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"Chihuahuas" by Keystone/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Chihuahuas" by Keystone/Getty Images A small dog's eye-view of two chihuahuas and their owners waiting for judges at Cruft's all-champion dog show. Unframed Paper Size: 20" x 24''...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Falaise Collection" by John Chillingworth/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Falaise Collection" by John Chillingworth/Getty Images An outfit designed for the English market by Maxime de la Falaise. The model wears a pale tangerine sweater and tie with apri...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Street Games" by Thurston Hopkins/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Street Games" by Thurston Hopkins/Getty Images A young child wearing an Indian headdress hides in a coal hole as he takes aim under the watchful eye of a friend. Original Publicati...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Joan Crawford" by Thurston Hopkins/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Joan Crawford" by Thurston Hopkins/Getty Images American actress Joan Crawford (1906 - 1977) asks her assistant to bite off a loose thread from her dress at the Dorchester Hotel, L...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Animal Friends" by Fox Photos/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Animal Friends" by Fox Photos/Getty Images 15th July 1931: Two women in bathing suits share a snack with a couple of sea lions during a display in Paris. Unframed Paper Size: 30" ...
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1930s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Hepburn At Paris" by Bert Hardy/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Hepburn At Paris" by Bert Hardy/Getty Images Belgian-born US actress Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) in a street at Paris during the filming of 'Funny Face' Original Publication: Pict...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Marilyn Monroe In A Bikini" by Archive Photos/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Marilyn Monroe In A Bikini" by Archive Photos/Getty Images American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) posing on a rooftop circa 1951. Unframed Paper Size: 40" x 40'' (inches) P...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Heavyweight" by Felix Man/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Heavyweight" by Felix Man/Getty Images Eighteen-year-old animal trainer Zabuna lying under one of her performing elephants. This stunt forms part of her act for the Chessington Cir...
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1940s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Crowning Glory" by Bert Hardy/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Crowning Glory" by Bert Hardy/Getty Images Premium Rates Apply. An elegant Parisian spends the morning in a Champs Elysees cafe. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5343 - Sunday ...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Dominion Monarch" by Harry Todd/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Dominion Monarch" by Harry Todd/Getty Images The 26,263 ton Shaw Savill liner Dominion Monarch dwarfs the surrounding houses in Saville Road from her dry dock at the King George V ...
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1940s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Paul Newman" by William Lovelace/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Paul Newman" by William Lovelace/Getty Images American film actor Paul Newman at the Oscars award ceremony in Hollywood. Unframed Paper Size: 24" x 20'' (inches) Printed 2022 Sil...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Spiral Staircase" by Fox Photos/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Spiral Staircase" by Fox Photos/Getty Images May 1937: The spiral staircase at St Paul's Cathedral, London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images) Unframed Paper Size: 24" x 20'' (in...
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1930s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Betty Slade Dives" by Fox Photos/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Betty Slade Dives" by Fox Photos/Getty Images England's champion woman diver, Betty Slade, doing a back dive from the springboard, during training at Wood Green baths. Unframed Pa...
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1960s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Taylor In Ball Gown" by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Taylor In Ball Gown" by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images British-born American actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - 2011) in a white, off-the shoulder ball gown, circa 1951. Unfr...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Elvis rehearsing for Milton Berle" by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Elvis rehearsing for Milton Berle" by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley rehearsing for his performance the Milton Berle Show on June 4, 1956 i...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"1st Class Travel" by Fox Photos/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"1st Class Travel" by Fox Photos/Getty Images September 1934: Mrs C Wylds behind the wheel with her pet pig at Terling in Essex. Unframed Paper Size: 16" x 20'' (inches) Printed 20...
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1930s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Michael Jackson Home Photo Shoot" by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Michael Jackson Home Photo Shoot" by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images LOS ANGELES - APRIL 20: Michael Jackson poses for a photo shoot at his Hollywood Hills home on April 20, 197...
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1970s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Fan's Fashion" by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Fan's Fashion" by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images 5th January 1957: Two young Fulham football fans Freda and Frank Hearn dressed in their club's colours of black and whit...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Sexy Scot" by Bob Haswell/Express/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Sexy Scot" by Bob Haswell/Express/Getty Images 28th October 1963: British actor Sean Connery lounges on a sofa with a cigarette. He is in London during filming of the thriller 'Wom...
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1960s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Marilyn Candid Moment" by Ed Feingersh/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Marilyn Candid Moment" by Ed Feingersh/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images NEW YORK - MARCH 1955: Actress Marilyn Monroe reads the book "To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting" by...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Chic Shoes" by Joseph McKeown/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Chic Shoes" by Joseph McKeown/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images 18th September 1954: A poodle adds a touch of chic to an array of footwear designed by 26-year-old Jean Matth...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Cafe Culture" by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Cafe Culture" by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images A waiter serving clients on the terrace of a cafe on the Champs-Elysees, Paris, June 1951. Original publication...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Race Order" by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Race Order" by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Maserati racing cars in the pit during a road race at at St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, May 1947. Original p...
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1940s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Boat Bearers" by Gerry Cranham/Fox Photos/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Boat Bearers" by Gerry Cranham/Fox Photos/Getty Images 30th July 1938: Two swimsuited girls are carrying their canoe on their heads. Unframed Paper Size: 20" x 24'' (inches) Print...
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1930s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Queen Of Soho" by Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Queen Of Soho" by Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Model Andria Loran (right) greets a friend, 21st July 1956. Loran works in Soho, London as a model and h...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

Mirror Image - Chris Smith, Muhammad Ali, boxing, black and white, 20x30 in
Located in London, GB
Chris Smith (b.1937) Mirror Image 1974 silver gelatin fibre based print 20 x 30 in. / 34.5 x 48 in. / 46 x 66 in. signed and numbered printed later This work is available in the fol...
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1970s Contemporary Black And White Vintage Images

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Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

"Bergman On Set" by Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Bergman On Set" by Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Swedish stage and film actress Ingrid Bergman (1915 - 1982) in period costume on set during the filming...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

"Florentine Fashion" by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Located in London, GB
"Florentine Fashion" by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images The Third Italian High Fashion Show in Florence, Italy, 1952. Original Publication : Picture Post - 5685...
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1950s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Black and White

Mirror Image - Chris Smith, Muhammad Ali, boxing, black and white, 34.5x48 in
Located in London, GB
Chris Smith (b.1937) Mirror Image 1974 silver gelatin fibre based print 20 x 30 in. / 34.5 x 48 in. / 46 x 66 in. signed and numbered printed later This work is available in the fol...
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1970s Contemporary Black And White Vintage Images

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Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Mirror Image - Chris Smith, Muhammad Ali, boxing, black and white, 46x66 in
Located in London, GB
Chris Smith (b.1937) Mirror Image 1974 silver gelatin fibre based print 20 x 30 in. / 34.5 x 48 in. / 46 x 66 in. signed and numbered printed later This work is available in the fol...
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1970s Contemporary Black And White Vintage Images

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Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Image Mass Murder
By Richard Hambleton
Located in New York, NY
Silver gelatin print
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1970s Black And White Vintage Images

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Silver Gelatin

Silhouette (Image Mass Murder)
By Richard Hambleton
Located in New York, NY
Silver gelatin photograph
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1970s Black And White Vintage Images

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Silver Gelatin

Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin, Detroit, Triple image
By Michael Brennan
Located in New York, NY
17x22" Limited Edition Print of 25 Prints Hand Signed by the Photographer Please allow extra production time.
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20th Century Contemporary Black And White Vintage Images

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Archival Pigment

The Jackson 5 at the Image Awards 24" x 20" Edition of 75
Located in Austin, TX
This black and white candid capture features the family band The Jackson 5 at the Image Awards, circa 1972. The Jackson 5, later known as the Jacksons, was an American pop band comp...
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1970s Contemporary Black And White Vintage Images

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Archival Paper

Investigation Department Investigates (Image Mass Murder)
By Richard Hambleton
Located in New York, NY
Silver gelatin photograph
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1970s Black And White Vintage Images

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Silver Gelatin

Dior, BW Salon image of Model in Vertgazon ensemble,1961
By Mark Shaw
Located in New York, NY
A model wearing Dior's Vertgazon ensemble photographed by Mark Shaw in 1961. Image size is 22" x 32" (for 24" x 36" paper size). All Mark Shaw prints are made to order in limited edi...
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1960s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Giclée

Dior, BW Salon image of Model in Vertgazon ensemble,1961
By Mark Shaw
Located in New York, NY
A model wearing Dior's Vertgazon ensemble photographed by Mark Shaw in 1961. Image size is 10" x 15" (for 11" x 17" paper size). All Mark Shaw prints are made to order in limited edi...
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1960s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Giclée

Dior, BW Salon image of Model in Vertgazon ensemble,1961
By Mark Shaw
Located in New York, NY
A model wearing Dior's Vertgazon ensemble photographed by Mark Shaw in 1961. Image size is 13.75" x 20" (for 17" x 22" paper size). All Mark Shaw prints are made to order in limited ...
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1960s Modern Black And White Vintage Images

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Giclée

Colored Paper Image I (White Curve with Black I)
By Ellsworth Kelly
Located in New York, NY
Medium: Colored and pressed paper pulp Printer: Tyler Graphics Ltd. Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford, New York Edition size: 20, plus proofs
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1970s Minimalist Black And White Vintage Images

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Other Medium

Colored Paper Image VI (White with Black Curve II)
By Ellsworth Kelly
Located in New York, NY
Printer: Kenneth Tyler Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford, New York Catalogue Raissone: Axsom 146 Edition Size: 23 Signed and numbered in pencil, lower margin
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1970s Abstract Black And White Vintage Images

1966 Unknown 'Images du Temps Qui Passe' Asian Blue,Black & White France Offset
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 27.5 x 18.25 inches ( 69.85 x 46.355 cm ) Image Size: 27 x 18.75 inches ( 68.58 x 47.625 cm ) Framed: No Condition: D: Heavy signs of wear, Torn, Damaged. SOLD AS IS. ...
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1960s Black And White Vintage Images

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Offset

Striking Image of Joan Crawford in Studio Chair Fine Art Print
By Bert Six
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white portrait features American film and television actress Joan Crawford. Known best for her roles in films such as "Possesed", "Sudden Fear", and "Whatever Happened...
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1940s Black And White Vintage Images

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Archival Paper, C Print, Archival Pigment, Archival Ink

The Jackson 5 at the Image Awards Globe Photos Fine Art Print
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white candid capture features the family band "The Jackson 5" at the Image Awards, circa 1972. The Jackson 5, later known as the Jacksons, was an American pop band co...
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1970s Black And White Vintage Images

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, C Print, Archival Pigment

Ansel Adams Images 1923-1974 Book
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Second Edition. Includes half-tone print of Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, From Lone Pine, 1944. Initialed “AA” by the artist.
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20th Century Black And White Vintage Images

Black And White Vintage Images For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of black and white vintage images for sale on 1stDibs. There are many Contemporary, Modern and Minimalist versions of these works for sale. These items have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Black and white vintage images available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes black, gray, blue and more. Mark Shaw, Ellsworth Kelly, Ansel Adams, Michael Brennan and Bert Six took a thoughtful approach to this subject that are worth considering. Frequently made by artists working in paper, archival pigment print and digital print, all of these available pieces are unique and have attracted attention over the years.

How Much are Black And White Vintage Images?

Prices for art of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — black and white vintage images in our inventory begin at $150 and can go as high as $50,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,550.

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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In Karen Knorr’s Sumptuous Photos, Exotic Animals Appear in Opulent Palaces

In Karen Knorr’s Sumptuous Photos, Exotic Animals Appear in Opulent Palaces

The Frankfurt-born, London-based American photographer has gone global with her popular "India Song" pieces, and, while her work has long featured figures lingering in lavish spaces, the species of her characters and underlying messages shift drastically from series to series.

Through Their Lens

Through Their Lens

Photographer Miranda Barnes turns her camera on five fellow Black artists and brings their creativity into focus.

Alex Prager’s Cinematic Photos Freeze Time in Moments of Curious Action

Alex Prager’s Cinematic Photos Freeze Time in Moments of Curious Action

In her new show, "Part One: The Mountain," the acclaimed photographer captures a variety of characters suspended in midair.

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.