Photography

Exploiting the vulnerability of human visual perception, photography was introduced in the 1830s. However, it was not recognized as a valid art form until a century later. It was only in the 1940s that photography was brought into the art world by a group of talented artists. Bidsquare vintage and antique photography auction brings together carefully curated classical and contemporary works by master fine art photographers across all genres who have come to define the medium. Various forms and styles have been progressively discovered since — ranging from longstanding approaches and documentary photography to photojournalism and abstract photography. In today's world, street and fashion photography have gained wide recognition for their aesthetic.

Postmodern Photography for Sale

The Postmodern style, however, is known for the use of a wide array of media in their work. Every epoch seems to have its own photographic movements. Among numerous forms and classes, the past era has seen a prominent increase in modern photography, Diaristic photography, New American Color photography style. Ranging from Post-War images to contemporary pictures, Bidsquare online auctions features vintage and antique photography for sale. These available images have been captured by the lens of well-known international artists such as Héctor García, Veronica Kretschmer, Adam Wiseman, and Jorge Avila Ayala.

We offer various types of photographs to choose from Albumen Photography, Contemporary Photography, Nude Photography and more, on antique auction, captured by renowned including Lola Álvarez Bravo, Flor Garduño, Francisco Fajardo and Gabriel Figueroa. Emerging artists such as Lorenzo Armendáriz, Jorge Pablo Aguinaco Llano, and Ivan Castaneira are also featured at Bidsquare's Photography auction. Interested collectors can find vintage and antique photographs on sale at Bidsquare.

Quick Facts about Photography

  • The word "photography" has its origin in Greek, meaning drawing with light.

  • The word camera originates from the Latin word “camera obscura”, meaning “dark chamber”.

  • The earliest successful photograph as we know it today was taken by the French inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826.

Do You Know the Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold?

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  • RETRATO DE PORFIRIO DÍAZ MÉXICO, SIGLO XX Fotografía firmada: “Schlattman Hnos.” Detalles de conservación 52 x 42 cm
    Estimate
    MXN$12,000 - MXN$18,000 $569 - $853

    RETRATO DE PORFIRIO DÍAZ MÉXICO, SIGLO XX Fotografía fi...

    Est.
    MXN$12,000 - MXN$18,000 $569 - $853
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$10,000$474
  • George Hurrell - Anna May Wong
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    George Hurrell - Anna May Wong

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • George Hurrell - John Barrymore
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $2,500

    George Hurrell - John Barrymore

    Est.
    $2,000 - $2,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $750
  • George Hurrell - Joan Crawford
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    George Hurrell - Joan Crawford

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • PAR DE RETRATOS MÉXICO, SIGLO XX 1.- OFICIAL DE CABALLERÍA DE PORFIRIO DÍAZ 2.- RETRATO DE DAMA. 170 x 74 cm
    Estimate
    MXN$22,000 - MXN$30,000 $1,043 - $1,422

    PAR DE RETRATOS MÉXICO, SIGLO XX 1.- OFICIAL DE CABALLE...

    Est.
    MXN$22,000 - MXN$30,000 $1,043 - $1,422
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$20,000$948
  • Tsar Alexander II, Original St. Petersburg Photographs
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000

    Tsar Alexander II, Original St. Petersburg Photographs

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $700
  • Donald Sultan - Untitled from Dominos (Seven)
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500

    Donald Sultan - Untitled from Dominos (Seven)

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $550
  • George Hurrell - James Cagney
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    George Hurrell - James Cagney

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $400
  • George Hurrell - Veronica Lake
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    George Hurrell - Veronica Lake

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Gary Mirabelle - Alfred
    Estimate
    $11,500 - $16,000

    Gary Mirabelle - Alfred

    Est.
    $11,500 - $16,000
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $4,400
  • Anri Sala (b. 1974): I love you from Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Anri Sala (b. 1974): I love you from Point of View: An ...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Brian Belott (b. 1973): Collage Book
    Estimate
    $600 - $900

    Brian Belott (b. 1973): Collage Book

    Est.
    $600 - $900
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Rebeca Mendez (b. 1962): Recurrence Relation #2
    Estimate
    $700 - $900

    Rebeca Mendez (b. 1962): Recurrence Relation #2

    Est.
    $700 - $900
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • Unknown, Black Cowboys Driving Horses, ca. 1934
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Unknown, Black Cowboys Driving Horses, ca. 1934

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Santa Fe Art Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Group of Three Photograph Reproductions of the Early West
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Group of Three Photograph Reproductions of the Early We...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Santa Fe Art Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Nikolai Ishchuk (b. 1982): Untitled (Spill 3)
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    Nikolai Ishchuk (b. 1982): Untitled (Spill 3)

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Bryan Graf (b. 1982): Shot/Reverse Shot 2
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Bryan Graf (b. 1982): Shot/Reverse Shot 2

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Bryan Graf (b. 1982): Deer #1 (Sunset Version),  from Wildlife Analysis
    Estimate
    $700 - $900

    Bryan Graf (b. 1982): Deer #1 (Sunset Version), from W...

    Est.
    $700 - $900
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • Fabian Birgfeld (b. 1968): Light Box
    Estimate
    $500 - $800

    Fabian Birgfeld (b. 1968): Light Box

    Est.
    $500 - $800
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $250
  • Douglas Gordon (b. 1966): Les Regles du Jeu (Pier-Paolo Pasolini & Leigh Bowery)
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Douglas Gordon (b. 1966): Les Regles du Jeu (Pier-Paolo...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Avery Danziger (b. 1953): Gate to Hell #10475
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Avery Danziger (b. 1953): Gate to Hell #10475

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Ellen Kooi (b. 1962): Groningen - " Blauwe Hond"
    Estimate
    $700 - $900

    Ellen Kooi (b. 1962): Groningen - " Blauwe Hond"

    Est.
    $700 - $900
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • Brice Brown (b. 1972): Q06
    Estimate
    $700 - $900

    Brice Brown (b. 1972): Q06

    Est.
    $700 - $900
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • Morgan Levy (b. 1985): Please Don't Go Without Taking Me With You
    Estimate
    $400 - $800

    Morgan Levy (b. 1985): Please Don't Go Without Taking M...

    Est.
    $400 - $800
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Tom Friedman (b. 1965): Caveman
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Tom Friedman (b. 1965): Caveman

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Sabine Horing (b. 1964): Rear Window
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $3,000

    Sabine Horing (b. 1964): Rear Window

    Est.
    $1,500 - $3,000
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $750
  • Sarah Anne Johnson (b. 1976): Lady of the Lake
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Sarah Anne Johnson (b. 1976): Lady of the Lake

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Robert Rauschenberg Rare Baseball Collage
    Price$11,500

    Robert Rauschenberg Rare Baseball Collage

    E
    King Art & Antiques
    Buy Now Price
    $11,500
  • Arthur Ollman Photograph, Night Series
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    Arthur Ollman Photograph, Night Series

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Neue Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989): Cactus
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $8,000

    Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989): Cactus

    Est.
    $4,000 - $8,000
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,000
  • Irit Batsry (b. 1957): Caution: Ocean
    Estimate
    $700 - $900

    Irit Batsry (b. 1957): Caution: Ocean

    Est.
    $700 - $900
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • Moyra Davey (b. 1958): Copperhead #36
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    Moyra Davey (b. 1958): Copperhead #36

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Ray Belcher, Untitled (Looking Through the Window)
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    Ray Belcher, Untitled (Looking Through the Window)

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Santa Fe Art Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Mel Bernstine: Fracture
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Mel Bernstine: Fracture

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Dwayne Moser: Untitled Backdrop (Site of Mel Gibson's DUI 7/28/06)
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000

    Dwayne Moser: Untitled Backdrop (Site of Mel Gibson's D...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Fabian Birgfeld (b. 1968): Madrid 1 (Triptych)
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Fabian Birgfeld (b. 1968): Madrid 1 (Triptych)

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Janis Schwartz-Stegall, Galisteo Rodeo
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Janis Schwartz-Stegall, Galisteo Rodeo

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Santa Fe Art Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008): Tap
    Estimate
    $400 - $800

    Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008): Tap

    Est.
    $400 - $800
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Janis Schwartz-Stegall, Colt Branding
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Janis Schwartz-Stegall, Colt Branding

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Santa Fe Art Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Douglas Kent Hall, Gary Green
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    Douglas Kent Hall, Gary Green

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Santa Fe Art Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $120
  • Ray Belcher, Lamy Overlook, 1984
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Ray Belcher, Lamy Overlook, 1984

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Santa Fe Art Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Joel Shapiro (b. 1941):  For the Archives
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Joel Shapiro (b. 1941): For the Archives

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Dean Monogenis (b. 1973): Commune Edition
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Dean Monogenis (b. 1973): Commune Edition

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Cindy Sherman (b. 1954): Ancestor
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Cindy Sherman (b. 1954): Ancestor

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Brad Moore: Trini Circle, Westminister, California
    Estimate
    $700 - $900

    Brad Moore: Trini Circle, Westminister, California

    Est.
    $700 - $900
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • Justine Kurland (b. 1969): Little River
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Justine Kurland (b. 1969): Little River

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Sarah Anne Johnson (b. 1976): Kate
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Sarah Anne Johnson (b. 1976): Kate

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • LARGE FORMAT COLOR PHOTO OF MAYAN JAGUAR CARVING
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    LARGE FORMAT COLOR PHOTO OF MAYAN JAGUAR CARVING

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Ahlers & Ogletree
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100