Photography

The Department that organizes auctions of photographs was born in 2008 and has since become a reference point for collectors and photographs lovers. But the growth of the Photography Department has become obvious starting in 2018, assisted by the success and attention that photography enjoys on international markets. Photography has gained, in the last few decades, more and more space in important private art collections, art galleries and museums of contemporary art. Although photography is not the product of human imagination, but a record on paper of the interaction between light and matter, it represents a type of artwork that is increasingly appreciated by young collectors and investors. Photography is collected for passion, as is often the case with historical images or pictures representing famous people and important moments in time, but also as an investment, especially for contemporary photography.

Speaking of historical photography, that was produced between the Nineteenth Century and the middle of the Twentieth Century, is printed on paper treated with silver salts and documents the reality of the historical, cultural and social context of the period. The works selected for the photography auctions include rare Nineteenth Century daguerreotypes, prints by the fathers of photography such as Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz, and masters of the Italian photography school such as Gabriele Basilico, Gianni Berengo Gardin and Mario Giacomelli.

As for the contemporary photography, on the other hand, is produced using modern conventional techniques; its intent is no longer that of documenting facts that occur, and artistic and aesthetic divulgation is rather preferred. Contemporary photography can also be used as an artistic means of expression by artists who aren't necessarily photographers. Particular attention is paid to international contemporary artists such as Sebastião Salgado, Andreas Gursky, Nobuyoshi Araki, Andrea Serrano, Cindy Sherman and Nan Goldin, often present in our photography sales. Cambi Auction House organizes two main photography auctions yearly, other than the timed online auctions dedicated to this sector.

Experts in the Department of Photography are available to those wishing to purchase fine art photography at auction, offering personalized advice on how to start or complete their collections. Cambi Auction House offers personalized services to those that would like to sell photographs at auction, with the guarantee of making the most of the art in their possession. We offer free valuations for photographs that you wish to sell at auction. Contact us today, selling photography and art with Cambi Auction House is easy, fast and profitable.
Department Auctions
Top Lots

The Best Awards

Francesco Vezzoli

Cassandra Crying
esemplare unico opera in cornice
€ 87.600,00
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Shirin Neshat

Seeking Martyrdom, dalla serie “Women of Allah 1993-1997”
edizione 1 di 3
€ 27.600,00
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Peter Beard (1938) Alistar and Crocc, 1965

stampa alla gelatina ai sali d’argento, cm 42x62
€ 26.975,00
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Peter Beard (1938) Medicine man, 1990

stampa alla gelatina ai sali d’argento, cm.28x51
€ 20.725,00
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Peter Beard (1938) Turkana Maiden at Lodwar, 1964

stampa alla gelatina ai sali d’argento, cm 48x33
€ 19.475,00
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Helmut Newton

Elsa Peretti as A Bunny
firmata, titolata e datata a matita al retro dedicata al retro a matit [..]
€ 18.850,00
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Robert Capa (1913-1954) Campagna italiana, Sicilia, 1943

stampa in bianco e nero, cm 15,6x24,5 Timbro del fotografo-Magnum al retro
€ 16.350,00
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Sophie Calle

Hôtel, chambre n°28, 3 mars
dittico, fotografia e testo etichetta didascalica della Galleria Solle [..]
€ 14.475,00
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Massimo Vitali

#0085 Rosignano Beach 1
edizione 1 di 9 timbro del fotografo al retro firmata, titolata, datat [..]
€ 14.475,00
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Carlo Benvenuto (1966) S.T., 2007

stampa fotografica su alluminio, cm 180x247
€ 13.225,00
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Peter Beard (1938) Tayiana, 1990

Trittico Polaroid, sangue e collage, fotografia, con cornice cm 38x10P [..]
€ 13.225,00
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Peter Beard (1938) Masai, 1997

stampa alla gelatina ai sali d’argento, cm 25x36
€ 12.600,00
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Liu Bolin (1973) Hiding in Italy. Ponte dei Conzafelzi Venezia, 2010

Lambda Print, cm 90x90 ed. di 4
€ 11.100,00
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Liu Bolin (1973) Hiding in the Italy - Canal Grande, Ponte di Rialto, [..]

stampa digitale, cm 120x120 firmato, datato, intitolato e numerato in [..]
€ 10.100,00
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Robert Longo

Untitled
Ed. 9/20 Firma data e titolo al retro
€ 10.100,00
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Liu Bolin

Hiding in the Italy - Teatro alla Scala n° 2, 2010
Edizione 3 di 4 Firmata, titolata, datata e numerata in basso a destra [..]
€ 10.100,00
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Shirin Neshat (1957) Zarin Series, 2005

gelatin silver print, cm 35,5x28 pezzo unico Certificato di autenticit [..]
€ 8.850,00
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Shirin Neshat (1957) Tooba series, 2002

stampa alla gelatina ai sali d'argento, cm 50x60 intitolata e datata a [..]
€ 8.850,00
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Shirin Neshat (1957) Zarin Series, 2005

stampa ai sali d'argento, cm 35,5x28 pezzo unico Certificato di autent [..]
€ 8.850,00
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G. Botto e R. Bruno Looking at the Ground, 2007

stampa Vutek su PVC, cm 200x150 Ed. 2/2
€ 6.975,00
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Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) Senza Titolo anni '60

Polaroid, cm 10,5x8,3
€ 6.350,00
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Vincenzo Agnetti (1926-1981) Chi ha paura di Kobe?, 1980

fotografia, collage e matita su cartoncino, cm 50x72 datato e firmato [..]
€ 6.350,00
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Joel Peter Witkin (1939) Story from a book 1999

stampa ai sali d'argento, cm 75x87 Es. 9/12 firmato, datato e intitola [..]
€ 6.350,00
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Liu Bolin (1973) La loggia di Fra Gioconda, 2008

Lambda print, cm 90x90 Ed. di 4
€ 6.350,00
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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) Ajitto, 1981

stampa ai sali d'argento su carta fotografica, cm 35x33 firmata in bas [..]
€ 6.350,00
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Karen Knorr

Flight to Freedom, Durbar Hall, Dungarpur, dalla serie “India Song”
Edizione 2 di 5 Etichetta del Karen Knorr Studio titolata, numerata, d [..]
€ 6.350,00
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Attila Csorgo (1965) Spherical Vortex II, 1999

tre lito-flex foto, ciascuna cm 40x40 ed. 7/10 + 2APs Autentica Rilasc [..]
€ 5.850,00
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Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) Perris Elly, New York, 1948

stampa al platino del 1986 su carta, cm 40x50 firmata in basso a destr [..]
€ 5.850,00
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Vanessa Beecroft

VB09.006.VB VB09 performance Ein Blonder Traum Galerie Schipper & Krom [..]
edizione 1 di 6 opera in cornice
€ 5.500,68
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Terry O'Neill

Newman and Marvin
firmata in basso a destra opera in cornice
€ 5.850,00
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Sun, 09 Jun 2024 13:18:50 +0000
Carlo Mollino’s rare chair for the Lattes Publishing House in Turin
The most important semi-annual live auction in Cambi Auction House's number one department returns with the most prized Designer Design. A careful selection of rare and [..]
Sat, 08 Jun 2024 17:22:00 +0000
Antique Majolica and Porcelain at Mackenzie Castle!
On Wednesday, June 12, at the prestigious Genoese venue of Castello Mackenzie, Cambi Auction House presents a new event dedicated to Majolica and Antique Porcelain. To [..]
Fri, 07 Jun 2024 10:43:19 +0000
The trompe-l’œil paintings of Jean François de La Motte
On the same day as the auction dedicated to Old Masters, the Old Master Drawings catalog will also go up for auction: 132 lots with the likes of Francesco Salviati, Guercino, [..]
Contacts
Chico Schoen

Chico Schoen

Specialist
Carola D´Ambrosio

Carola D'Ambrosio

Assistant