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Female Buddha, 21st century, contemporary, photography
By Sylvie Blum
Located in Munich, DE
A nude female model is sitting on the floor. Her backside is photographed. As a woman and an artist, Austrian-born Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female form. Each ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5040 1 2 1991 2/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
4671 1/8 1987 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
4671 3 4 1987 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5040 2 11 1991 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the ...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5040 4 12 1991 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Melas Oneiros" digital print, black and white, animals, female figure
Located in New Orleans, LA
This is a digital photograph on rag paper with archival ink by Leslie Elliottsmith. It is part of a series of work titled "Environmental Metaphors." About this piece specifically t...
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2010s Surrealist Black and White Photography

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Digital

Alabaster Nude, New York, Black and White Photograph of Female Nude in Studio
By Roberta Fineberg
Located in New york, NY
A 14" x 11" black-and-white contemporary photograph of a female nude with classic symmetrical proportions suggests Greek sculpture of a feminine and statuesque subject. From a female...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

Female portrait. Photography of a woman in black and white, 1984
By Javier Vallhonrat
Located in Modena, IT
silver gelatin print signed and dated (recto) Dimensions: 23,5 x 17,8 cm 43,5 x 37,5 cm with frame Born in 1953 in Madrid, Javier Vallhonrat studied Painting at the Fine Arts Facult...
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20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Kate, Contemporary Black and White Portrait Photography of Female Nude
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Kate, from the Kate series, Garrison, New York, 2002 by American photographer Leonard Freed is an 11” x 14” gelatin silver photograph signed verso (on back of photo) by the estate. ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

Kate Standing, Vintage Black and White Photography of Female Nude, Signed Print
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Leonard Freed's stamped vintage (verso), 14" x 11," gelatin silver signed and hand-printed by Freed, Kate Standing, is from the Kate series, 2002. A photographer herself, model Kate ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film

Kate Bending, Vintage Black and White Photography of Female Nude, Signed Print
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Leonard Freed's stamped vintage (verso), 14" x 11," gelatin silver signed print, Kate Bending, is from the Kate series, 2002. A photographer herself, model Kate remains complicit in ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Jenny in My Apartment, Paris, Vintage Black and White Photography of Female Nude
By Helmut Newton
Located in New york, NY
Jenny in My Apartment, Paris 1978 by Helmut Newton is a 20" x 16" vintage gelatin silver photograph of a nude. The model, Jenny Capitain, is in a pair of high-heeled shoes and poses ...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Silver Gelatin, Photographic Paper

Self-Reflection No. 3 - Female Figure and Landscape Black+White 1/3
By Rachel Berkowitz
Located in Gilroy, CA
“Self-Reflection No. 3” is a work part of the counterpart series “Self-Reflection” by artist Rachel Berkowitz. This series is in conjunction with one of her latest series, “Reflectio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

Bourke-White Akron Zeppelin Aviation Machine Age Female Artist Photograph Deco
By Margaret Bourke-White
Located in New York, NY
Bourke-White Akron Zeppelin Aviation Machine Age Female Artist Photograph Deco. Signed lower right. Margaret Bourke White (1904 – 1971), AIRSHIP AKRON, 1931, Gelatin silver print, 1...
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1930s Art Deco Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Self-Reflection No. 1 - Black and White Photograph of Female Form and Palm Tree
By Rachel Berkowitz
Located in Gilroy, CA
“Self-Reflection No. 1” is a work part of the counterpart series “Self-Reflection” by artist Rachel Berkowitz. This series is in conjunction with one of her latest series “Reflection...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

Self-Reflection No. 4 - Female Figure + Landscape in Black & White
By Rachel Berkowitz
Located in Gilroy, CA
“Self-Reflection No. 4” is a work part of the counterpart series “Self-Reflection” by artist Rachel Berkowitz. This series is in conjunction with one of her latest series, “Reflectio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

Diagonal Lift - Nude Female Balanced on a Pedestal, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
This gorgeous female figure is balanced on a wooden pedestal with a stray hand on her torso. Her muscular figure is enhanced by the sepia tones and the play of light on the subject....
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment, Silver Gelatin

Kate #4, Black and White Photograph of Female Nude 11" x 14"
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Kate #4, 2002 by American photographer Leonard Freed is in the photographer's series "Kate." This is an 11" x 14" gelatin silver photograph signed verso (back of photo) by the Freed ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

Kate #14, Female Nude Series, Vintage Black and White Photograph, Signed Print
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Leonard Freed’s stamped vintage (verso), 16" x 20", gelatin silver print, Kate #14, is from the Kate series, 2002. A photographer herself, model Kate remains complicit in striking dr...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Kate #15, Contemporary Black and White Photograph of Female Nude 11" x 14"
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Kate #15, 2002 by American photographer Leonard Freed is in the photographer's series "Kate." This is an 11" x 14" gelatin silver photograph signed verso (back of photo) by the Freed...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

Kate #12, Kate Series, Vintage Black and White Photo Yoga Portrait Female Nude
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Kate #12, 2002 by Leonard Freed is a black and white photo of a female nude. The vintage 16" x 20" gelatin silver print is signed by the photographer, and stamped vintage on verso (b...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Self-Reflection No. 2 - Photograph of Female Form and Palm Tree Black+White 1
By Rachel Berkowitz
Located in Gilroy, CA
“Self-Reflection No. 2” is part of the counterpart series “Self-Reflection” by artist Rachel Berkowitz. This series is in conjunction with one of her latest series, “Reflection.” Sim...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

The Kate Series, Portfolio of (5) Black And White Photographs of Female Nudes
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
The Kate Series, 2002 by Leonard Freed came as a welcome reprieve near the end of Freed's life before which time the photographer tackled social-documentary subjects for which he bec...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Nude Mountain, Black & White Photo, Nude Female Torso with Montana Mountainscape
By Kirill Polevoy
Located in Chicago, IL
A nude female reclines on her side as photographer Kirill Polevoy captures her beauty juxtaposed against the rugged Montana mountains. This large format photograph is unframed. Ple...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Self-Reflection No. 5 - Metal Print of Female Form and Palm Tree Black+White 1/3
By Rachel Berkowitz
Located in Gilroy, CA
“Self-Reflection No. 5” is a work part of the counterpart series “Self-Reflection” by artist Rachel Berkowitz. This series is in conjunction with one of her latest series, “Reflectio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

Female Nude # 132
By Andreas H. Bitesnich
Located in Vienna, AT
Andreas H. Bitesnich is seen as one of the greatest photographers of our time. Especially in the area of nude photography, he counts among the best in the world. Bitesnich captures m...
'Nude Female Torso'
By Ed Freeman
Located in London, GB
'Nude Female Torso' by Ed Freeman A stunning image of a female torso, that appears almost like a landscape, jutting into the clouds. Beautiful mint condition Open Edition Print m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Black and White Photography

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C Print

Nude Dancer, from The Female Figure Series
By Karl Struss
Located in Dallas, TX
Portfolio 9, Plate 23 Artist name, series, numbered (first series 9, plate 23) and copyright in black ink on print verso. From The Female Figure series Karl Struss was an American p...
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1910s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Helmut Newton - "Female nude study - Aviation"
By Helmut Newton
Located in Paris, FR
Helmut Newton - "Female nude study - Aviation" Photogravure Photo Circa 1998 Printed in 1999 With certificate of authenticity Size : 25,4 x 20,2 Size of the photo : 12,8 x 11,5 290€
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1990s Black and White Photography

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Paper

Scherzo (Nude female dancer c.1920s photograph)
By Richard Dooner
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful abstract female nude photo by American artist, Richard T. Dooner. Archival print measures 3 x 3.75 inches. Small cream in lower left corner and break in margin lower right....
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1920s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

The Guerrilla Girls, anonymous feminist, female activist artist group
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of The Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world, photogra...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1990s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1990s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1990s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1990s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1990s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1990s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1980s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1990s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1980s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1990s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1980s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1990s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1980s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1980s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1990s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

The Guerrilla Girls, anonymous feminist, female activist artist group
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of The Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world, photogra...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

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...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Dancer Silhouette "Airmale/Female', multiple exposure, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph Dancer Silhouette titled "Airmale / Female', multiple exposure, 1988. It is signed by Jack Mitchell on the print recto. Comes directly fro...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Kate #15, Vintage Gelatin Silver Photograph of Female Nude at Golden Gate Bridge
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Kate #15, 2002 by American photographer Leonard Freed is an 8" x 10" (small format) black and white photograph, stamped "vintage" on verso (back of photo) by the Freed estate. Shot I...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

Portrait of a Female Lioness in the Tall Grass of Africa, Iconic
By Drew Doggett
Located in US
"Queen of the Serengeti" In this best-selling image, a lioness waits in the tall grass of Tanzania, her tail curved in a delicate arch above her. Exceptional Creatures is a limite...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Portrait of a Female Lioness in the Tall Grass of Africa, Iconic
By Drew Doggett
Located in US
"Queen of the Serengeti" In this best-selling image, a lioness waits in the tall grass of Tanzania, her tail curved in a delicate arch above her. Exceptional Creatures is a limite...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Large format vintage multiple exposure female nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph, multiple exposure female nude. Titled, numbered, dated, and signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1990s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

'Nicole' Black And White Photography - Female Nudes
Located in Carmel, CA
Shuki Laufer -'Nicole' Black And White Photography - Female Nudes Photography on a Crystal archive deep matte paper. 60" x 42" Framed. Edition of 3 1/3 The photograph comes with a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Nude Photography

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Photographic Paper

Moda by Rosie Emerson, Black and white analogue photography, glam female figure
By Rosie Emerson
Located in Dallas, TX
"Moda" is one of Rosie Emerson's newest pieces from her fashion inspired photographic series. This is a photopolymer etching with embossing on paper, framed in a custom box black fra...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Photography

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Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Black and White, Etching

Kate #3, Black and White Photograph of Female Nude 14" x 11"
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Kate #3, 2002 by American photographer Leonard Freed is in the photographer's series "Kate." This is an 11" x 14" gelatin silver photograph signed verso (back of photo) by the Freed ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Nude Photography

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Photographic Film, Silver Gelatin, Photographic Paper

Untitled (Touching) – Lina Scheynius, Black and White, Woman, Body, Nude, Female
By Lina Scheynius
Located in Zurich, CH
LINA SCHEYNIUS (*1981, Sweden) Untitled (Touching) 2021 Fibre-based silver gelatin print Sheet 90 x 60 cm (35 3/8 x 23 5/8 in.) Edition of 3, plus 2 AP; Ed. no. 1/3 Print only Touc...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Untitled (Touching) – Lina Scheynius, Black and White, Woman, Body, Nude, Female
By Lina Scheynius
Located in Zurich, CH
LINA SCHEYNIUS (*1981, Sweden) Untitled (Touching) 2021 Fibre-based silver gelatin print Sheet 90 x 60 cm (35 3/8 x 23 5/8 in.) Edition of 3, plus 2 AP; Ed. no. 1/3 Print only Touc...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Untitled (Touching) – Lina Scheynius, Black and White, Woman, Body, Nude, Female
By Lina Scheynius
Located in Zurich, CH
LINA SCHEYNIUS (*1981, Sweden) Untitled (Touching) 2021 Fibre-based silver gelatin print Sheet 90 x 60 cm (35 3/8 x 23 5/8 in.) Edition of 3, plus 2 AP; Ed. no. 1/3 Print only Touc...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Photography

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Silver Gelatin

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Female Black And White Photography For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate piece of female black and white photography for your needs in our varied inventory. Find Abstract versions now, or shop for Abstract creations for a more modern example of these cherished works. If you’re looking for an item from our selection of female black and white photography from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a choice in our collection of female black and white photography to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of black, gray, beige, silver and more. Creating an object in our assortment of female black and white photography has been a part of the legacy of many artists, but those crafted by Jack Mitchell, Leonard Freed, Rachel Berkowitz, Doug Birkenheuer and Drew Doggett are consistently popular. Artworks like these — often created in silver gelatin print, paper and photographic paper — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Female Black And White Photography?

A piece of female black and white photography can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $1,500, while the lowest priced sells for $142 and the highest can go for as much as $24,000.

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.

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Kali Is an Art World Sensation, 40 Years after She Hid Her Work Away

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Lori Grinker’s Artful Photographs of a Young Mike Tyson Are a Knockout!

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John Dolan’s Photographs Capture the Art and Soul of a Wedding Day

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Sebastião Salgado Takes Us on a Close-Up Journey to Amazônia

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Jonathan Becker Reflects on His Decades of Photographing A-Listers for ‘Vanity Fair’

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