The Photographs department at Christie’s leads the market with strong results for iconic works that span the entire history of the medium, from the 19th century, through Pictorialism, into Modernism, Post-War and contemporary photography. We offer an abundance of classic works in our forthcoming sale season with major auctions in New York, London and Paris, including a series of online sales of property from The Museum of Modern Art.

Over the years, we have offered the most noteworthy private collections, including Visionairies: Photographs from the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Collection; Portrait of a Collector: The John M. Bransten Collection of Photographs; Modern Visions: Exceptional Photographs; and Photographs By Ansel Adams from a California Collection to name a few.

Our international team of specialists provide collectors opportunities to bid on works in live and online auctions by the most celebrated names in the field, for many of whom Christie’s holds the world auction record. Among them are Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Man Ray, William Eggleston, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugène Atget, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon.