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"Glam," Contemporary Photograph, 40" x 60"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson was taken in Las Vegas, Nevada. It depicts old, white and blue light-up letters from a sign, sitting in the grass with a bright yellow...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Feathers" Contemporary Photograph
By Keith Hamilton
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Much of Keith Hamilton's work is a comment on human perception: how our mind tries to recognize patterns and make sense of a complex world. Because context greatly influences how we ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Post-Modern Figurative Photography

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Archival Pigment

"Glam," Contemporary Photograph, 24" x 36"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson was taken in Las Vegas, Nevada. It depicts old, white and blue light-up letters from a sign, sitting in the grass with a bright yellow...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Kayak Abstract," Contemporary Photograph, 20" x 20"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph captures a line of bright, colorful kayaks stacked up against one another in the sun. The view is cropped in so that the kayaks appear as if they are bri...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Subway Surprise," Contemporary Photograph, 30" x 45"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This 2017 contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson was taken in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In it, a woman wearing a long, bright pink dress descends down stairs into a worn ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Underwater World," Contemporary Photograph, 40" x 60"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, cropped view of pool steps descending deeper into water. The cropped composition depicts an angled view of the st...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Subway Surprise," Contemporary Photograph, 40" x 60"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This 2017 contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson was taken in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In it, a woman wearing a long, bright pink dress descends down stairs into a worn ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Innerstellar II," Contemporary Photograph
By Stephen Ciuccoli
Located in Westport, CT
(2018) Limited Edition Photography. Editions of 6, numbered and signed by artist. **PRICE LISTED IS FOR PRINT ONLY. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR ADDITIONAL FINISH OPTIONS AND AVAILABILITY** ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Photography

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Canvas, Plexiglass, Photographic Paper, Digital, Archival Pigment

"Les Bleus," Contemporary Photograph, 60" x 40"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson features the back portion of a blue car parked on a cobblestone street in front of an historic stone building in St. Remy, France. A w...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Les Bleus," Contemporary Photograph, 36" x 24"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson features the back portion of a blue car parked on a cobblestone street in front of an historic stone building in St. Remy, France. A w...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Subway Surprise," Contemporary Photograph, 24" x 36"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This 2017 contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson was taken in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In it, a woman wearing a long, bright pink dress descends down stairs into a worn ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Metal

"Underwater World," Contemporary Photograph, 30" x 45"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, cropped view of pool steps descending deeper into water. The cropped composition depicts an angled view of the st...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Underwater World," Contemporary Photograph, 24" x 36"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, cropped view of pool steps descending deeper into water. The cropped composition depicts an angled view of the st...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Les Bleus," Contemporary Photograph, 45" x 30"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson features the back portion of a blue car parked on a cobblestone street in front of an historic stone building in St. Remy, France. A w...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

Meredith I, Fashion contemporary photograph
By Formento & Formento
Located in New York, NY
A romantic and intriguing image from the famous photography duo's Circumstance Series. These are large scale photographs beautifully framed in black photography frames and under gla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

"Parachute Jump," Colorful Contemporary Photograph, 40" x 60"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a red and yellow parachute jump structure on Coney Island against a vibrant blue sky background. The shape of the structure i...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Parachute Jump," Colorful Contemporary Photograph, 30" x 45"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a red and yellow parachute jump structure on Coney Island against a vibrant blue sky background. The shape of the structure i...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Parachute Jump," Colorful Contemporary Photograph, 24" x 36"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a red and yellow parachute jump structure on Coney Island against a vibrant blue sky background. The shape of the structure i...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series V," Contemporary Photograph, 40" x 40"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of a step descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts a textured, weathered white step...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series V," Contemporary Photograph, 30" x 30"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of a step descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts a textured, weathered white step...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series V," Contemporary Photograph, 20" x 20"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of a step descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts a textured, weathered white step...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

I am changing - Contemporary, Photograph, Landscape
By Cristina Fontsare
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
I am changing (2007)
 50 x 75 cm, Edition 1/5 plus 2 Artist Proofs. Photography printed on Canson Barita 310gr. Signed on back with Certificate. Not mounted. About myself I was b...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Color, Archival Pigment

“Treyolia” Black and White Conceptual Contemporary Photograph
By Delilah Montoya
Located in Houston, TX
Black and white contemporary photograph by Houston, TX artist Delilah Montoya. This conceptual photograph captures a young child with long, dark, curly hair, resembling that of Chris...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Pool Step Series VII," Contemporary Photograph, 40" x 40"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of pool steps descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts a textured, straight white s...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series VI," Contemporary Photograph, 40" x 40"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of pool steps descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts curved white steps, beginnin...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series VI," Contemporary Photograph, 20" x 20"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of pool steps descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts curved white steps, beginnin...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series VII," Contemporary Photograph, 30" x 30"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of pool steps descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts a textured, straight white s...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series IV," Contemporary Photograph, 20" x 20"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of pool steps descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts a textured white step spanni...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series VII," Contemporary Photograph, 20" x 20"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of pool steps descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts a textured, straight white s...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Dusk Lines," Contemporary Photograph, 30" x 45"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary coastal photograph by Peter Mendelson captures a sunny, summer day on a New England beach at sunset. A white lifeguard stand sits on textured sand at the center of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Space Pod I," Contemporary Photograph, 30" x 45"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary coastal photograph by Peter Mendelson depicts a white, geometric lifeguard stand on a wooden base on a San Diego, California beach. The stand also has the number "2...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Dusk Lines," Contemporary Photograph, 40" x 60"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary coastal photograph by Peter Mendelson captures a sunny, summer day on a New England beach at sunset. A white lifeguard stand sits on textured sand at the center of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series IV," Contemporary Photograph, 40" x 40"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of pool steps descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts a textured white step spanni...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series IV," Contemporary Photograph, 30" x 30"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of pool steps descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts a textured white step spanni...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

Act I - Contemporary, Photograph, Light, Century, Color
By Cristina Fontsare
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Act I (2012)
 50 x 68 cm, Edition of 10 plus 2 Artist Proofs. Digital Photography printed on Canson Barita 310gr (not mounted) Signed on back with Certificate. About myself I was ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Color, Archival Pigment

Julia II - Contemporary, Photograph, Portrait, Color
By Cristina Fontsare
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Julia (2011)
 from the series 'I am not promising a wonderful World' 50 x 75 cm, Edition of 2/5 plus 2 Artist Proofs. Digital Photography printed on Canson Barita 310gr (not mounted)...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Color, Archival Pigment

"Pool Step Series III," Contemporary Photograph, 40" x 40"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of pool steps descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts a textured, rounded white st...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series III," Contemporary Photograph, 20" x 20"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of pool steps descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts a textured, rounded white st...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series III," Contemporary Photograph, 30" x 30"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of pool steps descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts a textured, rounded white st...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Pool Step Series VI," Contemporary Photograph, 30" x 30"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a close-up, birds-eye view of pool steps descending into a pool. The cropped composition depicts curved white steps, beginnin...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Standing Guard," Contemporary Photograph, 24" x 36"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary coastal photograph by Peter Mendelson pictures a clean, white paneled structure with blue trim. An American flag hangs in the window and a seagull can be seen perch...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Approaching Storm," Contemporary Photograph, 20" x 30"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary coastal photograph by Peter Mendelson depicts a vibrant beach area in Turks and Caicos. The bright turquoise water on the horizon blends to water so pale, large roc...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"Space Pod I," Contemporary Photograph, 40" x 60"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary coastal photograph by Peter Mendelson depicts a white, geometric lifeguard stand on a wooden base on a San Diego, California beach. The stand also has the number "2...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Metal

"Space Pod I," Contemporary Photograph, 24" x 36"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary coastal photograph by Peter Mendelson depicts a white, geometric lifeguard stand on a wooden base on a San Diego, California beach. The stand also has the number "2...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Metal

Untitled - Contemporary, Photograph, 21st Century
By Josey Cary
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Untitled 2019, 20x24cm, Edition of 1/10. Digital C-Print based a Polaroid Film and Fire. Hand-signed and numbered by the artist on the back with Certificate. Not mounted. Josey Car...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Untitled - Contemporary, Photograph, 21st Century
By Josey Cary
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Untitled 2019, 20x24cm, Edition of 1/10. Digital C-Print based a Polaroid Collage. Hand-signed and numbered by the artist on the back with Certificate. Not mounted. Josey Cary Pol...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Geister XII / ghost ship - contemporary photograph
By Nina Dietzel
Located in Burlingame, CA
Geister or 'Ghost Ship' series from Nina Dietzel. Stunning on own, or paired with other images from the series. Surface mounted to polished plexiglass so that the photograph appears ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Photography

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Metal

Untitled - Contemporary, Photograph, 21st Century
By Josey Cary
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Untitled 2019, 20x20cm, Edition of 1/10. Digital C-Print based a Polaroid Collage Mixed Media. Hand-signed and numbered by the artist on the back with Certificate. Not mounted. Jos...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Luminaria - Contemporary, Photograph, Light, Century, Color
By Cristina Fontsare
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Luminaria (2011)
 50 x 34 cm, Edition of 5 plus 2 Artist Proofs. Digital Photography printed on Canson Barita 310gr (not mounted) Signed on back with Certificate. About myself I w...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Color, Archival Pigment

"La Dolce Vida," Contemporary Photograph, 30" x 30"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary coastal photograph by Peter Mendelson captures a sunny, summer day on a beach along the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The title, meaning "The Good Life" in Italian is evid...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

"La Dolce Vida," Contemporary Photograph, 20" x 20"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary coastal photograph by Peter Mendelson captures a sunny, summer day on a beach along the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The title, meaning "The Good Life" in Italian is evid...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

Capitol Theatre Auditorium (Contemporary Photograph of an Abandoned Interior)
By Elliott Kaufman
Located in Hudson, NY
Contemporary color photograph of the interior of an abandoned theater 25 x 35 inches unframed 31.5 x 41.5 inches in white wood frame with AR non-glare glass This contemporary photo...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Digital

Peter - Contemporary, Photograph, Landscape, 21st Century
By Cristina Fontsare
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Peter (2011)
 80 x 109 cm, Edition 1/3 plus 2 Artist Proofs. Photography printed on Canson Barita 310gr. (not mounted) Signed on back with Certificate. About myself I was born and...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Color

"La Dolce Vida," Contemporary Photograph, 40" x 40"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This contemporary coastal photograph by Peter Mendelson captures a sunny, summer day on a beach along the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The title, meaning "The Good Life" in Italian is evid...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

Glendale Power Station (Contemporary Photograph of an Abandoned Interior)
By Elliott Kaufman
Located in Hudson, NY
Contemporary color photograph of the interior of an abandoned power station 35 x 25 inches unframed 41.5 x 31.5 inches in white wood frame with AR non-glare glass This contemporary...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Digital

Peter - Contemporary, Photograph, Landscape, 21st Century
By Cristina Fontsare
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Peter (2011)
 125 x 170 cm, Edition 2/3 plus 2 Artist Proofs. Photography printed on Canson Barita 310gr. (not mounted) Signed on back with Certificate. Edition Number 1/3 is in t...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Color, Archival Pigment

Kairosclerosis - Contemporary, Photograph, 21st Century, Bl
By Josey Cary
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Kairosclerosis 2019, 20x24cm, Edition of 1/10. Digital C-Print based on a Polaroid Collage. Hand-signed and numbered by the artist on the back with Certificate. Not mounted. Josey...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Capitol Theatre Lobby (Contemporary Photograph of an Abandoned Interior)
By Elliott Kaufman
Located in Hudson, NY
Contemporary color photograph of the interior of an abandoned theater 35 x 25 inches unframed 41.5 x 31.5 inches in white wood frame with AR non-glare glass This contemporary photo...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Digital

"Things Are Heading Up," Contemporary Photograph, 30" x 45"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This black and white, contemporary architectural photograph by Peter Mendelson features the Oyster Bar Restaurant entry way in Grand Central Station in Manhattan. Staircases lead dow...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

"Things Are Heading Up," Contemporary Photograph, 24" x 36"
By Peter Mendelson
Located in Westport, CT
This black and white, contemporary architectural photograph by Peter Mendelson features the Oyster Bar Restaurant entry way in Grand Central Station in Manhattan. Staircases lead dow...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

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Contemporary Photographs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of contemporary photographs available on 1stDibs. Browse a selection of Contemporary, Abstract or Photorealist versions of these works for sale today — there are 4187 Contemporary, 26 Abstract, 9 Pop Art, 8 Modern and 2 Photorealist examples available. These items have been made for many years, with versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a colorful pieces of art to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — see the contemporary photographs on 1stDibs that include elements of black, gray, beige, blue and more. Many versions of these artworks are appealing in their rich colors and composition, but Stefanie Schneider, Clare Marie Bailey, Cristina Fontsare, Isabelle Menin and Peter Mendelson produced especially popular works that are worth a look. Each of these unique pieces was handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paper, photographic paper and polaroid. Large contemporary photographs can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while the smaller iterations available — each spanning 2.51 inches in width — may make for a better choice for a more modest living area.

How Much are Contemporary Photographs?

Contemporary photographs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $1,639, while the lowest priced sells for $42 and the highest can go for as much as $271,803.

Finding the Right Photography for You

Find a broad range of fine photography on 1stDibs today.

The first permanent image created by a camera — which materialized during the 1820s — is attributed to Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. The French inventor was on to something for sure. Kodak introduced roll film in the 1880s, allowing photography to become more democratic, although cameras wouldn’t be universally accessible until several decades later. 

Digital photographic techniques, software, smartphone cameras and social-networking platforms such as Instagram have made it even easier in the modern era for budding photographers to capture the world around them as well as disseminate their images far and wide. 

What might leading figures of visual art such as Andy Warhol have done with these tools at their disposal?

Today, when we aren’t looking at the digital photos that inundate us on our phones, we look to the past to celebrate the photographers who have broken rules as well as records — provocative and prolific artists like Horst P. Horst, Lillian Bassman and Helmut Newton, who altered the face of fashion and portrait photography; visionary documentary photographers such as Gordon Parks, whose best-known work was guided by social justice; and pioneers of street photography such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, who shot for revolutionary travel magazines like Holiday with the likes of globetrotting society lensman Slim Aarons.

Find photographers you may not know in Introspective and The Study — where you’ll read about Berenice Abbott, who positioned herself atop skyscrapers for the perfect shot, or “conceptual artist-adventurer” Charles Lindsay, whose work combines scientific rigor with artistic expression, or Massimo Listri, known for his epic interiors of opulent Old World libraries.

Throughout the past two centuries, photographers have used their medium to create expressive work that has resonated for generations. Shop a voluminous collection of this powerful fine photography on 1stDibs. Search by photographer to find the perfect piece for your living room wall, or spend some time with the work organized under various categories, such as landscape photography, nude photography and more.