Photography art is a visual art form that involves capturing images using light. In the 19th century, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first photograph ever, which led to constant improvements in photographic technology by individuals like painter Louis J. M. Daguerre and physicist Richard Maddox.
The genre of art photography experienced its first peak between 1850 and 1870 in England and initially emulated the techniques of painting. Alfred Stieglietz founded the "Photo-Secession" movement, which played a significant role in the rise of modern photography at the beginning of the 20th century.
Over time, various genres of photography have emerged, including abstract photography, black and white photography, and architectural photography. On our website, a collection of over 20,000 works by contemporary photo artists and photographers is available for purchase.