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After the Smoke: Modern Black & White Photograph of an Old-Fashioned Interior
By Robert Hite
Located in Hudson, NY
Black and white still life photograph of an old-fashioned interior filled with smoke and vines archival pigment print, edition of 10 40 x 30 inches, 49 x 39 inches in dark grey pain...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancing Girls, Black and White Portrait Photograph of Children in Sevilla, Spain
By Ernst Haas
Located in New york, NY
Shot in Seville, Spain, Haas captures a young girl mimicking the movements of flamenco dancers on the dance floor. Dancing Girls, 1956 by Ernst Haas, is an 11” x 14” gelatin silver p...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

The Gentleman Caller (Nick Simpson Sepia Victorian Styled Theatrical Photograph)
By Nick Simpson
Located in Hudson, NY
The Gentleman Caller (Nick Simpson Sepia Victorian Styled Theatrical Photograph) 12 x 16 inches, 21 x 26 inches framed in unique, vintage frame, anti-reflective glass, 8 ply off-whit...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, C Print

Warhol 'Trash' Superstar Joe Dallesandro, Iconic Movie Poster Photograph
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Warhol Superstar Joe Dallesandro photographed in June 1970 of Joe starring in Andy Warhol's "Trash", Mitchell has written on the reverse...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

James Bond 007/ Sean Connery CastelloLand Series Contemporary Color Photograph
By Paloma Castello
Located in Miami Beach, FL
'James Bond' Sean Connery Castelloland by Paloma Castello 31.4" x 21" inches last Image available AP 1 Digital photographs on glossy pearlescent paper 2015 Framed __________________...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Black and White, Color, Archival Pigment

Chez Yvonne, Shoe Shop, France, Black and White Photograph Paris 1980s
By Roberta Fineberg
Located in New york, NY
Chez Yvonne, Shoe Stop, 1986 by Roberta Fineberg is a 20" x 16" gelatin silver print, edition 1/5. A black-and-white photograph of Paris architecture and a storefront window in old P...
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1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Nathalie - Signed limited edition Ian Sanderson print,Black and white photograph
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
' Nathalie ' - Signed limited edition archival pigment print, 2006 - Edition of 10 This is an Archival Pigment print on fiber based paper ( Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta 315 gsm ,...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Giclée, Pigment, Archival Paper, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Wrassle Mania, 1975, Multi-Exposure Black and White Photograph, Framed, Signed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
This multi-exposure photograph in what Art called "wrassling" shows all angles of the sport of wrestling. The photograph is signed on the back and matted with a heavy white mat and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Ernie Banks, 1967, Chicago Cubs, Black and White Photograph, Signed, Framed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, was one of the most beloved players throughout his illustrious career with the Chicago Cubs from 1953 until 1971. Here he was captured in action - running to f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Alabaster Nude, New York, Black and White Photograph of Female Nude in Studio
By Roberta Fineberg
Located in New york, NY
A 14" x 11" black-and-white contemporary photograph of a female nude with classic symmetrical proportions suggests Greek sculpture of a feminine and statuesque subject. From a female...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

Stiletto, High Heels, New York, Black and White Contemporary Photograph of Shoe
By Roberta Fineberg
Located in New york, NY
A black and white photograph of a stiletto, high heel. The photograph is a kind of memento mori. Stiletto, 2003 by Roberta Fineberg is a 10" x 8" gelatin silver photograph. Dated, ti...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Subway 93, Black and White Limited Edition Photograph, NYC, 1970s, 1980s
By John Conn
Located in Riverdale, NY
John Conn’s New York City Subway limited edition fine art photographs were originally taken between 1975 and 1982. Each black and white photograph is signed and numbered. Edition ...
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1980s American Realist Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Winter Lambs (Framed Black and White Photograph of White Lambs in a Landscape)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
Contemporary black and white landscape photograph of white lambs sleeping under a snow capped tree "Winter Lambs", by Jerry Freedner, 2014 12 x 12 inch inkjet print, 16 x 16 inches ...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

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Digital Pigment

Ron Santo, 1967 - Black and White Baseball Photograph by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Ron Santo, the third baseman for the Chicago Cubs for 14 out of his 15 year career, is pictured here in this quintessential 1967 black and white photograph. It is signed by Art Shay...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

"Cold Keys", photograph, vintage, piano, black and white, metal print
By Rebecca Skinner
Located in Boston, MA
Rebecca Skinner’s “Cold Keys” was photographed in an abandoned train repair yard. The 16 x 24 inch black and white metal print is of piano keys with bits of ice keeping it cool. The ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

Brick Building and Roof, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Circa 1920s
By Dr. F.W. Buraky
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa late 1920s silver gelatin photograph scene of a stone house with trees is by Dr. F.W. Buraky, a member of the Chicago Camera Club. The piece will be shipped in a mat to fi...
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1920s Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Fashion photograph
By Helmut Newton
Located in Paris, FR
Very nice photo-lithography of Helmut Newton Annotations on the back Dimensions: 41 x 28 cm Signed by the artist in pencil Perfect condition - neat shipment
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1970s Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

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H 16.15 in. W 11.03 in. D 0.4 in.
Fashion photograph
By Helmut Newton
Located in Paris, FR
Very nice photo-lithography of Helmut Newton Annotations on the back Dimensions: 41 x 28 cm Signed by the artist in pencil Perfect condition - neat shipment
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1970s Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

  • Fashion photograph
  • Fashion photograph
  • Fashion photograph
  • Fashion photograph
H 16.15 in. W 11.03 in. D 0.4 in.
"Baby Chairs" Brazil Photograph
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Fernando Natalici, "Baby Chairs," Brazil 1978 Shot during a trip to the countryside of São Paulo Brazil, this pair of rustic wood children's chairs belonged to two young brothers wit...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Robert Plant "Dove"-Platinum Photograph
By Neal Preston
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Robert Plant on Stage at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA. 1973. Platinum Palladium photograph. Limited Edition of 20. Available in 20x24 inch and 30x40 inch. Photograph by Ne...
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Abbie Hoffman photograph, Detroit 1960s
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Abbie Hoffman photograph by Leni Sinclair Set in Ann Arbor, MI, 1969, this rare, classic image of a young Abbie Hoffman was captured by none other than, legendary Detroit photograph...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Lower Manhattan Bridges, New York City, Waterfront Photograph Gelatin Silver
By Roberta Fineberg
Located in New york, NY
Lower Manhattan Bridges, New York City, 2004 by Roberta Fineberg is a signed 20" x 16" gelatin silver photograph in an edition of 5. Available: 2/5 A black-and-white cityscape photo...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Black and White, Silver Gelatin

David Bowie photograph New York City 1999
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
A rare, intimate photo of the legendary David Bowie taken at New York's Kit Kat Club in 1999 during a private VH1 event, by celebrated downtown photographer, Fernando Natalici. Dime...
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20th Century Pop Art Black and White Photography

John Lennon photograph Detroit, 1970s (John & Yoko)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Leni Sinclair John Lennon & Yoko Ono photograph Detroit, 1972 Photographed by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of the year (Se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints in Polaroid Photo Album. These measure 10 x 8 4.25 x 3.25. it is a folder titled on it Custom Print by Polaroid the album i...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Polaroid, Silver Gelatin

Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints in Polaroid Photo Album. These measure 10 x 8 4.25 x 3.25. it is a folder titled on it Custom Print by Polaroid the album i...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Polaroid, Silver Gelatin

Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints in Polaroid Photo Album. it looks to be shot in a mirror. These measure 10 x 8 4.25 x 3.25. it is a folder titled on it Cu...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Polaroid

Bruce Springsteen photograph (the Bottom Line NYC 1975)
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Bruce Springsteen Photograph by Fernando Natalici A rare, striking photo of Bruce Springsteen at the age of 25 captured at The Bottom Line New York, 1975, by celebrated underground p...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Patti Smith photograph by Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
An intimate & charming photo of rock goddess Patti Smith by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair - Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of 2016 (See The Guardian UK Photo Secti...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

"Steaks," 1970s NY Time Square photograph (New York street photography)
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
In 1978, photographer Fernando Natalici, the creative mind behind the graphic design for iconic venues like CBGB and the Mudd Club, spent twenty-four hours shooting the raw scenery o...
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1970s Street Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

IGGY POP photograph Detroit 1971 (Leni Sinclair Iggy Pop rock photography)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare early Iggy Pop photo by Leni Sinclair: A stand out, early image of punk pioneer Iggy Pop, shot by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, Kresge Foundation's Eminent Arti...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

1970s Times Square New York photograph (New York City street photography)
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
"Roxy Burlesk" Times Square Photograph, Manhattan, 1978: In 1978, photographer Fernando Natalici, the creative mind behind the graphic design for iconic venues like CBGB and the Mudd...
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1970s Street Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Chef Julia Child Photo from Archive
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Julia Child. I believe that is her husband in the photo with her. This is a vintage photo from a newspaper archive. Julia Childs makes cooking cooking fun and easy... side profile ph...
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20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Flower with Gray Background (Black and White Floral Still Life Photograph)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This contemporary floral still life photograph of a bouquet of white flowers against a vintage style gray background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The roman...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

Flower with Gray Background (Black and White Floral Still Life Photograph)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This contemporary floral still life photograph of a bouquet of white flowers against a vintage style gray background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The roman...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

Solstice 11- dark still life floral landscape photograph with white and red rose
By Isabelle Menin
Located in New York, NY
This floral photography has a dramatic sense of composition which recalls the careful arrangements of Dutch and Flemish still life paintings from the 17-18 century. Belgian photog...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Photography

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Digital Pigment

Siouxsie and The Banshees on Stage Vintage Original Photograph
By Paul Cox
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white portrait features an action shot of band Siouxsie and the Banshees performing on stage. They have been widely influential, both over their contemporaries and wit...
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1980s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Siouxsie Closeup Vintage Original Photograph
By Simon Fowler
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white portrait features English singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Susan Janet Ballion, better known by her stage name Siouxsie Sioux. She is best known as th...
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1980s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Robbie Robertson Performing Vintage Original Photograph
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white action shot features Canadian musician, songwriter, film composer, producer, actor, and author: Robbie Robertson. Robertson is best known for his work as lead g...
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1970s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Joan Baez Giving Speech Vintage Original Photograph
By Chris Walter
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white profile portrait features American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez, whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social ...
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1970s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Stevie Wonder Singing Passionately Vintage Original Photograph
By Simon Fowler
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white portrait features American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder. A child prodigy, he is considered to be one of...
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1980s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Jon Bon Jovi Leaning Back Vintage Original Photograph
By Luciano Viti
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white studio capture features Jon Bon Jovi leaning back in sunglasses. Jon Bon Jovi is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor. Bon ...
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1990s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders Performing Vintage Original Photograph
By Neal Preston
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white action shot features Chrissie Hynde, an American musician who is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders. Inspired by hippie counter-cul...
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1970s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Joan Baez Profile Portrait Vintage Original Photograph
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white profile portrait features American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez, whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social ...
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1970s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Iron Lung Machine Black and White Photograph
By Ed Cooper
Located in Houston, TX
Black and white photograph of a machine used in the early to the late 20th century to assist people who suffered from diseases like polio and certain poisons. The photograph is frame...
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20th Century Naturalistic Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Transference-Abstract figurative contemporary black and white photograph, rare
By Osheen Harruthoonyan
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Contemporary black and white photograph, abstract figurative. Photographed on a vintage Graflex large format camera on black and white film. A double exposed black and white photog...
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Early 2000s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Lisbon, Portugal Marketplace, Black and White Photograph, 1960s
By Roz Joseph
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1960s black and white photograph of a market in Lisbon, Portugal is by New York/San Francisco photographer Roz Joseph (1926-2019). Joseph travelled extensively through Europe, N...
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1960s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Sanctuary, Contemporary black and white photograph, candles, architecture, rare
By Osheen Harruthoonyan
Located in Kinderhook, NY
A contemporary black and white photograph taken on the inside of an a centuries old prayer space in old Yerevan. The wall is a buildup of hundreds of years of wax layered on the wal...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Photographic Paper, Black and White

"Smoked Glass" Framed Abstract Black and White Photograph, 1969
By Barbara Lewis
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1969 abstract black and white photograph mounted to board is by Chicago-based painter, photographer, and printmaker Barbara Lewis (1925-2008). Lewis studied at the Art Institut...
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1960s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Rainbow Flag, Black and White Photograph, 2016
By Luca Artioli
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Gay Pride Flag by Luca Artioli Black and White Photograph 27" x 40" Archival Pigment Print Edition: 5 + 1 2016. Miami Skin is one of the few “Still photo” project realized only in B...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

Devotion 2, black and white photograph
By Heather Boose Weiss
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print 15" x 15" edition of 10, unframed, $1,380 30" x 30" edition of 10, unframed $3,450 Please allow at least 2 weeks for the photograph to be printed and shipped.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Kate #8, Vintage Black and White Photograph of Nude
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Kate #8, 2002 by Leonard Freed is an 8" x 10" signed black and white photograph, stamped "vintage" by the Freed estate on verso (back of photograph). Model and yogini Kate remains co...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

"Johny Jorgensen" Black and White Photograph of Men in Uniform with Horse
Located in San Francisco, CA
Entitled "Johny Jorgensen", this early-mid 20th century black and white photograph of men in uniform with a horse is unsigned. Framed in a restored vintage wood frame with a black ...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White

"Bleary" 35 MM Ilford black and white photograph by Sofia Malamute
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Bleary" 35MM Ilford black and white photograph by fine art and fashion photographer Sofia Malamute. Photograph of model Jamie Bochert shot for MAD Fall/Winter 2014. Image size 25 x ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

"Lovers", Black and White Photograph, 2002
By Sebastián Palomo Danko
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Lovers by Sebastián Palomo Danko 36 in. H x 24 in. W Edition of 5 + 2AP Black and White Archival Pigment Print Other sizes available All Prices are quoted as "initial price". Pleas...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment, Photographic Paper, Black and White

"Liberty", Black and White Photograph, 2002
By Sebastián Palomo Danko
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Liberty by Sebastián Palomo Danko 24 in. H x 36 in. W Edition of 5 + 2AP Black and White Archival Pigment Print Other sizes available ________________________________________________...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Black and White, Silver Gelatin, Archival Pigment

Man on City Streets, Yugoslavia, Black and White Photograph, 1960s
By Roz Joseph
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1960s black and white photograph of a Yugoslavian street is by New York/San Francisco photographer Roz Joseph (1926-2019). Joseph travelled extensively through Europe, North Afr...
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1960s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Body, Archival pigment print Medium Black and white Photograph
By Ricky Cohete
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Body, (2017-2018) by Ricky Cohete Black and White Photograph Archival Pigment print Image size: 36 in. H x 24 in. W Edition of 10 Unframed Channeling the energy of “water-signs” in ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment, Black and White

Early Black and White Photograph of a Large Cat Lounging in a Zoo Enclosure
Located in Houston, TX
Early black and white photograph of a large cat lounging in a zoo enclosure. The photograph is matted to a board to prevent bending. The photograph is not framed, but options are ava...
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20th Century Photorealist Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Mountains with Snow, Switzerland, Greece, Black and White Photograph, 1960s
By Roz Joseph
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1960s black and white photograph of a Swiss mountain range in snow is by New York/San Francisco photographer Roz Joseph (1926-2019). Joseph travelled extensively through Europe,...
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1960s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

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Black And White Photographs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of black and white photographs available on 1stDibs. A selection of these works in the Contemporary, Pop Art and Surrealist styles can be found today in our inventory. These items have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. You can search the black and white photographs that we have for sale on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of black, gray, beige and brown. These artworks have been a part of the life’s work for many artists, but the versions made by Andy Warhol, Fernando Natalici, Jack Mitchell, Shane Russeck and William Dey are consistently popular. Frequently made by artists working in paper, photographic paper and silver gelatin print, all of these available pieces are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Not every interior allows for large iterations of these items, so small black and white photographs measuring 0.1 inches across are available.

How Much are Black And White Photographs?

The average selling price for black and white photographs we offer is $1,004, while they’re typically $74 on the low end and $78,400 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Black and White Photography for You

There’s a lot to love about black and white photography.

The unique and timeless quality of a black and white photograph accentuates any room. Some might argue that we’re naturally drawn to color photography because it’s the world we know best. This is a shared belief, particularly in the era of camera-phone photography, editing apps and the frenetic immediacy of sharing photos on social media. But when we look at black and white photography, we experience deep, rich shadows and tonal properties in a way that transfixes us. Composition and textures are crisp and engaging. We’re immediately drawn to the subjects of vintage street photography and continue to feel the emotional impact of decades-old photojournalism. The silhouettes of mountains in black and white landscape photography are particularly pronounced, while portrait photography and the skylines of urban cityscapes come to life in monochrome prints.

When decorating with fine photography, keep in mind that some color photographs may not be suitable for every space. However, you can be more daring with black and white photos. The gray tones are classic, sophisticated and generally introduce elegance to any corner of your home, which renders black and white prints amazingly versatile.

Black and white photography adapts to its surroundings like a chameleon might. A single large-scale black and white photograph above the sofa in your living room is going to work with any furniture style, and as some homeowners and designers today are working to introduce more muted tones and neutral palettes to dining rooms and bedrooms, the integration of black and white photography — a hallmark of minimalist decor — is a particularly natural choice for such a setting.

Another advantage to bringing black and white photography into your home is that you can style walls and add depth and character without worrying about disrupting an existing color scheme. Black and white photographs actually harmonize well with accent colors such as yellow, red and green. Your provocative Memphis Group lighting and bold Pierre Paulin seating will pair nicely with the black and white fine nude photography you’ve curated over the years.

Black and white photography also complements a variety of other art. Black and white photos pair well with drawings and etchings in monochromatic hues. They can also form part of specific color schemes. For example, you can place black and white prints in colored picture frames for a pop of color. And while there are no hard and fast rules, it’s best to keep black and white prints separate from color photographs. Color prints stand out in a room more than black and white prints do. Pairing them may detract attention from your black and white photography. Instead, dedicate separate walls or spaces to each.

Once you’ve selected the photography that best fits your space, you’ll need to decide how to hang the images. If you want to hang multiple photos, it’s essential to know how to arrange wall art. A proper arrangement can significantly enhance a living space.

On 1stDibs, explore a vast collection of compelling black and white photography by artists such as Mark Shaw, Jack Mitchell (a photographer you should know), Berenice Abbott and David Yarrow.

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David Yarrow Tells Us the Tales behind His Wild, Wild Photography

David Yarrow Tells Us the Tales behind His Wild, Wild Photography

To capture many of the cinematic images in his new show, the famed photographer traveled to the still-rugged parts of Alaska and the Rocky Mountains, shooting supermodels and carnivores alike.

Kali Is an Art World Sensation, 40 Years after She Hid Her Work Away

Kali Is an Art World Sensation, 40 Years after She Hid Her Work Away

A newly discovered trove of her kaleidoscopic works reveals that the enigmatic artist captured the zeitgeist of 1960s Southern California.

Lori Grinker’s Artful Photographs of a Young Mike Tyson Are a Knockout!

Lori Grinker’s Artful Photographs of a Young Mike Tyson Are a Knockout!

The New York photographer tells us how an encounter with the then-13-year-old boxer led to a decade-long project that saw them both go pro.

John Dolan’s Photographs Capture the Art and Soul of a Wedding Day

John Dolan’s Photographs Capture the Art and Soul of a Wedding Day

In a new book compiling 30 years' worth of images, the photographer reveals that it's the in-between moments that make a wedding special.

Sebastião Salgado Takes Us on a Close-Up Journey to Amazônia

Sebastião Salgado Takes Us on a Close-Up Journey to Amazônia

The famed Brazilian photographer tells us about the seven years he spent immersed in the Amazon rain forest.

Jonathan Becker Reflects on His Decades of Photographing A-Listers for ‘Vanity Fair’

Jonathan Becker Reflects on His Decades of Photographing A-Listers for ‘Vanity Fair’

After 30-plus years with the storied magazine, the photographer shares the tales behind some of his most famous (and often surreal) pictures.

Photographer to Know:  Jack Mitchell

Photographer to Know: Jack Mitchell

His legendary portraits captured the pride and spirit of 20th-century creativity.

When Art Galleries Join Together, Everybody Wins

When Art Galleries Join Together, Everybody Wins

Art associations are known for their glitzy fairs, but these organizations do a ton of work behind the scenes to help gallerists and collectors. Here, the heads of five major art associations give us the rundown of what they do.