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Dancing Girls, Black and White Portrait Photograph of Children in Sevilla, Spain
By Ernst Haas
Located in New york, NY
Shot in Seville, Spain, Haas captures a young girl mimicking the movements of flamenco dancers on the dance floor. Dancing Girls, 1956 by Ernst Haas, is an 11” x 14” gelatin silver p...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

After the Smoke: Modern Black & White Photograph of an Old-Fashioned Interior
By Robert Hite
Located in Hudson, NY
Black and white still life photograph of an old-fashioned interior filled with smoke and vines archival pigment print, edition of 10 40 x 30 inches, 49 x 39 inches in dark grey pain...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Warhol 'Trash' Superstar Joe Dallesandro, Iconic Movie Poster Photograph
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Warhol Superstar Joe Dallesandro photographed in June 1970 of Joe starring in Andy Warhol's "Trash", Mitchell has written on the reverse...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

The Gentleman Caller (Nick Simpson Sepia Victorian Styled Theatrical Photograph)
By Nick Simpson
Located in Hudson, NY
The Gentleman Caller (Nick Simpson Sepia Victorian Styled Theatrical Photograph) 12 x 16 inches, 21 x 26 inches framed in unique, vintage frame, anti-reflective glass, 8 ply off-whit...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, C Print

James Bond 007/ Sean Connery CastelloLand Series Contemporary Color Photograph
By Paloma Castello
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
'James Bond' Sean Connery Castelloland by Paloma Castello 31.4" x 21" inches last Image available AP 1 Digital photographs on glossy pearlescent paper 2015 Framed __________________...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Black and White, Color, Archival Pigment

Ron Santo, 1967 - Black and White Baseball Photograph by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Ron Santo, the third baseman for the Chicago Cubs for 14 out of his 15 year career, is pictured here in this quintessential 1967 black and white photograph. It is signed by Art Shay...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Wrassle Mania, 1975, Multi-Exposure Black and White Photograph, Framed, Signed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
This multi-exposure photograph in what Art called "wrassling" shows all angles of the sport of wrestling. The photograph is signed on the back and matted with a heavy white mat and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Ernie Banks, 1967, Chicago Cubs, Black and White Photograph, Signed, Framed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, was one of the most beloved players throughout his illustrious career with the Chicago Cubs from 1953 until 1971. Here he was captured in action - running to f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

"Cold Keys", photograph, vintage, piano, black and white, metal print
By Rebecca Skinner
Located in Boston, MA
Rebecca Skinner’s “Cold Keys” was photographed in an abandoned train repair yard. The 16 x 24 inch black and white metal print is of piano keys with bits of ice keeping it cool. The ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

Nathalie - Signed limited edition Ian Sanderson print,Black and white photograph
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, ES
' Nathalie ' - Signed limited edition archival pigment print, 2006 - Edition of 10 This is an Archival Pigment print on fiber based paper ( Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta 315 gsm ,...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Giclée, Pigment, Archival Paper, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Subway 93, Black and White Limited Edition Photograph, NYC, 1970s, 1980s
By John Conn
Located in Riverdale, NY
John Conn’s New York City Subway limited edition fine art photographs were originally taken between 1975 and 1982. Each black and white photograph is signed and numbered. Edition ...
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1980s American Realist Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Chez Yvonne, Shoe Shop, France, Black and White Photograph Paris 1980s
By Roberta Fineberg
Located in New york, NY
Chez Yvonne, Shoe Stop, 1986 by Roberta Fineberg is a 20" x 16" gelatin silver print, edition 1/5. A black-and-white photograph of Paris architecture and a storefront window in old P...
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1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Alabaster Nude, New York, Black and White Photograph of Female Nude in Studio
By Roberta Fineberg
Located in New york, NY
Alabaster nude, New York, 1994, by Roberta Fineberg is a signed gelatin silver print in an edition of 5. A 20" x 16" black-and-white contemporary photograph of a female nude with cla...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

Stiletto, High Heels, New York, Black and White Contemporary Photograph of Shoe
By Roberta Fineberg
Located in New york, NY
A black and white photograph of a stiletto, high heel. The photograph is a kind of memento mori. Stiletto, 2003 by Roberta Fineberg is a 10" x 8" gelatin silver photograph. Dated, ti...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Brick Building and Roof, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Circa 1920s
By Dr. F.W. Buraky
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa late 1920s silver gelatin photograph scene of a stone house with trees is by Dr. F.W. Buraky, a member of the Chicago Camera Club. The piece will be shipped in a mat to fi...
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1920s Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Fashion photograph
By Helmut Newton
Located in Paris, FR
Very nice photo-lithography of Helmut Newton Annotations on the back Dimensions: 41 x 28 cm Signed by the artist in pencil Perfect condition - neat shipment
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1970s Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

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H 16.15 in. W 11.03 in. D 0.4 in.
Fashion photograph
By Helmut Newton
Located in Paris, FR
Very nice photo-lithography of Helmut Newton Annotations on the back Dimensions: 41 x 28 cm Signed by the artist in pencil Perfect condition - neat shipment
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1970s Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

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  • Fashion photograph
  • Fashion photograph
  • Fashion photograph
H 16.15 in. W 11.03 in. D 0.4 in.
Abbie Hoffman photograph, Detroit 1960s
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Abbie Hoffman photograph by Leni Sinclair Set in Ann Arbor, MI, 1969, this rare, classic image of a young Abbie Hoffman was captured by none other than, legendary Detroit photograph...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

David Bowie photograph New York City 1999
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
A rare, intimate photo of the legendary David Bowie taken at New York's Kit Kat Club in 1999 during a private VH1 event, by celebrated downtown photographer, Fernando Natalici. Dime...
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20th Century Pop Art Black and White Photography

"Baby Chairs" Brazil Photograph
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Fernando Natalici, "Baby Chairs," Brazil 1978 Shot during a trip to the countryside of São Paulo Brazil, this pair of rustic wood children's chairs belonged to two young brothers wit...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

John Lennon photograph Detroit, 1970s (John & Yoko)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Leni Sinclair John Lennon & Yoko Ono photograph Detroit, 1972 Photographed by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, 2016's Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of the year (Se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

SoHo Fire Escapes Manhattan 1984 (Soho Manhattan photograph)
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
SoHo Fire Escapes, New York, 1984 by Fernando Natalici: The simplicity & grace of iconic New York architecture rendered timeless by the snap of the camera. A window into a street ph...
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1980s Street Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Patti Smith photograph by Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
An intimate & charming photo of rock goddess Patti Smith by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair - Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of 2016 (See The Guardian UK Photo Secti...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Robert Plant "Dove"-Platinum Photograph
By Neal Preston
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Robert Plant on Stage at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA. 1973. Platinum Palladium photograph. Limited Edition of 20. Available in 20x24 inch and 30x40 inch. Photograph by Ne...
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Bruce Springsteen photograph (the Bottom Line NYC 1975)
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Bruce Springsteen Photograph by Fernando Natalici A rare, striking photo of Bruce Springsteen at the age of 25 captured at The Bottom Line New York, 1975, by celebrated underground p...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Lower Manhattan Bridges, New York City, Waterfront Photograph Gelatin Silver
By Roberta Fineberg
Located in New york, NY
Lower Manhattan Bridges, New York City, 2004 by Roberta Fineberg is a signed 20" x 16" gelatin silver photograph in an edition of 5. Available: 2/5 A black-and-white cityscape photo...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Black and White, Silver Gelatin

"Steaks," 1970s NY Time Square photograph (New York street photography)
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
In 1978, photographer Fernando Natalici, the creative mind behind the graphic design for iconic venues like CBGB and the Mudd Club, spent twenty-four hours shooting the raw scenery o...
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1970s Street Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

1970s Times Square New York photograph (New York City street photography)
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
"Roxy Burlesk" Times Square Photograph, Manhattan, 1978: In 1978, photographer Fernando Natalici, the creative mind behind the graphic design for iconic venues like CBGB and the Mudd...
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1970s Street Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

IGGY POP photograph Detroit 1971 (Leni Sinclair Iggy Pop rock photography)
By Leni Sinclair
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare early Iggy Pop photo by Leni Sinclair: A stand out, early image of punk pioneer Iggy Pop, shot by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, Kresge Foundation's Eminent Arti...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints in Polaroid Photo Album. These measure 10 x 8 4.25 x 3.25. it is a folder titled on it Custom Print by Polaroid the album i...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Polaroid, Silver Gelatin

Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints in Polaroid Photo Album. These measure 10 x 8 4.25 x 3.25. it is a folder titled on it Custom Print by Polaroid the album i...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Polaroid, Silver Gelatin

Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints in Polaroid Photo Album. it looks to be shot in a mirror. These measure 10 x 8 4.25 x 3.25. it is a folder titled on it Cu...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Polaroid

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Chef Julia Child Photo from Archive
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Julia Child. I believe that is her husband in the photo with her. This is a vintage photo from a newspaper archive. Julia Childs makes cooking cooking fun and easy... side profile ph...
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20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Chef Julia Child Photo from Archive
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jjulia Child draining lasagna noodles. Julia makes lasagna a la Francaise on the french chef. This is a vintage photo from a newspaper archive. Julia Childs makes cooking cooking fun...
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20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Flower with Gray Background (Black and White Floral Still Life Photograph)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This contemporary floral still life photograph of a bouquet of white flowers against a vintage style gray background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The roman...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

Flower with Gray Background (Black and White Floral Still Life Photograph)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This contemporary floral still life photograph of a bouquet of white flowers against a vintage style gray background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The roman...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

Winter Lambs (Framed Black and White Photograph of White Lambs in a Landscape)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
Contemporary black and white landscape photograph of white lambs sleeping under a snow capped tree "Winter Lambs", by Jerry Freedner, 2014 12 x 12 inch inkjet print, 16 x 16 inches ...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

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Digital Pigment

Solstice 11- dark still life floral landscape photograph with white and red rose
By Isabelle Menin
Located in New York, NY
This floral photography has a dramatic sense of composition which recalls the careful arrangements of Dutch and Flemish still life paintings from the 17-18 century. Belgian photog...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Photography

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Digital Pigment

Kid Boxing, 1952, Black and White Photograph by Art Shay, Signed and Framed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Street Photography was a true love of Art Shay's and is completely evident in this black and white shot from 1952 of a young shirtless boy sparing with an unseen opponent. Art Shay ...
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Maxwell Street 5am, Chicago circa 1957, Black and White Photograph by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Phenomenal detail captures Chicago's legendary Maxwell Street at an unusually vacant 5am hour. Art Shay Maxwell Street, 5:00am, 1957 silver gelatin print 20h x 16w in 50.80h x 40.64...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Woman in Sheer Dress, Silver Gelatin Black & White Photograph by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
At what appears to be a costume party, this beautiful woman, draped in a sheer tunic, must have been the center of attention. Dressed as Aphrodite, she clearly commands those aroun...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Killers For Hire, JFK, South Dakota 1960, Black and White Photograph by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
This photograph features John F Kennedy sitting on the back of a convertible with US Representative George McGovern in what at first glance appears to be a parade route in South Dako...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Car Reflection, 1958, Black and White Photograph Appeared in LIFE Magazine
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay carried his camera with him where ever he went. He captured everyday moments and some not so everyday like this car. It's reflection in a shop window gives the appearance ...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Caitlyn Bruce Jenner, Montreal Olympics, 1976, Black and White Photograph Framed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
This iconic photo of Bruce Jenner (aka Caitlyn Jenner) is at the moment of his decathlon win at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. The photographer, Art Shay, signed this photo in his mid ...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Jessica Lange at her Minnesota Cottage, 1976, Black and White Photograph, Framed
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
A vibrant young Jessica Lang shows off her Scottie in this relaxed portrait of the rising star at her cottage retreat in Minnesota in 1976. Art Shay Jessica Lange at her MN Cottage,...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Buddy Guy, 1966,Chicago Blues Guitarist, Silver Gelatin Black & White Photograph
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
A contender for the titled of greatest blues guitarist ever with a fiery, screechy super-quick technique, Buddy Guy influenced many future guitar greats such as Eric Clapton, Jimi He...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Lovers", Black and White Photograph, 2002
By Sebastián Palomo Danko
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Lovers by Sebastián Palomo Danko 36 in. H x 24 in. W Edition of 5 + 2AP Black and White Archival Pigment Print Other sizes available All Prices are quoted as "initial price". Pleas...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment, Photographic Paper, Black and White

Fleeing Brexit- white framed black and white photograph
By Alex Timmermans
Located in Ketchum, ID
This surreal and whimsical collodian wet plate photograph from Dutch photographer Alex Timmermans, demonstrates his sense of vintage aesthetics and the modernity of our time. This 20...
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2010s Surrealist Black and White Photography

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Black and White

Devotion 2, black and white photograph
By Heather Boose Weiss
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print 15" x 15" edition of 10, unframed, $1,380 30" x 30" edition of 10, unframed $3,450 Please allow at least 2 weeks for the photograph to be printed and shipped.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

"Liberty", Black and White Photograph, 2002
By Sebastián Palomo Danko
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Liberty by Sebastián Palomo Danko 24 in. H x 36 in. W Edition of 5 + 2AP Black and White Archival Pigment Print Other sizes available ________________________________________________...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Black and White, Silver Gelatin, Archival Pigment

Frank Sinatra Black and White Candid Photograph
Located in Toronto, CA
Frank Sinatra black and white candid portrait taken of him at an awards show. Photograph, Size 8" x 10". Photographer unknown. These stunning photos originate from editorial press p...
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1980s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White

Progression - Fine Art Photograph - Black and White Contemporary
By Cassandra Zampini
Located in New York, NY
Progression is a limited edition fine art print by street photographer Cassandra Zampini. Shot on the streets of New York, this black and white figurative photograph features bold sh...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Thought Triangle - Fine Art Photograph - Black and White Contemporary
By Cassandra Zampini
Located in New York, NY
Thought Triangle is a limited edition fine art print by street photographer Cassandra Zampini. Shot on the streets of Boston, this black and white figurative photograph features bold...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Rainbow Flag, Black and White Photograph, 2016
By Luca Artioli
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Gay Pride Flag by Luca Artioli Black and White Photograph 27" x 40" Archival Pigment Print Edition: 5 + 1 2016. Miami Skin is one of the few “Still photo” project realized only in B...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

Greek Storefront 1960s Black and White Photograph
By Roz Joseph
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1960s photograph is by New York/San Francisco photographer Roz Joseph (1926-2019). Joseph traveled extensively through Europe, North Africa, and Asia in the 1960s shooting in bl...
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1960s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Card Players, Two Gentleman on a Park Bench circa 1953, Black & White Photograph
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay carried his camera with him where ever he went. He captured everyday moments such as these two older gentlemen having a friendly game of cards on a park bench. This artwor...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Walker, Paris, Medium Black and White Photograph
By Guilherme Licurgo
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Walker –Paris, 2011 by Guilherme Licurgo 23 in. H x 35 in. W Archival Pigment Print Limited Edition of 10 + 1 AP 2011 Unframed  From the Paris series. Other sizes are available. Al...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Black and White, Archival Pigment

"Lovers", Sepia and Black and White Photograph Diptych
By Sebastián Palomo Danko
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Lovers diptych by Sebastián Palomo Danko Individual size: 36 in. H x 24 in. W Overall size: 36 in. H x 48 in. W Edition of 5 + 2AP Archival Pigment Print Other sizes available ______...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Black and White, Archival Pigment, Silver Gelatin

Flume, black and white landscape photograph
By Heather Boose Weiss
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print. 15" x 15" edition of 10, unframed, $2,070 30" x 30" edition of 10, unframed $3,450 Please allow at least 2 weeks for the photograph to be printed and shipp...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Miami Downtown 1, Black and White Architectural Photograph, 2014
By Luca Artioli
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Miami Downtown 01 39" x 39" Archival Pigment Print Edition 4/5 2014 Miami Skin is one of the few “Still photo” project realized only in Black and White. It’s not a traditional collec...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

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Black And White Photograph Art For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact piece of black and white photograph art you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. There are many Contemporary, Pop Art and Surrealist versions of these works for sale. You’re likely to find the perfect item from our selection of black and white photograph art among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a choice in our collection of black and white photograph art to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of black, gray, beige, brown and more. An object in our assortment of black and white photograph art from Andy Warhol, Fernando Natalici, Jack Mitchell, Shane Russeck and William Dey — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. Frequently made by artists working in paper, photographic paper and silver gelatin print, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years. A large option in this array of black and white photograph art can prove too dominant for some spaces — a smaller piece of black and white photograph art, measuring 2 high and 0.1 wide, may better suit your needs.

How Much is a Black And White Photograph Art?

A piece of black and white photograph art can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $1,004, while the lowest priced sells for $74 and the highest can go for as much as $78,400.

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.