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Contemporary Black and White Photography

CONTEMPORARY STYLE

Used to refer to a time rather than an aesthetic, Contemporary art generally describes pieces created after 1970 or being made by living artists anywhere in the world. This immediacy means it encompasses art responding to the present moment through diverse subjects, media and themes. Contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, performance, digital art, video and more frequently includes work that is attempting to reshape current ideas about what art can be, from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s use of candy to memorialize a lover he lost to AIDS-related complications to Jenny Holzer’s ongoing “Truisms,” a Conceptual series that sees provocative messages printed on billboards, T-shirts, benches and other public places that exist outside of formal exhibitions and the conventional “white cube” of galleries.

Contemporary art has been pushing the boundaries of creative expression for years. Its disruption of the traditional concepts of art are often aiming to engage viewers in complex questions about identity, society and culture. In the latter part of the 20th century, contemporary movements included Land art, in which artists like Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer create large-scale, site-specific sculptures, installations and other works in soil and bodies of water; Sound art, with artists such as Christian Marclay and Susan Philipsz centering art on sonic experiences; and New Media art, in which mass media and digital culture inform the work of artists such as Nam June Paik and Rafaël Rozendaal.

The first decades of the 21st century have seen the growth of Contemporary African art, the revival of figurative painting, the emergence of street art and the rise of NFTs, unique digital artworks that are powered by blockchain technology.

Major Contemporary artists practicing now include Ai Weiwei, Cecily Brown, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Kara Walker.

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Style: Contemporary
182.05.14, Porcelain series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
182.05.14 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Porcelain. In this series, the artist pursues his research on th...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Paul Newman/Sebring 12-Hour Race, Florida
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 25 Signed, titled, dated, print date, and numbered by Al Satterwhite Paper size: 36 x 24 in.
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

156.03.11, Torsi series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
156.03.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Torsi. In this series the model is stripped of identity. The pos...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

161.04.11, On body Forms series - Female Nude Photography
Located in Paris, FR
161.04.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. The work of Klaus Kampert is focused on nude photography, trying to capture an emotio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Smile - underwater nude b&w photograph - archival pigment print 18x24"
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater black and white photograph of a naked young woman smiling to the camera from the pool surface. This minimalistic photograph blends well with wide verity of interiors. Or...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

161.11.11, On body Forms series
Located in Paris, FR
161.11.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. The work of Klaus Kampert is focused on nude photography, trying to capture an emotio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

160.02.11, Hommage à Modigliani series
Located in Paris, FR
160.02.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Tribute to Modigliani. In this series, Klaus Kampert pays tribut...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

110.03.98, More Typographic Creations series (Male Dancer Photograph)
Located in Paris, FR
This photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert belongs to the series More Typographic Creations. Klaus Kampert focuses primarily on the body and movement. He works almost exclu...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

168.01.12, Wrapped series
Located in Paris, FR
168.01.12 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Wrapped. In this series, Klaus Kampert uses fabric to partially ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

161.02.11 by Klaus Kampert (On body Forms series) - Fine Art nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
161.02.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. Available dimensions and editions: * 55 x 40 cm : edition of 15 copies * 100 x 73 cm ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

161.07.11 (On body Forms) by K. Kampert - Female Nude Photography, black & white
Located in Paris, FR
161.07.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. The work of Klaus Kampert is focused on nude photography, trying to capture an emotio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

156.13.11, Torsi series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
156.13.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Torsi. In this series the model is stripped of identity. The pos...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Band "Big Pink"
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
The Band "Big Pink" album cover is one of the most iconic Albums of all time. This archival pigment photograph looks like it was taken during the Civil War. Taken in 1968 in Woods...
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

110.01.98, More Typographic Creations series (Male Dancer Photograph)
Located in Paris, FR
This photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert belongs to the series More Typographic Creations. Klaus Kampert focuses primarily on the body and movement. He works almost excl...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

156.01.11, Torsi series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
156.01.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Torsi. In this series the model is stripped of identity. The pos...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

154.08.11, Dancing the Cubes series (black and White nude photography)
Located in Paris, FR
154.03.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Dancing the Cubes. 55 x 40 cm: edition of 15 copies + 3 artist’s...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

127.04.04 by Klaus Kampert - Male Nude Dancer Photograph
Located in Paris, FR
German artist Klaus Kampert focuses primarily on the body and movement. This series was produced for the Deutshe Oper Am Rhein, Dusseldorf and Duisbourg's common opera. The photogra...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Palm Springs 14
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Further to Fly is a series of Wet Plate Collodion Photograms that continues in my practice of using drawings on mylar layered with light-sensitive materials in the darkroom to create...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photogram

182.02.14, Porcelain series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
182.02.14 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Porcelain. In this series, the artist pursues his research on th...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Radiohead, NYC 2001
Located in New York, NY
Limited Edition Signed by Danny Clinch Next available edition printed upon purchase. Please allow 3 weeks for production.
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Bull and the Bird, Kenya, Elephant, wildlife, b&w photography
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 10 More sizes on request ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptionally intimate portrait...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

168.02.12, Wrapped series by Klaus Kampert - black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
168.07.12 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Wrapped. In this series, Klaus Kampert uses fabric to partially ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Silver
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Silver - 2020, Edition of 7 plus 2 Artist Proof 20x20cm Archival Print, based on a Polaroid. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2020-841. Not mounted. ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, Black and White, C Print, Color, Polaroid

161.01.11, On body Forms series - Female Nude Photography
Located in Paris, FR
161.01.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. The work of Klaus Kampert is focused on nude photography, trying to capture an emotio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

161.03.11 (On body Forms) by K. Kampert - Female Nude Photography, black & white
Located in Paris, FR
161.03.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. The work of Klaus Kampert is focused on nude photography, trying to capture an emotio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Brush, 2018; Black and White Photography; Landscape; 24 x 30 Inches
Located in New York, NY
General Information: Edition of 10 Print only. Contact the artist for framing options. Produced on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper. A Signature Label with edition information is include...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

168.07.12, Wrapped series by Klaus Kampert - black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
168.07.12 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Wrapped. In this series, Klaus Kampert uses fabric to partially ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Ramji Bhagu by John Kenny. Acrylic Face-Mounted C-type Print.
Located in Coltishall, GB
I met this Sadhu with such kind eyes in Kashi (another name for Varanasi) on one of the chaotic ghats. We tried and failed to take the portrait as crowds and sacred cows constantly...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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C Print

Imani I, Cheetah, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 More sizes on request Portrait of the Cheetah Imani and one of her cubs. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close rang...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Quiet Wave- contemporary black & white landscape photography with ocean
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Quiet Wave" is a black and white fine art photograph of Michael Götze. It is an Edition 5 (1/5), Archival Lamda Print behind Acrylic finish. 102 x 202 cm, signed on back, comes with...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Lambda

160.06.11, Hommage à Modigliani series
Located in Paris, FR
160.06.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Tribute to Modigliani. In this series, Klaus Kampert pays tribut...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Mick Jagger, New York City, 1989 – Albert Watson, Art, Black and White, Portrait
Located in Zurich, CH
ALBERT WATSON (*1942, Scotland) Mick Jagger, New York City, 1989 Vintage silver gelatin print Sheet 50,8 x 40,64 cm (20 x 16 in.) Unique Print only Albert Watson was born 1942 in Ed...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Indian Autumn 1" Original photography Edition 6/7 by Lukas Dvorak
Located in Culver City, CA
"Indian Autumn 1" Original photography Edition 6/7 by Lukas Dvorak 32" x 24" inch Pigment print on Epson Fine ART paper 2014 Ships rolled in a tube ABOUT THE ARTIST Lukas Dvora...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, Pigment

Outkast, Grills, 1994
Located in New York, NY
Timothy White Fine Art Photography Print Limited Edition of 25 Signed by the photographer
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Indian Autumn 3 Original photography Edition 1/7 by Lukas Dvorak
Located in Culver City, CA
Indian Autumn 3 Original photography Edition 1/7 by Lukas Dvorak 32" x 24" inch Pigment print on Epson Fine ART paper 2014 Ships rolled in a tube ABOUT THE ARTIST Lukas Dvorak ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, Pigment

Kara Young, New York City, 1989 – Albert Watson, Celebrity, Fashion, NYC
Located in Zurich, CH
Albert WATSON (*1942, Scotland) Kara Young, New York City, 1989 1989 Archival pigment print Image 142 x 107 cm (55 7/8 x 42 1/8 in.) Edition of 10, plus 2 AP Print only Albert Wat...
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1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

168.04.12, Wrapped series by Klaus Kampert - black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
168.04.12 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Wrapped. In this series, Klaus Kampert uses fabric to partially ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Debbie Harry
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Debbie performing in London, UK. 1977 Signed and numbered by the photographer. Edition of 25
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

#1
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Photograph of #1 8x10 inch. Edition of 15. Photograph signed and numbered by photographer. *Photograph is available framed or un-framed.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Billie Holiday
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Herman Leonard (American, 1923-2010) Billie Holiday, New York City, 1949 Gelatin silver, printed later 12 x 9-1/2 inches (30.5 x 24.1 cm) Signed, titled and dated in ink in lower mar...
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Lynn Koester, Paris – Albert Watson, black and white, Portrait, woman, model
Located in Zurich, CH
ALBERT WATSON (*1942, Scotland) Lynn Koester, Paris 1992/2015 Chromogenic print from a polaroid positive face mounted to acrylic (Diasec) Sheet 238 x 182,5 cm (93 3/4 x 71 7/8 in.) F...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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C Print

Indian Autumn 1 color Original photography Edition 4/7 by Lukas Dvorak
Located in Culver City, CA
Indian Autumn 1 color Original photography Edition 4/7 by Lukas Dvorak 32" x 24" inch Pigment print on Epson Fine ART paper 2014 Ships rolled in a tube ABOUT THE ARTIST Lukas D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, Pigment

Sailor's Feet Hanging Over the Deck of the Iconic Yacht Rainbow, Design-Inspired
Located in US
"Over the Rail" The sailor's feet lined up over the edge of J-Class yacht Rainbow show that order permeates ever single aspect of this incredible sport. The nautical print series...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Wanaka Lake Tree, Study 2, Otafo, New Zealand
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Edition of 40 Michael Kenna is master of contemporary photography. Known for clean compositions, long exposures and minimalist aesthetics, Kenna’s signature style remains highly inf...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

The Dark Hedges, beech trees, Ireland, black and white photography, landscapes
Located in Vienna, Vienna
© Gerald Berghammer - Limited edition of 10. Archival fine art pigment print. Printed to order and signed, titled, dated and numbered by artist. Certificate of authenticity included....
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Black and White, Digital...

Dog and Shadow, Atina, Italy, black and white photo, contemporary Italian town
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Photographed in Atina, Italy, in the province of Frosinone, Lazio in central Italy, with a medium format Hasselblad camera on black and white film and printed by hand in a traditiona...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Futatsui Rocks, Study 1, Abashiri, Hokkaido, Japan
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Michael Kenna is master of contemporary photography. Known for clean compositions, long exposures and minimalist aesthetics, Kenna’s signature style remains highly influential among ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dan Hicks, San Francisco, CA
Located in New York, NY
16x20” Limited Edition Next available edition printed upon purchase. Other sizes available. Please allow 4 weeks for production.
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Debbie Harry, Blondie
Located in New York, NY
16x20” Limited Edition Signed by the Photographer Next available edition printed upon purchase. Please allow extra production time.
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

David Bowie, 1987
Located in New York, NY
16x20” Limited Edition Print, Signed by Colm Henry Next available edition printed upon purchase. Please allow 4 weeks for production.
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

154.03.11, Dancing the Cubes series (black and White nude photography)
Located in Paris, FR
154.03.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Dancing the Cubes. This picture from the 'Dancing the Cubes' se...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

One Hundred and Four Birds, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Edition 35 of 45 Michael Kenna is a master of contemporary photography. Known for clean compositions, long exposures and minimalist aesthetics, Kenna’s signature style remains hig...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Afternoon Trees, Shexian, Anhui, China. 2008
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Michael Kenna is master of contemporary photography. Known for clean compositions, long exposures and minimalist aesthetics, Kenna’s signature style remains highly influential among ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, USA, black and white photography, landscape
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Gerald Berghammer - Limited edition of 5. Archival fine art pigment print. Signed, titled, dated and numbered by artist. Certificate of authenticity included. Printed with 4cm white ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Digital, Digital Pigment, Photographic Film, Archival I...

Indian Autumn 2 Original photography Edition 3/7 by Lukas Dvorak
Located in Culver City, CA
Indian Autumn 2 Original photography Edition 3/7 by Lukas Dvorak 32" x 24" inch Pigment print on Epson Fine ART paper 2014 Ships rolled in a tube ABOUT THE ARTIST Lukas Dvorak ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, Pigment

Sunbeams - underwater black & white photograph - archival paper print
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater B&W photograph of a young naked woman wrapped in air bubbles and sunbeams. There were five grand-pianos at her house, a pool on the third floor, and a sad man on the bott...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Marilyn M (New York City), Original Photograph — Sally Davies
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
SALLY DAVIES (1956) is a Canadian born photographer who has been living in New York’s East Village for most of her life. While a trace of her accent hangs on she’s a New Yorker to th...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

"Memories and Dreams" Photography 32" x 24" inch Edition of 7 by Larsen Sotelo
Located in Culver City, CA
"Memories and Dreams" Photography 32" x 24" inch Edition of 7 by Larsen Sotelo Giclee (Archival Ink) print on 310G Platine Fibre Cotton Rag w/satin finish 32” X 24” inch Limited Ed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Rag Paper, Giclée

David H. Gibson black and white photography for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic David H. Gibson black and white photography. You can also browse by medium to find art by David H. Gibson in pigment print, archival pigment print, silver gelatin print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large David H. Gibson black and white photography, so small editions measuring 6 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find and find the work of. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $400 and tops out at $5,000, while the average work can sell for $900.

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