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Doug Birkenheuer

Start..., Black and White Photograph Matted and Framed by Doug Birkenheuer
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
framed size. Doug Birkenheuer Start..., 2006, 2015 archival pigment print 23h x 25.50w in 58.42h x
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Steel Beam Nude- Black and White Photograph by Doug Birkenheuer, Matted, Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
shown are framed size. Doug Birkenheuer Untitled I, 2000, 2006 silver gelatin print 17 x 13.5 inches
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

JC1, 2009, Male Nude Figure with Fabric, Color Photograph, Matted and Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
The human form becomes one with the fluid fabric in Doug Birkenheuer's photograph entitled "JC1
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Backside, -Male Nude Torso, Black and White Photograph, Matted and Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
The gorgeous muscular physique of the nude male in Doug Birkenheuer's photograph titled "Backside
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Somber Woman, 1992 - Nude Female, Seated and Veiled, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
A quiet solitude is evident in Doug Birkenheuer's photograph entitled "Somber Woman". Her
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

A Woman with a Hook, 1993 - Erotic Photo, Fishnet Stockings, Matted and Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
Doug Birkenheuer A Woman with Hook, 1993 silver gelatin print 14h x 11w in 35.56h x 27.94w cm 4/30
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Hands Together - Intertwined Hands, Silver Gelatin Print, Matted and Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
matted and framed. The framed dimensions are H 16.5 x W 14 inches. Doug Birkenheuer Hands Together
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Pulled, Male Nude with Shrouded Face, Black and White Photograph, Matted, Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
wooden frame measuring 16.5 x 16.5 inches. Doug Birkenheuer Pulled archival pigment print 7h x 7w in
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Untitled (Brian on Console Table) - Contorted Nude, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
. Framed Dimensions: 17.5 x 14.5 inches Doug Birkenheuer Untitled (Brian on Console Table), 1996 silver
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Male Bonding - Passionate Kiss with Dramatic Shadow, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
glass. Framed Dimensions: 17.5 x 14.5 inches Doug Birkenheuer Male Bonding, 1993 ed. 5 of 30 silver
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Untitled (Brian and Carl Morphed) - Two Nude figures, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
Birkenheuer Untitled (Brian & Carl Morphed) (1st Print of Negative) silver gelatin print 8/30 DOB044 Doug
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Diagonal Lift - Nude Female Balanced on a Pedestal, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
protected by museum glass. Doug Birkenheuer Diagonal Lift archival pigment print 13h x 19w in 33.02h x
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Archival Pigment

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Nude with Zinc Vessel (The back view of a nude woman holding a zinc object)
By Eric Kellerman (b. 1944)
Located in New Orleans, LA
Eric Kellerman created this sensual nude photograph of a young nude woman with a large zinc vessel under her arm. It is pencil signed, titled and numbered 1 from an edition of 20. T...
Category

Early 2000s Realist Nude Photography

Materials

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Daniel #1 - Two Male Figures, One Nude in Doorway, Original Graphite Drawing
By Rick Sindt
Located in Chicago, IL
"Daniel #1" is a graphite drawing by Rick Sindt. The two figures, one naked, one fully clothed, are standing in a doorway inviting the viewer in. The graphite is reminiscent of the...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

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Contemplation
By Mark Jenkins
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Male nude by San Francisco based Mark Jenkins. Jenkins has spent the majority of his career working as a commercial photographer and graphic designer. But in his personal work, much ...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Nude Prints

Materials

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Nude portrait study of unidentified male model
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Unidentified male model, photographed nude, 1971. This is a vintage silver gelatin photograph made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell...
Category

1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Warhol Superstar Twins Jay and Jed Johnson photographed for After Dark Magazine
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of twin brothers Jay and Jed Johnson photographed for 'After Dark' magazine on June 8, 1970. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archive...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

"Sailor in Repose, " Mid Century Watercolor w/ Male Nude by Emlen Etting
By Emlen Etting
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Provocative and unapologetic, this watercolor depiction of a fully nude sailor sprawled across his bed, his uniform and cap neatly laid on a chair to one side, was painted by Emlen E...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

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"Frieze of Nude Male Figures, " Art Deco Scene of Bathers and Workers, France
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Drenched in rich color and somehow both modern and classical, this scene of nude male figures is presented as a frieze of men along a horizontal plane -- as if they are peopling a mu...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Paintings

Materials

Paint

"Playing Ball", Superb Art Deco Painting w/ Male Nudes by François-Louis Schmied
By François-Louis Schmied
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This vivid and sensual painting of two nude male figures, each ready to toss a ball into the air, was executed by François-Louis Schmied, one of France's two leading artists speciali...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Paintings

Materials

Paint

"Rebel", Rare Art Nouveau/Symbolist Print w/ Male Nude by Emma Goitein Dessau
By Emma Goitein Dessau
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare work by Emma Goitein Dessau, this color print entitled "Born to Work -- Rebel," depicts a kneeling nude male figure in chains, in the foreground, rebelling against the roiling...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Nouveau Prints

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Karl Lagerfeld Satin Finish Umber Photo-Lithograph of Max Delorme, Nude, 1997
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous photo print by the iconic photographer and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld of Max Delorme. Image captured and satin finish umber photo-lithograph printed in 1997. Measures: ...
Category

Late 20th Century French Modern Photography

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Paper

Stripper Performers, Atlanta, Vintage Photograph Nude Female Dancers USA 1990s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Stripper Performers, Atlanta, 1996 by Leonard Freed is an 11" x 14" vintage print, stamped on verso (back of photo) with Freed's copyright stamp and signed (back of photo) by the art...
Category

1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Photographic Film, Silver Gelatin

Figure 2
By Matthew Durante
Located in Denver, CO
Matthew Durante's "Figure 2 2021" is an original, handmade acrylic painting that depicts a pink-toned nude male model kneeling on a blue surface.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Oil, Panel, Pencil

At the Camp (Academic Figurative Painting of Young Male Hunter by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting on canvas of a young man undressing in a rural camp setting with a mountain landscape in the distance "At the Camp", Painted by Mark Beard as ...
Category

2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Double Self Portrait with Blue Jeans and Whip
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Double Self Portrait with Blue Jeans and Whip c. 1970s Signed in black ink, l.r. Vintage hand-painted gelatin silver print 10 x 6.75 inches (25.4 x 17.1 cm) This work is offered ...
Category

1970s Contemporary Photography

Materials

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Untitled (Brian Idol Standing with Hands Behind Back)
By Bruce of LA
Located in New York, NY
Untitled (Brian Idol Standing with Hands Behind Back) Stamped and numbered in black ink, verso Vintage silver print 6.875 x 4.875 inches, sheet 6.5 x 4.5 inches, image This work i...
Category

1960s Contemporary Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

MB 809 (Figurative Charcoal Drawing on Paper of Two Seated Male Nude Models)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative drawing made with graphite, conte crayon and charcoal on Arches paper 21.5 x 28 inches, unframed This unique life study drawing of two seated male nude models was made ...
Category

2010s Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Charcoal, Archival Paper, Graphite

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SJ1, Nude Female with Flowing Sheer Veil, Black and White Photo, Matted, Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
Doug Birkenheuer captures the human form in an exquisite expression of emotion and movement in this
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Centerfold - Muscular Male Nude Bent Over Wooden Chair, Black & White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
The gorgeous muscular physique of the nude male in Doug Birkenheuer's photograph titled "Centerfold
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Blond Hair, Male Nude Torso, Black and White Photograph, Matted and Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
A crouching male nude is the subject of Doug Birkenheuer's photograph titled "Blond Hair". The
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Somber Woman, Nude Female, Seated and Veiled, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
A quiet solitude is evident in Doug Birkenheuer's photograph entitled "Somber Woman". Her
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Somber Woman, Nude Female, Seated and Veiled, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
A quiet solitude is evident in Doug Birkenheuer's photograph entitled "Somber Woman". Her
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Untitled, Intimate Black and White Photograph of Two Male Nudes Embracing
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
Birkenheuer Untitled (Stone & Miles) silver gelatin print 15h x 12.5w inches, framed 2/30 DOB004 Doug
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Untitled (Brian and Carl Morphed) - Two Nude figures, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
Birkenheuer Untitled (Brian & Carl Morphed) (1st Print of Negative) silver gelatin print 6/30 DOB033 Doug
Category

1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Sex 3 - Erotic Male Photo, Fishnet Stockings and High Heals, Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
and measures 17 x 17 x 2.5 inches. Doug Birkenheuer Sex 3 archival pigment print 16h x 16w in 40.64h
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Construction Lover - Sepia Toned Silver Gelatin Print Photo by Doug Birkenheuer
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
Doug Birkenheuer captures the human form in a state of tension this sepia toned photograph entitled
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Kiba 1, Reclining Female Nude, Black and White, Silver Gelatin Print, Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
Doug Birkenheuer captures the sensuousness of the female form in an exquisite expression of emotion
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Arms Form, Male, Supine Position with Crossed Arms, Black & White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
photograph by Doug Birkenheuer. The photo is matted and simply framed in black. Doug Birkenheuer Arms Form
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

JP1, 2009, Male Nude Figure with Fabric, Color Photograph, Matted and Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
The human form becomes one with the fluid fabric in Doug Birkenheuer's photograph entitled "JP1
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Frank With Veil, Male Nude Behind a Sheer Flowing Curtain, Black & White Photo
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
photograph by Doug Birkenheuer. The photo is matted in a light gray mat and framed in a simple black frame
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Pulled, Male Nude with Shrouded Face, Black and White Photograph, Matted, Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
matching grey frame. Doug Birkenheuer Pulled archival pigment print 20h x 20w inches, framed 1/3 DOB008
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Untitled 1995, (Stone and Miles)
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
Doug Birkenheuer is a highly regarded Chicago-based fine art photographer with a reputation for
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Untitled, Intimate Black and White Photograph of Two Male Nudes Embracing
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
. The photo is matted in black and framed in a dark silver frame. Doug Birkenheuer Untitled (Stone
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Untitled 1997 - Erotic Nude Photo with Figure in Jean Paul Gauthier Tattoo Shirt
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
frame. This artwork is framed using non reflective museum glass. Doug Birkenheuer Untitled 1997 silver
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Untitled 1997 - Erotic Nude Photo with Figure in Jean Paul Gauthier Tattoo Shirt
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
frame. This artwork is framed using non reflective museum glass. Doug Birkenheuer Untitled 1997 silver
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Sex 3 - Erotic Male Photo, Fishnet Stockings and High Heals, Matted and Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
. Doug Birkenheuer Sex 3 archival pigment print 12h x 12w in 30.48h x 30.48w cm 1 of 3 DOB019 Doug
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Untitled (Brian and Carl Morphed) - Two Nude figures, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
shadow box. This artwork is framed using non reflective museum glass. Doug Birkenheuer Untitled 1997
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Sex 3 - Erotic Male Photo, Fishnet Stockings and High Heals, Matted and Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
. Doug Birkenheuer Sex 3, 2013 archival pigment print 16h x 16w in 40.64h x 40.64w cm 2 of 3 DOB026 Doug
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Leg Hair, Male Nude Buttock and Legs Black & White Photograph, Matted and Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
emotion. The piece is matted in white and framed in a simple black frame. Doug Birkenheuer Leg Hair
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Muscle, Male Nude, Shoulder & Neck, Black & White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
matted in white and framed with a large black frame. Doug Birkenheuer Muscle silver gelatin print 18h x
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

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Doug Birkenheuer For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the doug birkenheuer you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. When looking for the right doug birkenheuer for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of black, gray and silver. Artworks like these — often created in silver gelatin print, archival pigment print and pigment print — can elevate any room of your home. A large doug birkenheuer can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 7 high and 7 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Doug Birkenheuer?

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A Close Look at Contemporary Art

Used to refer to a time rather than an aesthetic, Contemporary art generally describes pieces created after 1970 or being made by living artists anywhere in the world. This immediacy means it encompasses art responding to the present moment through diverse subjects, media and themes. Contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, performance, digital art, video and more frequently includes work that is attempting to reshape current ideas about what art can be, from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s use of candy to memorialize a lover he lost to AIDS-related complications to Jenny Holzer’s ongoing “Truisms,” a Conceptual series that sees provocative messages printed on billboards, T-shirts, benches and other public places that exist outside of formal exhibitions and the conventional “white cube” of galleries.

Contemporary art has been pushing the boundaries of creative expression for years. Its disruption of the traditional concepts of art are often aiming to engage viewers in complex questions about identity, society and culture. In the latter part of the 20th century, contemporary movements included Land art, in which artists like Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer create large-scale, site-specific sculptures, installations and other works in soil and bodies of water; Sound art, with artists such as Christian Marclay and Susan Philipsz centering art on sonic experiences; and New Media art, in which mass media and digital culture inform the work of artists such as Nam June Paik and Rafaël Rozendaal.

The first decades of the 21st century have seen the growth of Contemporary African art, the revival of figurative painting, the emergence of street art and the rise of NFTs, unique digital artworks that are powered by blockchain technology.

Major Contemporary artists practicing now include Ai Weiwei, Cecily Brown, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Kara Walker.

Find a collection of Contemporary prints, photography, paintings, sculptures and other art on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right black-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.