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Horse photography, Black and White Photography, Horses-Stammering Stallion
By Addison Jones
Located in Delaware , OH
Horse photography, Black and White Photography, Horses-Stammering Stallion ABOUT THIS PIECE: ""Stammering Stallion"" was part of a Black and White Photography landscape series fea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Rag Paper, Black and White

Peacock, Brazil (Photography Black and White)
By Araquém Alcântara
Located in New York City, NY
Araquém Alcântara Peacock, Brazil, 2014 70 x 105 cm 27.5 x 41 inches Edition of 10 100 x 150cm 40 x 60 inches Edition of 10 120 x 180 cm 47 x 71 inches Edition of 10 Archival Pig...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

Photography - Black and White series - Nature
By MAE Curates
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Modern Art Etc - MAE Curates a series of black and white photography. Signed, titled and numbered by artist. Print only, unframed. The piece is available in different sizes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Monmatre, Street Photography, Black and White, France 1950s, 17,7 x 12,7 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Black and White

Woman, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy, 1950s, 17.9 x 12.7 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Waterfront, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 13 x 17,9 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Contemporary photography, black and white -HOPE
By MAE Curates
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an award winning black and white image that speaks to a powerful sense of optimism and a sense of defiant exuberance, simple and clear in its posiive proclamation. Curator p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Boat Photography, Black and White Prints, Ocean Photography-Boat Afloat
By Addison Jones
Located in Delaware , OH
Boat Photography, Black and White Prints, Ocean Photography-Boat Afloat ABOUT THIS PIECE: "Boat afloat" was part of an adventure shoot in Turks+Caicos. This image boat photography ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Rag Paper, Black and White

Stairs, Street Photography, Black and White, France 1950s, 17,9 x 13 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Colloseum, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 12.7 x 18 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Gentlemen; Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 17.7 x 12.9 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Woman, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 12.9 x 17.7 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Venice, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s 17,9 x 13 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Fishermen; Street Photography; Black and White; Paris, 1950s, 17,5 x 12,4 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Woman, street photography, Black and White, Paris, 1950s, 23 x 16,8 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Black and White

Naples, Fruitsstand, Street Photography, Black and White, 1950s, 17,8 x 13,1 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Black and White

Woman, Street Photography, Black and White, Paris, 1950s, 18 x 12,9 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Rome, Shop, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy, 1950s, 17,7 x 12,2 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Woman, Market, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 17,7 x 12,9 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Venice, Shop, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 17,8 x 12,4 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Couple, Lover, Street Photography, Black and White, Paris, 1950s, 23,2 x 15,3 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Black and White

Venice-City, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 13 x 17,7 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Rialto Bridge, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 12 x 17,8 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Eiffel Tower, Street Photography, Black and White, France 1950s, 17,7 x 13 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Rome, Shop, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy, 1950s, 17,7 x 13,1 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Black and White

Man; Bike; Street Photography; Black and White; Paris, 1950s, 17,5 x 12,2 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Eiffel Tower, Street Photography, Black and White, France 1950s, 17.9 x 13 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Rome, Men, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy, 1950s, 23,4 x 17,1 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Man, Market, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 17,8 x 13 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Eiffel Tower, Street Photography, Black and White, France 1950s, 17,8 x 13,1 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Boy; Books; Street Photography; Black and White; Paris, 1950s, 17,5 x 12,7 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Cars, Road, Street Photography, Black and White, Paris, 1950s, 13 x 17,6 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Eiffel Tower, Street Photography, Black and White, France 1950s, 17,8 x 12,2 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Seller, Market, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 17,7 x 13 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Rome, Women, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 12.9 x 17.2 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Black and White

Rome, Shop, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 17,8 x 13 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Naples, Woman, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy, 1950s, 13 x 17,7 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Black and White

Pottery, Shop, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 17.8 x 12.4 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Eiffel Tower, Street Photography, Black and White, Paris, 1950s, 17,6 x 12,8 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Man, Market, Street Photography, Black and White, Paris, 1950s, 23 x 16,8 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Black and White

Venice-City; Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 13 x 17,7 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Women, Market, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 17,8 x 13 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Shopping street; Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 17.8 x 13 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

San Marco, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 17,7 x 12,3 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Men at work, Street Photography, Black and White, Italy 1950s, 12,6 x 17,7 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Forest - Contemporary Minimalist Street Photography, Black And White
By Marcin Ryczek
Located in Salzburg, AT
Edition 10 in format 38x85 cm Photograph on Hahnemuhle Paper ; Digigraphie technology , Limited edition, 38x85 cm + 5 cm white margin The photo is signed on the front and will be sen...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Man, Notre Dam, Street Photography, Black and White, Paris, 1950s, 23 x 16,2 cm
By Erich Andres
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Silver Gelatine Print by Erich Andres, ca 1950. Andres was born 1905 in Germany and passed away 1992. He started his career as a photographer in 1920. He was one of the first photogr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Matador Smoke abstract photography - black and white series
By MAE Curates
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an abstract black and white photography series curated and commissioned by Modern Art Etc Los Angeles. This series presents various fleeting imagery captured by an award ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink

Running - Contemporary Minimalist Street Photography, Black And White
By Marcin Ryczek
Located in Salzburg, AT
The photo is signed and stamped on the front by Marcin Ryczek and will be send unframed Edition of 30 in format 21x30 cm Photograph on Hahnemuhle Paper ; Digigraphie technology , L...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Unknown - Contemporary Minimalist Street Photography, Black And White
By Marcin Ryczek
Located in Salzburg, AT
The photo will be sent unframed. The photo is signed on the front. Edition of 15 in format 75x55 cm Photograph on Hahnemuhle Paper ; Digigraphie technology , Limited edition, 75x55 c...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Liberation - Contemporary Minimalist Street Photography, Black And White
By Marcin Ryczek
Located in Salzburg, AT
Edition 15 in format 49x75 cm Photograph on Hahnemuhle Paper ; Digigraphie technology , Limited edition, 49x75 cm + 5 cm white margin The photo is signed on the front and will be se...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Transition - Contemporary Minimalist And Symbolic Photography, Black And White
By Marcin Ryczek
Located in Salzburg, AT
Edition of 15 in format 75x52 cm Photograph on Hahnemuhle Paper ; Digigraphie technology , Limited edition, 75x52 cm + 5 cm white margin The photo will be after purchese signed and ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Secret Window - Contemporary Symbolic Street Photography, Black And White
By Marcin Ryczek
Located in Salzburg, AT
The photo is signed and stamped on the front by Marcin Ryczek and will be send unframed Edition of 15 in format 75x50 cm Photograph on Hahnemuhle Paper ; Digigraphie technology , L...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

(un)real - Contemporary Minimalist And Symbolic Photography, Black and White
By Marcin Ryczek
Located in Salzburg, AT
Edition 7 in format 70x70 cm Photograph on Hahnemuhle Paper ; Digigraphie technology , Limited edition, 70x70 cm + 5 cm white margin, Signed on the front. The photo will be sent with...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Winter - Contemporary Minimalist And Symbolic Street Photography Black And White
By Marcin Ryczek
Located in Salzburg, AT
Edition of 15 in format 50x74 cm Photograph on Hahnemuhle Paper ; Digigraphie technology , Limited edition - 50x74 cm + 5 cm white margin. The photo is signed on the front and will b...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Man in Time - Contemporary Minimalist Street Photography, Black And White
By Marcin Ryczek
Located in Salzburg, AT
Edition 8 in format 70x70 cm Photograph on Hahnemuhle Paper ; Digigraphie technology , Limited edition, 70x70 cm + 5 cm white margin The photo is signed on the front and will be sent...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Graph of Life - Contemporary Minimalist Street Photography, Black and White
By Marcin Ryczek
Located in Salzburg, AT
Edition 15 in format 40x69 cm Photograph on Hahnemuhle Paper ; Digigraphie technology , Limited edition, 40x69 cm + 5 cm white margin The photo is signed on the front and will be sen...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

"Stair Detail", photography, black and white, metal print, abandoned, iron
By Rebecca Skinner
Located in Boston, MA
Rebecca Skinner’s “Stair Detail” was photographed at an abandoned asylum and is part of her “Forgotten” series raising mental health awareness. The 20 x 30 inch photo with satin fini...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

The Way - Contemporary Minimalist And Symbolic Photography, Black And White
By Marcin Ryczek
Located in Salzburg, AT
The photo will be after purchese signed and stamped on the front by Marcin Ryczek and will be send unframed. Edition of 10 in format 45x81 cm Photograph on Hahnemuhle Paper ; Digigr...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Space - Contemporary Minimalist And Symbolic Street Photography, Black and White
By Marcin Ryczek
Located in Salzburg, AT
Edition 15 in format 40x80 cm Photograph on Hahnemuhle Paper ; Digigraphie technology , Limited edition, 40x80 cm + 5 cm white margin The photo is signed on the front and will be sen...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

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Photography Black And White For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the photography black and white you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. There are many Contemporary, Modern and Photorealist versions of these works for sale. If you’re looking for a photography black and white from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right photography black and white for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of black, gray, beige and brown. There have been many interesting photography black and white examples over the years, but those made by Mark Shaw, Jack Mitchell, David Yarrow, Michael Kenna and Terry O'Neill are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in pigment print, silver gelatin print and archival pigment print. A large photography black and white can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 1 high and 0.1 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Photography Black And White?

The average selling price for a photography black and white we offer is $1,781, while they’re typically $2 on the low end and $491,293 for the highest priced.

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.