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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.



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Richard Heeps, Gramophone, Stockton-on-Tees, Photography

Richard Heeps

Gramophone, Stockton-on-Tees, 2009
36.6 x 24 x 0 inch
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$963

James Sparshatt, El beso, Photography

James Sparshatt

El beso, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 inch
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$819

Our recommendations JR, Clichy Sous Bois, Photography

JR

Clichy Sous Bois, 2006
18.1 x 24 inch
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$4,471

Feng Hatat, Mémoire de JingDeZhen village YaoLi, Photography

Feng Hatat

Mémoire de JingDeZhen village YaoLi, 2013
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
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$692

Lionel le Jeune, Colt 1851, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Colt 1851, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch
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$865

Our recommendations Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe: The Last Sitting Portfolio 4, Photography

Bert Stern

Marilyn Monroe: The Last Sitting Portfolio 4, 1962
24 x 24 inch
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$20,000

Kristin Hart, Desert Blooms - Lavender Blue, Photography

Kristin Hart

Desert Blooms - Lavender Blue, 2021
36 x 24 x 1 inch
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$1,600

Brno Del Zou, Sur les Chemins d'Alice - Dos à dos., Photography

Brno Del Zou

Sur les Chemins d'Alice - Dos à dos., 2021
13 x 8.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$231

Dominique Jullien, Tourbillon de Plaisirs, Photography

Dominique Jullien

Tourbillon de Plaisirs, 2022
11.8 x 6.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$462

Our recommendations Bernard Pras, Banania, Photography

Bernard Pras

Banania, 2014
38.2 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$5,770

Our recommendations Philippe Pasqua, Crâne, Photography

Philippe Pasqua

Crâne, 2015
59.1 x 78.7 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$28,848

Our recommendations Patrick Rubinstein, Ahava Pop yellow, Photography

Patrick Rubinstein

Ahava Pop yellow, 2019
20.1 x 20.1 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$4,847

Our recommendations Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Cubic Feet Empaquetages, Photography

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Cubic Feet Empaquetages, 1971
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

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Our recommendations Liu Bolin, Red No 1, Photography

Liu Bolin

Red No 1, 2012
35.4 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$13,847

Alen Opsar, Gag, Photography

Alen Opsar

Gag, 2021
27 x 21 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,500

Our recommendations Helmut Newton, Fashion Photograph, Paris 1976, Photography

Helmut Newton

Fashion Photograph, Paris 1976, 1980
16.1 x 10.6 inch
Photography

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Clemente Vergara, Jerez Horse, Photography

Clemente Vergara

Jerez Horse, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$450

Emanuele Cucuzza, WhatEyeAm VII, Photography

Emanuele Cucuzza

WhatEyeAm VII, 2011
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,154

Fabrice Malzieu, Gorée 1977, Photography

Fabrice Malzieu

Gorée 1977, 2002
11.4 x 11.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$723

Jihun Ju, Flower poem: Behind the scenes of spring, Photography

Jihun Ju

Flower poem: Behind the scenes of spring, 2019
16.5 x 23.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$799

Eric Chauvet, Bord de Mer 12, Photography

Eric Chauvet

Bord de Mer 12, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$196

Gonçalo Martins, 20141, Photography

Gonçalo Martins

20141, 2014
7.5 x 7.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$150

Our recommendations Hassan Hajjaj, V.B.F., Photography

Hassan Hajjaj

V.B.F., 2011
28.3 x 18.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$19,617

Lauric Gourbal, Perdue dans les bois, Photography

Lauric Gourbal

Perdue dans les bois, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,142

P van Bolderick, Venice beach blue beach surfers, Photography

P van Bolderick

Venice beach blue beach surfers, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$404

Anna Levesh, Flame Numbers - Dancing Flame Series, Photography

Anna Levesh

Flame Numbers - Dancing Flame Series, 2020
30.5 x 22.8 inch
Photography

$1,558

Our recommendations Romain Liverato, Pixellisation IV, Photography

Romain Liverato

Pixellisation IV, 2021
23.6 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$1,731

Heike Bohnstengel, Palm Tree Moon, Anza Borrego, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

Palm Tree Moon, Anza Borrego, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$456

Steve Sabella, In Exile, Photography

Steve Sabella

In Exile, 2008
49.2 x 53.9 inch
Photography

$20,771

Clara Delaporte, Gabrielle, Photography

Clara Delaporte

Gabrielle, 2021
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,731

Our recommendations Lina Redford, Magic of Her, Lina Redford 01 with Eric Ceccarini, Photography

Lina Redford

Magic of Her, Lina Redford 01 with Eric Ceccarini, 2019
63 x 41.7 x 2 inch
Photography

$9,231

Yasuo Kiyonaga, Two Landscapes 31, Photography

Yasuo Kiyonaga

Two Landscapes 31, 2020
19 x 13 x 0 inch
Photography

$923

Roxane Borujerdi, Sans titre, Photography

Roxane Borujerdi

Sans titre, 2010
18.1 x 27.6 inch
Photography

$2,885

Richard Unglik, The last Supper, Unglik original, signed by the artist, Photography

Richard Unglik

The last Supper, Unglik original, signed by the artist, 2012
13.4 x 23.6 x 1 inch
Photography

$750

Jean-Robert Franco, Vaisselle 2, Photography

Jean-Robert Franco

Vaisselle 2, 2022
39.4 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,308

Larry Snider, Boy and Girl, Photography

Larry Snider

Boy and Girl, 2008
12 x 12 x 0.25 inch
Photography

$600

Nana SRT, Ballroom Battle (V), Photography

Nana SRT

Ballroom Battle (V), 2018
26.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,307

Elena Raceala, Back home, Photography

Elena Raceala

Back home, 2021
24 x 36 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,154

Our recommendations Charlotte Abramow, Rouge sur Blanc, Photography

Charlotte Abramow

Rouge sur Blanc, 2018
3.9 x 5.9 inch
Photography

$519

Georges Saulterre, Argos, Photography

Georges Saulterre

Argos, 2021
11.8 x 17.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$692

Melvin Sokolsky, Bicycle Street II, Photography

Melvin Sokolsky

Bicycle Street II, 1963
30 x 30 inch
Photography

$30,000

Karl Lagasse, StoreHouse, Photography

Karl Lagasse

StoreHouse, 2020
16.7 x 12.2 x 0 inch
Photography

$5,770

Our recommendations Horst P. Horst, Istanbul - Untitled #4, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Istanbul - Untitled #4, 1954
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,700

Giana De Dier, Untitled (Woman Seated), Photography

Giana De Dier

Untitled (Woman Seated), 2020
11 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,385

Gaetan Haugeard, Last dance, Photography

Gaetan Haugeard

Last dance, 2021
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,039

Fabian Albertini, Vertical Line/Black, Photography

Fabian Albertini

Vertical Line/Black, 2020
13 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$2,769

Our recommendations Joost Wensveen, Blackrock, Photography

Joost Wensveen

Blackrock, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,712

J. Marquette Romeu, Social Distance/ Geste Barrière, Photography

J. Marquette Romeu

Social Distance/ Geste Barrière, 2021
22.4 x 29.1 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$519

Nihco, Le guerrier, Photography

Nihco

Le guerrier, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$577

Our recommendations Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Love for Ghana, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Love for Ghana, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$796

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 Slim Aarons, Positano Beach, Photography

Slim Aarons

Positano Beach, 1979
20.1 x 24 inch
Photography

$2,452

Jean Pierre De Neef, Grand Place de Bruxelles - Eté 2013, Photography

Jean Pierre De Neef

Grand Place de Bruxelles - Eté 2013, 2013
31.5 x 59.1 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,789

Géraldine Rué, La maison bleue, Photography

Géraldine Rué

La maison bleue, 2015
11.7 x 16.5 inch
Photography

$196 $148

Our recommendations David Lynch, Emily scream #1, Photography

David Lynch

Emily scream #1, 2008
33.1 x 33.1 inch
Photography

$11,539

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

$13,847

Edouard de Francisci, Pierre 22 - Details de Rome, Photography

Edouard de Francisci

Pierre 22 - Details de Rome, 2021
5.9 x 5.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$346

Paul Nicklen, Antarctic Veil, Photography

Paul Nicklen

Antarctic Veil, 2017
24 x 36 inch
Photography

$3,500

Gun Roze, Halloween, Photography

Gun Roze

Halloween, 1982
40 x 30 inch
Photography

$2,400

Federico Veronesi, Together, Photography

Federico Veronesi

Together, 2019
30 x 45 inch
Photography

$10,200

Steve Maudet, Retour en enfance en noir et blanc, Photography

Steve Maudet

Retour en enfance en noir et blanc, 2022
19.7 x 26.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$138

Our recommendations Miguel Winograd, Tatacoa I, Photography

Miguel Winograd

Tatacoa I, 2016
14 x 11 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$900

Elena Krasteva, La Terre est bleue comme une orange, Photography

Elena Krasteva

La Terre est bleue comme une orange, 2021
18.9 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$369

Vytautas Kumza, Half empty half full #4, Photography

Vytautas Kumza

Half empty half full #4, 2019
21.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,654

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