Skip to main content

Black And White Photography Africans

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
African Tails
By David Yarrow
Located in Vienna, AT
Wildlife nude picture of a model with a cheetah in the desert of Namibia, Africa. Great for animal lovers. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art phot...
Category

2010s Black and White Photography

  • African Tails
  • African Tails
  • African Tails
  • African Tails
H 52 in. W 69 in.
"Roar" - 40x60 Black and White Lion Photography Africa African Lion Photograph
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary photograph of an African Lion. 40x60 Edition of 10. Signed by Shane. Printed on archival paper and using archival inks Framing available. Inquire for rates...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

"Panthera Leo" 50x60 Black and White Lion Photography Africa African Lion
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary photograph of an African Lion. Printed on Archival Paper Using Archival ink 50x60 Edition of 10. Signed by Shane. Printed on archival paper and using archiv...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Muscle Boy, Harlem, Black and White Photography 1960s African American Children
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Muscle Boy, Harlem, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a signed and numbered archival Iris print. This edition 25/100 in a planned edition of 100 was halted at 25 prints (as annotated on verso...
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Black and White, Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Digita...

Boy In Tree Looking Over Land, Ethiopia, Africa, Iconic, Horizontal
By Drew Doggett
Located in US
"Untitled 20" In this best-selling, award-winning black and white photograph, a Suri boy elegantly perched in a tree looks over his livestock. The distinctly preserved cultures of...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Boy In Tree Looking Over Land, Ethiopia, Africa, Iconic, Horizontal
By Drew Doggett
Located in US
"Untitled 20" In this best-selling, award-winning black and white photograph, a Suri boy elegantly perched in a tree looks over his livestock. The distinctly preserved cultures of...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

"Lion Portrait"- 20x30 African Lion Black & White Photography
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary photograph of an African Lion by Shane Russeck 20x30 Edition of 50. Signed and numbered by Shane. Printed using only archival inks and paper. Framing availa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Beauty Contest, Harlem, Black and White Photography of African American Fashion
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Beauty Contest, Harlem, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a 16" x 20" gelatin silver print, signed verso (on back) by the Freed estate. The image appears in American photographer Freed's semi...
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Southern State, Black and White Civil Rights Photography African Americans 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
The photograph captures and translates the American South of the 1960s. Southern State, 1964 by Leonard Freed, is an 11” x 14” gelatin silver photograph from the photographer's Black...
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

"Roar" - 36x48 Black and White Lion Photography , Africa, Lion Photograph
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary photograph of an African Lion. 36x48 Edition of 12. Signed by Shane. Printed on archival paper and using archival inks Framing available. Inquire for rates...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

"Lion Portrait"- 36x48 Framed African Lion Black & White Photography
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary photograph of an African Lion by Shane Russeck 36x48 Edition of 12. Signed and numbered by Shane. Printed using only archival inks and paper. Framed with a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Louis Armstrong, Black & White Portrait Photography of African American Jazzman
By Philippe Halsman
Located in New york, NY
An iconic black and white jazz musician photograph of Louis Armstrong, from 1966, by Philippe Halsman. Louis Armstrong, old-school jazz great, was one of the best known jazz musician...
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Lion Portrait - 36x48 Black & White Photography, African lion Photograph Art
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary photograph of an African Lion. 36x48 Edition of 12. Archival Pigment print. Singed and numbered by Shane Russeck Framing available. Inquire for rates. FRE...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

"Panthera Leo"36x48 Black and White Lion Photography Unsigned Test Print Africa
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary photograph of an African Lion shot by Shane Russeck 36x48 Unsigned test print Printed on Kodak Luster paper. All large scale prints have 3 test prints Sha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

"Lion Portrait"- 20x30 Framed Africa Lion Black & White Photography Fine Art
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary photograph of an African Lion by Shane Russeck 20x30 Edition of 50. Signed and numbered by Shane. Printed using only archival inks and paper. Framed with a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

"Roar" - 40x60 Black & White Lion Photography , Africa, Lion Photograph Unsinged
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a black and white photograph of an African Lion. 40x60 Unsigned Test Print Printed on archival paper and using archival inks Framing available. Inquire for rates. Sha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Lion Portrait - 40x60 Black & White Photography, Photograph African Lion Art
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary photograph of an African Lion. 40x60 Edition of 10. Archival Pigment print. Singed and numbered by Shane Russeck Framing available. Inquire for rates. FRE...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Lion Portrait - 36x48 Black & White Photography, Photograph of African lion
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary photograph of an African Lion. 36x48 Edition of 12. Archival Pigment print. Singed and numbered by Shane Russeck Framing available. Inquire for rates. FRE...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

"Panthera Leo" 36x48 - Black & White Photography, African Lion Photograph Art
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
THIS IS THE LAST PRINT OF THIS EDITION! This is a contemporary photograph of an African Lion. 36x48 Edition of 12. Signed by Shane. Printed on archival paper and using archival in...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

20x30 Framed - Black & White Photography, Lion Photograph Africa "Panthera Leo"
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary photograph of an African Lion. 20x30 Edition of 50. Signed by Shane. Printed on archival paper and using archival inks Framed with our handmade wood frames, ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Araquem Alcantara - Lion, Tanzania, Africa - Wildlife Black and White Photograph
By Araquém Alcântara
Located in New York City, NY
Araquém Alcântara Lion, Tanzania, Africa, 2011 120 x 180 cm 48 x 71 inches Edition of 10 Also available in: 70 x 105 cm 27.5 x 41 inches Edition of 10 100 x 150cm 40 x 60 inches ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White, Archival Pigment

"Face Off" 36x48 - Black & White Fine Art Photography, Lion Photograph Africa
By Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary black and white photograph of an African Lion by Shane Russeck. 50x60 Edition of 10. Signed and numbered by Shane. Printed on archival paper and using archi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Morani, Kenya, Lion, b&w photography, Africa, Portrait
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 7 This iconic Lion is called "Morani". he's one of the very famous "Musketeer" Coalition in the Masai Mara National Reserve. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been phot...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Couple I, wildlife, b&w photography, landscape, Africa, elephant
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 5 Two young elephants playing together and hug each other with their trunks. Born in Germany in 1958, Joachim Schmeisser is best known for his major photographic...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

POWER I, Kenya, Elephant, b&w photography, Africa, Portrait
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 5 Also available in: 90 x 86 cm / 35.4 x 33.86 inch; Edition of 10; Price on request 150 x 143.4 cm / 59 x 56.3 inch; Edition of 3; Price on request This iconic elephant...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Imani I, Cheetah, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of the Cheetah Imani and one of her cubs. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptiona...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Lionheart, Lion, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of a beautiful and majestic male Lion. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptionally...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Africa, Photography, Contemporary, Landscapes
By Peter Mathis
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 10 Black and white photograph of tthe famous Victoria Waterfalls in Zimbabwe Africa. Peter Mathis was born in 1961 and lives in Hohenems in Austria. Since 1986, his profe...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Last Warrior, Kenya, Lion, b&w photography, Africa, Portrait
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 7 Signed on front or on an adhesive label This iconic Lion is called "Morani". He's one of the very famous "Musketeer" Coalition in the Masai Mara National Reserve. This...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

POWER II, Kenya, Elephant, b&w photography, Africa, Portrait
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 5 Also available in: 90 x 86 cm / 35.4 x 33.86 inch; Edition of 10; Price on request 150 x 143.4 cm / 59 x 56.3 inch; Edition of 3; Price on request This iconic elephant ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Giraffes crossing, wildlife, b&w photography, landscape, Africa
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 10 Two Giraffes crossing their necks at the foot of Mount Kenya. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Family of Elephants in Africa, Classic, Iconic, Black and White
By Drew Doggett
Located in US
"Wisdom's Keepers" In this image, a group of elephants appears lined up against a hazy backdrop of fog. It was a perfect yet unexpected scene. Exceptional Creatures is a limited e...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Family of Elephants in Africa, Classic, Iconic, Black and White
By Drew Doggett
Located in US
"Wisdom's Keepers" In this image, a group of elephants appears lined up against a hazy backdrop of fog. It was a perfect yet unexpected scene. Exceptional Creatures is a limited e...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Fire Hydrant, Harlem, Black and White Photograph African American Children 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Fire Hydrant, Harlem, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a 12" x 9" gelatin silver signed (on verso) later print. Punctuated by documentary photo essays such as Black in White America, Fire H...
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

The Lioness, Lion, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 7 Portrait of a female Lion in Kenya. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptionally intimate por...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Orbanoti II, Lion, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of the male lion Orbanoti in Masai Mara, Kenya. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exce...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Tano Bora, Cheetah, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of the 5 Boys called "Tano Bora". This coalition of five male cheetahs has been named the Tano Bora coalition, meaning ‘The Magnificent Five’ in the local Ma...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Lion Portrait II, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of a beautiful and majestic male Lion. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptionally...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Bull dusting I, Kenya, Elephant, b&w photography, Africa, Portrait
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 5 Available in different sizes This iconic elephant Primo, was with his 50 years one of the last remaining big boys in Africa with huge tusks. After several days followi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

A glimpse into Paradise wildlife, b&w photography, landscape, Africa
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Limited Edition of 5 More sizes on request A small elephant family is walking through the open plains of Amboseli. In the background you can see the Kilimanjaro. ​For years, Joachi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Amboseli Plains, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 10 A small elephant family walks through the plains of Amboseli National Park with the Kilimanjaro in the background. This artwork is offered by IMMAGIS · ART PHOTOGRAPH...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Fire Hydrant, Harlem, NYC, Black and White Photo 1960s African American Children
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Fire Hydrant, Harlem, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a 14" x 11" gelatin silver signed by the photographer (on verso) later print. Punctuated by documentary photo essays such as Black in ...
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Fire Hydrant, Harlem, New York, Black and White Photo African American Children
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Fire Hydrant, Harlem, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a 24" x 20" gelatin silver signed by the photographer (on verso) later print. Punctuated by documentary photo essays such as Black in ...
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Fashion Show, Harlem NY, Black and White Photograph African American Life 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Fashion Show, 1963, Harlem, USA by Leonard Freed, is a 11” x 14” gelatin silver print, which appears in the photographer's seminal Black in White America book (p. 104). It is stamped...
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Black and White photograph of African American Children -- Culture Series No. 1
By George Simmons
Located in Troy, NY
Two adolescents assess the viewer, offering differing attitudes. This black and white fine art photograph captures the vulnerability and bravado of youngsters at the point when child...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Digital

Berlin, Germany, African-American Soldier in Europe And Civil Rights Photography
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Berlin, Germany, 1961 by Leonard Freed, is a 14" x 11" gelatin silver print, signed and stamped on verso (back of photo) by the estate, by Brigitte Freed (wife of the photographer). ...
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Landscape Edition 1 of 8 Black White Infrared Kenya Wildebeest Migration Africa
By Aditya Dicky Singh
Located in La Chapelle Aubareil, FR
Aditya Dicky Singh Untitled Infrared photograph on fine-art Hahnemuhle archival paper 44" x 65" unframed (112cm x 165cm) 2016 Edition 1/8 A certificate of Authenticity will be ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Cheetah nursing babies, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 More sizes on request Portrait of a Cheetah and her cubs. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exc...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Lioness, South Africa (Wildlife Africa)
By Araquém Alcântara
Located in New York City, NY
Araquém Alcântara Lioness, South Africa, 2008 70 x 105 cm 27.5 x 41 inches Edition of 10 100 x 150cm 40 x 60 inches Edition of 10 120 x 180 cm 47 x 71 inches Edition of 10 Archiv...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White, Archival Pigment

10.000 BC, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 10 More sizes on request A small elephant family walks through the plains of Amboseli National Park. This artwork is offered by IMMAGIS · ART PHOTOGRAPHY, one of the lea...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Cheetah with babies, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 More sizes on request Portrait of a spotting Cheetah and her cubs. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, cre...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

The Divine, Cheetah, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of a beautiful Cheetah Lady from her backside. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating excep...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Bull dusting II, Kenya, Elephant, b&w photography, Africa, Portrait
By Joachim Schmeisser
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 5 Available in different sizes This iconic elephant Primo, was with his 50 years one of the last remaining big boys in Africa with huge tusks. After several days followi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Lions, Tanzania, Africa (Wildlife Africa)
By Araquém Alcântara
Located in New York City, NY
Araquém Alcântara Lions, Tanzania, Africa, 2011 70 x 105 cm 27.5 x 41 inches Edition of 10 100 x 150cm 40 x 60 inches Edition of 10 120 x 180 cm 47 x 71 inches Edition of 10 Arch...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment, Black and White

Sunday Morning, Photography of African American Life New York 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Sunday Morning, 1963 by Leonard Freed, is a 14” x 11” gelatin silver photograph from the artist's Black in White America book (p. 171). The photograph from the Freed estate is stampe...
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Elephant on Bare Earth, Amboseli – Nick Brandt, Elephant, Photography, Africa
By Nick Brandt
Located in Zurich, CH
NICK BRANDT (*1966, England) Elephant on Bare Earth, Amboseli 2011 Archival pigment print Sheet 142,24 x 177,8 cm (56 x 70 in.) Edition of 10, plus 2 AP; AP1 (from a sold out edition...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Woman on Bus, Washington Protest, African-American Civil Rights Photography
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Woman on Bus, from the March on Washington, 1963 (printed later) by Leonard Freed, is a 11" x 14" gelatin silver print, signed and stamped on verso (back of photo) by the estate, Bri...
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Harlem Fashion Show Hats, Street Photography of African Americans 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Harlem Fashion Show, Hats, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a 16" x 20" gelatin silver print, signed verso (on back) by the Freed estate. The image appears in American photographer Freed's s...
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Araquém Alcãntara - Lion and lioness, Tanzania, Africa
By Araquém Alcântara
Located in New York City, NY
ARAQUÉM ALCÂNTARA Lion & Lioness, Tanzania, Africa, 2012 40 x 32 inches - Edition of 10 Archival Pigment Print - Black box frame matt - Regular Plexiglas Araquém Alcântara, 64 year...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White, Archival Pigment

Araquém Alcãntara - Lion and lioness, Tanzania, Africa
By Araquém Alcântara
Located in New York City, NY
ARAQUÉM ALCÂNTARA Lion & Lioness, Tanzania, Africa, 2012 60 x 48 inches - Edition of 10 Archival Pigment Print - Black box frame matt - Regular Plexiglas Araquém Alcântara, 64 year...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White, Archival Pigment

  • 1

Black And White Photography Africans For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are several options of black and white photography africans available for sale. Finding the ideal Contemporary, Pop Art or Modern examples of these works for your living room, whether you’re looking for small- or large-size pieces, is no easy task — start by shopping our selection today. There are many variations of these items available, from those made as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a black and white photography africans that pops against an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include that feature elements of black, gray, beige, white and more. These artworks have been a part of the life’s work for many artists, but the versions made by Joachim Schmeisser, Drew Doggett, Leonard Freed, Araquém Alcântara and David Yarrow are consistently popular. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in archival pigment print, pigment print and paper — can elevate any room of your home. Some black and white photography africans are too large for some spaces — a variety of smaller iterations, measuring # 3.94 inches across, are available.

How Much are Black And White Photography Africans?

The average selling price for black and white photography africans we offer is $4,950, while they’re typically $475 on the low end and $307,058 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.

Read More

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.