Skip to main content

Black And White Photography People

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
Icons and people -12x12" C print - Rev Dr. Martin Luther King with Willie Mays
By Harry Adams
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a new and growing selection of photography curated in early 2019, of iconic figures, as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment in time by curate...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Audrey Hepburn in "Secret People" Globe Photos Fine Art Print
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white publicity still features actress Audrey Hepburn for her role in "Secret People", 1952. Film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn was a British actress, active during...
Category

1950s Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print, Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper

People, Milan, Medium Black and White Photograph, 2011
By Guilherme Licurgo
Located in Miami Beach, FL
People – Milan, 2011 by Guilherme Licurgo Archival Pigment Print Small size: 35 in. H x 23 in. W Edition of 10 + 2 AP 2011 Unframed From the Mundo de Sombras series. Other sizes a...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Black and White, Archival Pigment

People in Que City Scene 1960s Black and White Photograph
By Roz Joseph
Located in San Francisco, CA
This work is a 1960s photograph by New York/San Francisco photographer Roz Joseph (1926-2019). Joseph traveled extensively through Europe, North Africa, and Asia in the 1960s shootin...
Category

1960s American Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Moenckebergstrasse Hamburg with cars and people, Germany 1938, Printed Later
By Karl Heinrich Lämmel
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
One of the photographers at Mauritius Publishing based in Berlin was Karl Heinrich Lämmel. Born on 30 July 1910 in Riesa, Saxony, he has been missing since April 1945. In the thirtie...
Category

1930s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White

Harbor hospital at Hamburg St. Pauli and People, Germany 1938, Printed Later
By Karl Heinrich Lämmel
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
One of the photographers at Mauritius Publishing based in Berlin was Karl Heinrich Lämmel. Born on 30 July 1910 in Riesa, Saxony, he has been missing since April 1945. In the thirtie...
Category

1930s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White

Games People Play
By Luciana Pampalone
Located in New York, NY
Listing is for UNFRAMED print. Inquire within for framing. Edition of 20. CURRENT EXHIBITION - runs through December 31, 2017. Any framed photographs purchased during the show will...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Business people, talking Moenckebergstrasse Hamburg Germany 1938 Printed Later
By Karl Heinrich Lämmel
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
One of the photographers at Mauritius Publishing based in Berlin was Karl Heinrich Lämmel. Born on 30 July 1910 in Riesa, Saxony, he has been missing since April 1945. In the thirtie...
Category

1930s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White

People on the Edge
By Mark Klett
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Using landscape photography to reflect on broader notions of culture, the passage of time, and the construction of perception, photographers Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe spent five yea...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

People on the Edge
H 11.75 in. W 120 in.
Moenckebergstrasse cars people city hall, Hamburg Germany 1938 Printed Later
By Karl Heinrich Lämmel
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
One of the photographers at Mauritius Publishing based in Berlin was Karl Heinrich Lämmel. Born on 30 July 1910 in Riesa, Saxony, he has been missing since April 1945. In the thirtie...
Category

1930s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White

People traveling in Volkswagen beetle, Germany 1939 Printed Later
By Karl Heinrich Lämmel
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
One of the photographers at Mauritius Publishing based in Berlin was Karl Heinrich Lämmel. Born on 30 July 1910 in Riesa, Saxony, he has been missing since April 1945. In the thirtie...
Category

1930s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White

Moenckebergstrasse, city hall, cars, people, Hamburg Germany 1938 Printed Later
By Karl Heinrich Lämmel
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
One of the photographers at Mauritius Publishing based in Berlin was Karl Heinrich Lämmel. Born on 30 July 1910 in Riesa, Saxony, he has been missing since April 1945. In the thirtie...
Category

1930s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White

Nenets, an indigenous nomadic people
By Sebastião Salgado
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Signed in pencil on verso
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Nenets, an indigenous nomadic people
By Sebastião Salgado
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Signed in pencil on verso
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Kennedy Campaign, Jackie Meets Local People, 1959
By Mark Shaw
Located in New York, NY
The Kennedy Campaign 1959, nb_056_057 -- Jackie meets the local people. Image size is 10" x 15" (for 11" x 17" paper size). All Mark Shaw prints are made to order in limited editions...
Category

1950s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Giclée

Kennedy Campaign, Jackie Meets Local People, 1959
By Mark Shaw
Located in New York, NY
The Kennedy Campaign 1959, nb_056_057 -- Jackie meets the local people. Image size is 22" x 32" (for 24" x 36" paper size). All Mark Shaw prints are made to order in limited editions...
Category

1950s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Giclée

Kennedy Campaign, Jackie Meets Local People, 1959
By Mark Shaw
Located in New York, NY
The Kennedy Campaign 1959, nb_056_057 -- Jackie meets the local people. Image size is 13.75" x 20" (for 17" x 22" paper size). All Mark Shaw prints are made to order in limited editi...
Category

1950s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Giclée

People on old bridge at Neckar to Heidelberg, Germany 1936, Printed Later
By Karl Heinrich Lämmel
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
One of the photographers at Mauritius Publishing based in Berlin was Karl Heinrich Lämmel. Born on 30 July 1910 in Riesa, Saxony, he has been missing since April 1945. In the thirtie...
Category

1930s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White

Central Park (people sitting with pigeons)
By John Albok
Located in Dallas, TX
Titled, dated and artist stamp on verso. Vintage gelatin silver print Born in Munkacs, Hungary, John Albok learned photography as a boy. He came to the U.S. in 1921 finding work alm...
Category

Early 20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Icons and people -12x12" C print - Rev Dr. Martin Luther King with Willie Mays
By Harry Adams
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a new and growing selection of photography curated in early 2019, of iconic figures, as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment in time by curate...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Sport Is the Right of the People
By Laurence Salzmann
Located in New York, NY
Listing is for UNFRAMED print. Inquire within for framing. Edition of 10. If the exhibition piece is sold or the customer orders a different print size, the photograph is pro...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Icons, people -12x12" C print, Muhammad Ali Smiling
By Harry Adams
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a new and growing selection of photography of iconic figures, as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment in time by curated by gallery in Los Ang...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Nun Hoping for Charity from People Passing, NYC
By Harold Feinstein
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition 3/200 Signed, dated and numbered. Harold Feinstein was born in Coney Island, New York, in 1931. He began photographing in 1946 at the age of 15 and joined the Photo League ...
Category

20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Icons & People - Muhammad Ali, Stokely Carmichael, Los Angeles, 1973 Print Later
By Guy Crowder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a new and growing selection of photography, curated since early 2019, of iconic figures, as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment in time, cura...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Icons & people: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Ralph Abernathy, Sammy Davis Jr.
By Guy Crowder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a growing selection of photography by different photographers, curated in early 2019, of iconic figures as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different momen...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Icons & people: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Ralph Abernathy, Sammy Davis Jr.
By Guy Crowder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a growing selection of photography by different photographers, curated in early 2019, of iconic figures as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different momen...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Icons, people - 40x40" Silver Gelatin Print, Muhammad Ali Smiling
By Harry Adams
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a new and growing selection of photography curated in early 2019, of iconic figures as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment in time by curated...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

cave, people, bear face, drawing, brain or homo sapiens saying hi
By Sofia Borges
Located in New York, NY
Sofia Borges cave, people, bear face, drawing, brain or homo sapiens saying hi, 2014 Pigment print on cotton paper mounted on Sintra Edition 1 of 5 + 1 AP Size 1: 47 ¼ x 70 ¾ inches ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Icons & people: Rosa Parks & Lillian Rogers Parks at Compton Unified, LA
By Guy Crowder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a growing selection of photography by different photographers, curated in early 2019, of iconic figures as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different momen...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Icons & people: Rosa Parks & Lillian Rogers Parks at Compton Unified, LA
By Guy Crowder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a growing selection of photography by different photographers, curated in early 2019, of iconic figures as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different momen...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Icons, people - Muhammad Ali smiling with Lorraine Adams, Los Angeles, Aug 1964
By Harry Adams
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a new and growing selection of photography of iconic figures, as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment in time by curated by gallery in Los Ang...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Icons, people - Tom Bradley & Muhammad Ali Play Boxing, Los Angeles Calif. 1973
By Harry Adams
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Photo of Tom Bradley and Muhammad Ali. This is a new and growing selection of photography of iconic figures, as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Waura people fishing in the Piulaga Lake. Upper Xingu, Mato Grosso, Brazil
By Sebastião Salgado
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Sebastião Salgado Waura people fishing in the Piulaga Lake. Upper Xingu, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2005 Gelatin silver print 36 x 50 inches 91.44 x 127 cm Sebastião Salgado is Brazilian-...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

untitled, vintage black and white print of NYC storefront window and people
By Mark Feldstein
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This vintage black and white silver gelatin print depicts the exterior of a storefront in New York City with passersby looking into the store window. Mark Feldstein (1937—2001) was ...
Category

1970s Academic Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Untitled (People Watching a Fire), July 28
By Weegee
Located in New York, NY
Artwork information: Ten gelatin silver prints; printed c.1945 Each print dated and captioned on paper label with Acme Photo credit stamp on print verso.
Category

1940s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

The Village People Backstage Vintage Original Photograph
By Adrian Boot
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white portrait features American disco group well-known for their on-stage costumes, catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics, The Village People. Originally conceived by Ja...
Category

1970s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

The Village People Closeup in Costume Vintage Original Photograph
By Anastasia Pantsios
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white portrait features American disco group well-known for their on-stage costumes, catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics, The Village People. Originally conceived by Ja...
Category

1970s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Tomei Expressway: The Road that Drives People
By Daido Moriyama
Located in New York City, NY
Materials

Archival Pigment

The Village People in Costume on Stage Vintage Original Photograph
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white portrait features American disco group well-known for their on-stage costumes, catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics, The Village People. Originally conceived by Ja...
Category

1970s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

The Village People in Costumes Vintage Original Photograph
By Anastasia Pantsios
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white portrait features American disco group well-known for their on-stage costumes, catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics, The Village People. Originally conceived by Ja...
Category

1970s Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

White Dog and People Walking, Seattle
By Paul Greenberg
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 10 Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil on print verso. Signed in black ink on print margin. Paper size: 11 x 14 in. Image size: 5 x 12 in.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Icons and people - Muhammad Ali, Stokely Carmichael, Los Angeles, 1973 unframed
By Guy Crowder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a new and growing selection of photography of iconic figures, as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment in time by curated by gallery in Los Ang...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Icons and people -20x20" C print - Kareem Jabbar, Tommy Lasorda 1980 Los Angeles
By Harry Adams
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a new and growing selection of photography of iconic figures, as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment in time by curated by gallery in Los Ang...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Icons and people -12x12" - Rev Dr. Martin Luther King with Willie Mays
By Harry Adams
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a new and growing selection of photography of iconic figures, as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment in time by curated by gallery in Los Ang...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

A lot of people say we're chunks of meat
By Bill Owens
Located in Dallas, TX
A lot of people say we're chunks of meat, 1974 Gelatin silver print 14 x 10 3/4 in. Signed and dated in black ink on margin Bill Owens was born and raised in California. After volun...
Category

1970s American Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

The Village People Stepping Out of the Grand Ballroom
By Meryl Meisler
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print Signed, titled, dated, and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet size (Edition of 5 + 2 APs) 20 x 16 inches, sheet size (Edition of 5 + 2 APs) From the series...
Category

1970s Other Art Style Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Icons, people - 12x12"- Martin Luther King Jr., withSammy Davis Jr, Natalie Wood
By Harry Adams
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a new and growing selection of photography of iconic figures, as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment in time by curated by gallery in Los Ang...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Icons & people: Rosa Parks & Lillian Rogers Parks at Compton Unified, LA
By Guy Crowder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a growing selection of photography by different photographers, curated in early 2019, of iconic figures as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different momen...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print

Black And White Photography People For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of black and white photography people for sale on 1stDibs. Today, if you’re looking for Modern editions of these works and are unable to find the perfect match for your home, our selection also includes Modern. These items have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Black and white photography people available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes gray, black, silver and more. Many versions of these artworks are appealing in their rich colors and composition, but Harry Adams, Guy Crowder, Mark Shaw, Sebastião Salgado and John Albok produced especially popular works that are worth a look. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in c print, silver gelatin print and archival pigment print — can elevate any room of your home. Some black and white photography people are too large for some spaces — a variety of smaller iterations, measuring # 7.5 inches across, are available.

How Much are Black And White Photography People?

Black and white photography people can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $1,000, while the lowest priced sells for $185 and the highest can go for as much as $40,000.

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.