Black Wite Art Black And White Photography

April 8, 2019 5:13 am by columnblogger
Foggy black and white autumn sunrise over the bison loop at elk island national park
Rachael talibart black white photographer of the year 2018
Black Wite Art Black And White Photography

IntroductionHistory of Black and White PhotographyBlack and White Photography TechniquesArtists Known For Black and White Photography

One of the most well-known photographers of monochromatic imagery is Ansel Adams, whose name is practically synonymous with black and white landscape photography. Several well-known photojournalists used the medium to document current events. Dorothea Lange is known for “Migrant Mother” (1936) and other images of life during the Great Depression, Robert Capa is famed for his war photo essays like “Capturing the Truth,” and Ernest Cole and David Goldblatt photographed apartheid life in South Africa. Modernist photographer Alfred Stieglitz is credited with producing the first abstract photographs in his “Equivalents” series (1925-1934), which depicted the sky and clouds. Famous black and white photographs include Robert Doisneau’s iconic “Kiss by the Town Hall” (1950) and artist Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills” self-portrait series (1977-1980). Other photographers famed for their black and white photography include Diane Arbus, Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Raoul Hausmann, Brassai, Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibe, Ray K. Metzker, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and fashion photographer Herb Ritts.

Edition 1/10 – ‘Wickham Skeith, Suffolk 2015’ – Silver Gelatin Fibre Print

The history of black and white photography originated in ancient times with the advent of the camera obscura, but the development of the medium did not really take off until the early 1800s. The refinement of the camera arose from a series of experiments, beginning with Thomas Wedgwood’s silver nitrate paper method. In the 1820s, Nicephore Niepce successfully created a photograph, though the process took days to complete and only produced negatives. His partner Louis Daguerre yielded better results with his well-known daguerreotype process, which was introduced to the public in 1839. This invention sparked a high demand for portraiture. Later experiments shortened exposure time and improved the formal qualities of photographs. Photographer Sergei Lvovich Levitsky introduced the use of interchangeable backdrops for photo shoots and retouched negatives to remove any imperfections. By 1884, portable film replaced glass plates, and soon after, the first Kodak cameras were sold. As cameras and film became more accessible to the public, black and white photographic art developed both inside and outside the studio. Today the tradition continues on both digital and analog platforms.

Art Advisory ServicesBuyer FAQTestimonialsArt PrintsCurator’s CircleCatalog

Discover new art and collections added weekly by our curators.

Terms of ServicePrivacy PolicyCopyright PolicyAffiliate Program

Signed Open Edition Silver Gelatin Print, Streets, King’s Lynn 2015

Edition 1/10 – ‘Arches, Barcelona, Spain 2016’ – Silver Gelatin Fibre Print

Invest In ArtOne To Watch ArtistsInside The StudioGift Guide

By entering your email address you are agreeing to our privacy policy

Photographers can choose to start with a color photo, then dramatically alter the overall effect using digital conversion to grayscale or edit their black and white photography with color accents. Conversely, those who prefer analog photography may choose to shoot using black and white film. Although the virtues of film over digital in the realm of black and white photography is highly debatable, some analog enthusiasts cite such subtleties as film grain, dynamic range (i.e. whiter whites and blacker blacks), and more detailed highlights as top reasons for shooting with black and white film. Photographers may also decide to manipulate their black and white photographs. Surrealist photographers, for example, used techniques like multiple exposures, brulage (in which the negative is heated and partially burned), and solarization (in which the color tones are reversed), to achieve an uncanny effect in their works. Regardless of the process, many contemporary fine-art photographers still choose to use some level of digital image editing for enhancement. 

With 80,375 limited edition and open edition prints to choose from, Saatchi Art offers high quality black & white photography perfectly suited for your space. Read more

Sort by Most PopularSort by Price (Low to High)Sort by Price (High to Low)Sort by NewestSort by Fastest Ship Time

Stone Part One (Small Size) – Limited Edition. Print 14 of 20

Black and white photography is a truly timeless medium. Line, texture, contrast, and tone are dramatically brought to the fore in monochromatic images. Even today, long after the advent of color film, some photographers still choose to work exclusively in B&W for how it allows them to portray their subjects in new, often surprising ways. Whether you’re looking for exclusive, limited edition black and white prints or high quality poster-sized prints, we’re confident that Saatchi Art’s global selection of black & white photography for sale contains works that suit your personal style and space. 

What if These Were Legs – 6 (medium) – Limited Edition #1 of 8

Related Images of Black Wite Art Black And White Photography
Black and white photo of clocks andrey grushnikov silhouette photo of trees min an
Fine art wedding photography wedding pictures bride groom style ideas black and white wedding photography pictures ideas inspiration
Ethereal manhattan beach pier black and white
Empty fine art black and white photograph of an abandoned house
Black and white wall art
Black and white photography by elaine hunter these fine art prints are available for sale these black and white photographs are being judged in a contest
100 black white pictures hd download free images on unsplash
500px blog get lost in the incredible black white mountain landscapes of scott rinckenberger
Black and white waterfall
Nature black and white white photography animal wild mammal black monochrome black white zebra close up
An abstract modern art vast photo of the surreal midtown manhattan skyline
Black and white images art in nature photography
Wildlife photo · malibu cloud art panorama black and white
Why photograph venice in black and white arttravarttrav
Black and white roses
Tesuque storm
A very high definition large format vast photo print of mercer
Art deco swiss cottage london underground london uk
Black and white images art in nature photography
Blossom black and white plant white photography sunlight flower petal darkness black monochrome flora close up
Black and white photography by elaine hunter these fine art prints are available for sale these black and white photographs are being judged in a contest
Black white fine art horse photography by michelle wrighton
Black and white panorama photograph of boat dock at sunrise on pleasant bay
Tetons grazin black and white
Black and white photography ideas
Statue liberty freedom tower black and white mp1160 new york city art print from ny poster
Black and white photography minimalist art modern wall art home decor black white photo minimalist decor black and white art wall art decor
Display gallery item 5 4 panel set of modern black white canvas art display gallery item 6
Black And White Prints Set Of 6
Black And White Prints Set Of 6

Black And White Prints Set Of 6Black And White Prints Set Of 6 Boho Decor, Bohemian Decor, Black and White […]

Famous Black And White Fashion Photography
Famous Black And White Fashion Photography

Famous Black And White Fashion PhotographyFamous Black And White Fashion Photography Paolo Roversi is known for dreamy images, which often […]

Black And White Scenery Pictures For Sale
Black And White Scenery Pictures For Sale

Black And White Scenery Pictures For SaleBlack And White Scenery Pictures For Sale Give us a call 800-952-5592 Live Chat […]

Black And White Photo New York City
Black And White Photo New York City

Black And White Photo New York CityBlack And White Photo New York City A panoramic skyline of Lower Manhattan, Hudson […]

Black And White The Digital Way
Black And White The Digital Way

Black And White The Digital WayBlack And White The Digital Way To lighten the photo, I adjusted the center value […]

Black And White Images Newborn
Black And White Images Newborn

Black And White Images NewbornBlack And White Images Newborn Black And White Images NewbornRelated Images of Black And White Images […]