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Diamants de glace
Diamants de glace
$776
Digital photography (60 x 40 cm)
Marostar
Marostar
$2,285
Mixed media (100 x 75 cm)
Beijing, Chine, 2015
Beijing, Chine, 2015
$469
Digital photography (50 x 40 cm)
" starve your distractions, feed your focus. "
" starve your distractions, feed your focus. "
$662
Digital photography (60 x 40 cm)
Impermanence 2
Impermanence 2
$782
Digital photography (70 x 105 cm)
Sommets
Sommets
$1,684
Digital photography (90 x 60 cm)
Eye contact is way more intimidating than words could ever be
Eye contact is way more intimidating than words could ever be
$229
Digital photography (30 x 40 cm)
My name is blond
My name is blond
$662
Digital photography (60 x 90 cm)
Iron & legs
Iron & legs
$710
Digital photography (90 x 60 cm)
Rester de marbre
Rester de marbre
$601
Digital photography (50 x 50 cm)
If size mattered, then elephant would be the king of jungle
If size mattered, then elephant would be the king of jungle
$229
Digital photography (30 x 40 cm)
Calla - v1
Calla - v1
$4,691
Digital photography (70 x 100 cm)
Yangshuo, chine, 2016
Yangshuo, chine, 2016
$469
Digital photography (50 x 40 cm)
Douceur sur le mékong
Douceur sur le mékong
$962
Digital photography (53 x 80 cm)
Impact
Impact
$601
Digital photography (100 x 100 cm)
Xǔcūn, Chine, 2015
Xǔcūn, Chine, 2015
$469
Digital photography (50 x 40 cm)
Altitudes 1
Altitudes 1
$481
Digital photography (60 x 40 cm)
In between number 2
In between number 2
$601
Film photography (40 x 40 cm)
Beijing, Chine, 2013
Beijing, Chine, 2013
$469
Digital photography (50 x 40 cm)
Horizon 12
Horizon 12
$421
Digital photography (70 x 47 cm)
Xianggelila, chine, 2014
Xianggelila, chine, 2014
$469
Digital photography (50 x 40 cm)
Myvatn
Myvatn
$692
Digital photography (60 x 40 cm)
Cloud 2
Cloud 2
$2,526
Mixed media (70 x 50 cm)
" I may look peaceful but don't provoke the beast."
" I may look peaceful but don't provoke the beast."
$662
Digital photography (60 x 40 cm)
Homeless 04
Homeless 04
$854
Digital photography (36 x 56 cm)
Horizon 14
Horizon 14
$421
Digital photography (70 x 47 cm)
Pétale de fleur qui tombe 7125
Pétale de fleur qui tombe 7125
$541
Mixed media (30 x 45 cm)
Luminous
Luminous
$1,924
Digital photography (75 x 113 cm)
In between
In between
$601
Film photography (40 x 40 cm)
Jeux métric
Jeux métric
$5,052
Digital photography (150 x 100 cm)
Impermanence 3
Impermanence 3
$782
Digital photography (70 x 105 cm)
People who master patience, master everything else
People who master patience, master everything else
$229
Digital photography (30 x 40 cm)
Motus
Motus
$1,022
Digital photography (50 x 50 cm)
Understanding is an art. not everyone is an artist
Understanding is an art. not everyone is an artist
$229
Digital photography (30 x 40 cm)
Umbrella
Umbrella
$1,924
Digital photography (75 x 113 cm)
Ultimum
Ultimum
$1,022
Digital photography (50 x 50 cm)
Constrictus
Constrictus
$1,022
Digital photography (50 x 50 cm)
What you do in the dark will push you into the light
What you do in the dark will push you into the light
$229
Digital photography (30 x 40 cm)
Résilience
Résilience
$301
Digital photography (30 x 30 cm)
Impermanence 4
Impermanence 4
$782
Digital photography (70 x 105 cm)
2017-12
2017-12
$301
Digital photography (12 x 12 cm)
Le banc
Le banc
$421
Digital photography (40 x 40 cm)
Face au mur
Face au mur
$239
Digital photography (40 x 60 cm)
Tigre
Tigre
$439
Digital photography (45 x 30 cm)
Quelques fleurs 66
Quelques fleurs 66
$421
Digital photography (30 x 30 cm)
Visions/6
Visions/6
$180
Digital photography (30 x 30 cm)
70'
70'
$239
Digital photography (40 x 60 cm)
Série le temps suspendu - roumanie
Série le temps suspendu - roumanie
$505
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
Série attendue nulle part - sans titre - roumanie
Série attendue nulle part - sans titre - roumanie
$505
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
Côte
Côte
$361
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
Dinard, pointe du moulinet
Dinard, pointe du moulinet
$481
Digital photography (80 x 46 cm)
Philippine-1
Philippine-1
$349
Film photography (48 x 33 cm)
Visions/3
Visions/3
$180
Digital photography (30 x 30 cm)
Manipulation 1
Manipulation 1
$301
Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
Quelques fleurs 56
Quelques fleurs 56
$421
Digital photography (30 x 30 cm)
Série attendue nulle part - sans titre - allemagne
Série attendue nulle part - sans titre - allemagne
$505
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
Sans titre 43
Sans titre 43
$337
Digital photography (60 x 40 cm)
Saint-jacut-de-la-mer
Saint-jacut-de-la-mer
$481
Digital photography (80 x 60 cm)
L'arbre seul
L'arbre seul
$301
Film photography (30 x 40 cm)
Métro Lamarck
Métro Lamarck
$385
Film photography (40 x 40 cm)

Fans of Robert Doisneau or Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photography will love exploring our selection of stunning black and white photos at KAZoART. Aesthetic through its powerful contrasts and poetic stories, black and white photography looks set to continue its success for many more years to come.

The greatest photographers

The medium of black and white brings a certain patina to photos that never fails to impress. Historic works contributing to this renown include the memorable photos of post-war Paris taken by Robert Doisneau (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville, Gargoyle at Notre Dame) and the poignant photos of photo-journalist Robert Capa, who covered the greatest events of the 20th century across the world (The Falling Soldier). 

Alongside Henri Cartier-Bresson (Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare), David Seymour (A Disturbed Child in Warsaw Orphanage) and a number of other artists, Capa co-founded the Magnum photographer cooperative in 1947 to improve the management of photographers’ copyrights.

The history of black and white photography

The history of photography dates back to Antiquity, when the scientists of the era, already taking an interest in optics, first sketched their ideas for the camera obscura. The world's greatest artists, Leonardo Da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer and Vermeer, used ingenious optical inventions to perfect their works and deal with issues related to proportions. Using mirrors, the subject’s image was projected onto a much smaller medium. It was, however, still too early at this stage to call the process photography, as it was the artist themselves that then reproduced the image.

With the invention of the lens in the 16th century, the projected image gradually became clearer, but it only really came together for the first time in the 19th century with the chemical processes created by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. This first photo, taken in black and white, was a true revolution in the world of images, but the long process (which could take several days) and the level of clarity still left much to be desired and called for improvements. 

These came in 1839, when Daguerre drew on Niépce's experiments to invent the daguerreotype. It was an immediate success! So much so that the technique was patented by the French government, before quickly being given "free to the world".

Today, some contemporary photographers specialize in black and white photography in a quest for hard-hitting, pure aesthetics and to make the most of the powerful impact of shadows. Our catalogue invites you to explore landscapes, architecture, and black and white photo prints of women. 

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