : pâturages, Auvergne, Teddy Peix

Errances silencieuses 05 : pâturages, Auvergne

Teddy Peix

Photography - 16 x 40 cm

$486

N°2076, Jean-Paul Baret

N°2076

Jean-Paul Baret

Photography - 110 x 60 cm

$886

Untitled Portrait of Female, Man Ray

Untitled Portrait of Female

Man Ray

Photography - 25.7 x 26 x 0.3 cm

$3,000

Ensayo, James Sparshatt

Ensayo

James Sparshatt

Photography - 40 x 50 cm

$990

Kashi, John Kenny

Kashi

John Kenny

Photography - 67 x 45 x 2 cm

$1,242

La montée des eaux, Fabienne Cresens

La montée des eaux

Fabienne Cresens

Photography - 100 x 100 cm

$1,188

Castaway, Arkadiy Kurta

Castaway

Arkadiy Kurta

Photography - 40.6 x 50.8 cm

$1,188

White Hart Lane, Gerry Cranham

White Hart Lane

Gerry Cranham

Photography - 40 x 60 cm

$1,620

Jeff Buckley, Kevin Westenberg

Jeff Buckley

Kevin Westenberg

Photography - 61 x 76 cm

$3,105

Dune, Tanguy Mendrisse

Dune

Tanguy Mendrisse

Photography - 60 x 40 x 0.2 cm

$281

The eyes, Samuel Cueto

The eyes

Samuel Cueto

Photography - 40 x 50 x 1 cm

$972

Weight on their Shoulders - Large Format, Jorg Karg

Weight on their Shoulders - Large Format

Jorg Karg

Photography - 130 x 105 x 3 cm

$3,456

Mada 3, Olivier Le Brun

Mada 3

Olivier Le Brun

Photography - 30 x 45 cm

$1,139

Warrior Bride, AJ Barnes

Warrior Bride

AJ Barnes

Photography - 50.8 x 40.6 cm

$945

Le Lama en Urbex, Sonac

Le Lama en Urbex

Sonac

Photography - 60 x 60 cm

$1,026

Mezzogiorno al Pantheon, 1 & 2, Rome, Fabrizio La Torre

Mezzogiorno al Pantheon, 1 & 2, Rome

Fabrizio La Torre

Photography - 57 x 67 x 2 cm

$2,506

Daisy dance , Adeline Spengler

Daisy dance

Adeline Spengler

Photography - 60 x 90 x 3 cm

$1,830

Lichtmalerei 180.18.2003, Karl-Martin Holzhäuser

Lichtmalerei 180.18.2003

Karl-Martin Holzhäuser

Photography - 133 x 133 x 5 cm

$34,562

Dont Walk, Karol Kállay

Dont Walk

Karol Kállay

Photography - 30 x 30 cm

$1,188

Lost in The Fog, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Guilherme Licurgo

Lost in The Fog, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Guilherme Licurgo

Photography - 58.4 x 88.9 x 0.3 cm

$2,500

Johnny Thunders, Jean-Pierre Roux

Johnny Thunders

Jean-Pierre Roux

Photography - 60 x 90 cm

$2,149

Sarah Moon Portfolio, printed and bound, 10 Gelatin Silver Prints, Sarah Moon

Sarah Moon Portfolio, printed and bound, 10 Gelatin Silver Prints

Sarah Moon

Photography - 54 x 41.3 x 5.1 cm

$49,000

Lichtreflex Rotation, Hein Gravenhorst

Lichtreflex Rotation

Hein Gravenhorst

Photography - 30 x 30 cm

$1,620

Twisted Branch, Jan Gordon

Twisted Branch

Jan Gordon

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 x 0.4 cm

$950

Miles Davis le célèbre trompettiste en 1967 en Concert à la Salle Pleyel - série Jazz, Philippe Gras

Miles Davis le célèbre trompettiste en 1967 en Concert à la Salle Pleyel - série Jazz

Philippe Gras

Photography - 60 x 40 x 0.3 cm

$1,026

Grand Ecran 14, Bruno Fournier

Grand Ecran 14

Bruno Fournier

Photography - 17 x 31 x 1 cm

$918

A rock cannot burnt to ashes, On Hansen

A rock cannot burnt to ashes

On Hansen

Photography - 69 x 100 x 0.3 cm

$1,500

Anxiety, Matthew Porter

Anxiety

Matthew Porter

Photography - 17.7 x 14 cm

$2,500

Fire Hydrant, Harlem, New York City, Leonard Freed

Fire Hydrant, Harlem, New York City

Leonard Freed

Photography - 48.3 x 33 cm

$3,000

Untitled #10, Josef Nadj

Untitled #10

Josef Nadj

Photography - 25 x 30 cm

$1,188

God Mothers of Tomorrow "An African Woman", Samira Saidi

God Mothers of Tomorrow "An African Woman"

Samira Saidi

Photography - 59.4 x 42 x 0.2 cm

$1,512

Tivoli Theatre Broadway, Claude Guillaumin

Tivoli Theatre Broadway

Claude Guillaumin

Photography - 40 x 60 x 1 cm

$1,512

Himba mother and child, Faie Davis

Himba mother and child

Faie Davis

Photography - 123.6 x 81.6 x 0.25 cm

$1,500

Bolchoi XV, Gérard Uféras

Bolchoi XV

Gérard Uféras

Photography - 40 x 50 cm

$1,836

WhatEyeAm VII, Emanuele Cucuzza

WhatEyeAm VII

Emanuele Cucuzza

Photography - 90 x 60 cm

$1,080 $864

Contrôle des papiers, Jean-Michel Landon

Contrôle des papiers

Jean-Michel Landon

Photography - 50 x 75 x 0.1 cm

$810

Grandma Divers IX, Alain Schroeder

Grandma Divers IX

Alain Schroeder

Photography - 120 x 80 x 1 cm

$2,700

Project for a Public Building's Packaging, Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Project for a Public Building's Packaging

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Photography - 54 x 70 x 0.2 cm

$5,400

Elvis Presley & Sophia Loren at the Paramount commissary, Bob Willoughby

Elvis Presley & Sophia Loren at the Paramount commissary

Bob Willoughby

Photography - 50.8 x 50.8 cm

$3,078

Tripe 12, Thomas Ruff

Tripe 12

Thomas Ruff

Photography - 40 x 50 cm

$3,483

Iquitos, Aaron Siskind

Iquitos

Aaron Siskind

Photography - 35.6 x 29.8 x 1 cm

$3,500

Incense Debris, Shine Huang

Incense Debris

Shine Huang

Photography - 101.6 x 81.3 x 0.3 cm

$3,500

Altitude 12, Hengki Koentjoro

Altitude 12

Hengki Koentjoro

Photography - 43 x 43 x 0.1 cm

$1,026

Manhattan, NY, Hervé Gloaguen

Manhattan, NY

Hervé Gloaguen

Photography - 50 x 40 cm

$1,944

Woman, Lídia Vives

Woman

Lídia Vives

Photography - 60 x 40 x 0.3 cm

$648

Paris 13 ème "Olympiades Vibes N°2" (XL), Papa Mesk

Paris 13 ème "Olympiades Vibes N°2" (XL)

Papa Mesk

Photography - 160 x 90 x 1 cm

$1,728

Black and White Photography for Sale

Black and white photography is today one of countless photographic techniques and yet it was at one time the only type of photography available. This is the reason why it often tends to be associated with historical works and a vintage feel.

In the 1830s, Nièpce discovered how to print images onto metal plates. When he died in 1833, Louis Daguerre, followed by Francois Arago, continued to develop his research, resulting in the invention of the daguerreotype which consisted of an image printed onto a silver plate when exposed to the light. Together they invented photography.

The first black and white photos began to appear. Initially used for research purposes, photography started to spread as daguerreotype studios opened everywhere. Black and white portraits immortalized the faces of the upper middle classes and would later be used to capture all members of society. Celebrities were also a popular subject choice and many photographers specialized in taking their portraits, as Jean-Loup Sieff did all throughout his career almost a century after the invention of photography.

The first colored photographs soon followed. The technique was invented as early as 1860 but was not put to use until a century later. In the meantime, many unforgettable artists began to demonstrate their talents for art photography. Street photography, for example, was a key trend during the 20th century, with major photographers such as Robert Doisneau, Brassi and Henri Cartier-Bresson capturing the urban landscape of the time. All three were masters of taking candid photos. They succeeded in making fleeting moments last forever in monochrome images. Sometimes humorous, sometimes romantic, or even just a little bizarre, they take us back in time to days gone by. Looking at such rare and fragile moments can be like going through old postcards from the past, and although we enjoy looking at them, they can provoke a sense of nostalgia and melancholy.

In the United States, the humanist Walker Evans led the way for black and white photography, capturing the daily life of modern America with his analogue camera, whether it be in the New York subway or on the highways of the Deep South. A little later, Robert Frank photographed the faces of America and the American people with his remarkable black and white shots, recognizable thanks to his highly distinctive photographic technique and composition.

Of course, black and white photography is not limited to the representation of everyday scenes. It can also sublimate landscapes, as demonstrated by Kasra's shots. The black and white blend perfectly with the long exposure to create an effect of softness, floating and the passage of time quite exceptional. We could also mention Michael Kenna and Ricky Cohete who particularly excel in this field.

Some works fascinate by the perfect complementarity of these two colors: black, which is often associated with nothingness and sadness, and white, which is associated with light and hope. In the West at least, because it can have a completely opposite meaning in other cultures like Japan. The union of these two shades accentuates the contrasts and highlights the forms in a sober and elegant way. It often directs our attention to a single subject.

Often used to provoke a feeling of nostalgia, black and white unconsciously inscribes the works in history by conveying a timeless message, frozen in time.

Artsper invites you to take a stroll through time with this selection of works by Brno Del Zou, Yevgeniy Repiashenko, Emmanuelle Barbaras, Bert Stern, Alexander Benz and Hervé Gloaguen.

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What does black and white mean in photography?

In photography, black and white means that all color has been removed from the image, leaving just shades of gray that span from black to white. This can either be done digitally or by using black and white film. 

What is good about black and white photography?

Many photographers and artists use black and white photography because it removes the distraction of color from an image. This can draw more focus to elements of the image such as the facial expression or gesture of the subject, the composition, or the shapes and textures.

What techniques are used in black and white photography?

Black and white photography is generally shot using the same equipment as color photography (although if film, using black and white film), but artists may optimise their results by looking for high contrast images, light sources, and interesting textures.