Best of Black and White

By Megan George
Melbourne

About this Curation

Photography has its beginnings in black and white. From the dramatic landscapes of Ansel Adams to the prime of Magnum's documentary photos and then to the iconic celebrity portraits by Richard Avedon, black and white photography has celebrated the impact of light on form in the purest sense. With colour photography only becoming popular in the later half of the 20th century, it's no wonder that many contemporary photographers prefer to work with a monochromatic palette.

Bluethumb's photographers are no different. Damian Seagar's highly detailed landscapes are reminscent of Ansel Adams, and are captured on beautiful fine film.

Silvi Glattauer explores the elegant beauty of plants in her luxurious photogravure prints, using creative lighting and careful composition.

Explore our top picks of Bluethumb's black and white photography.

About the Curator

Megan is the Content & Creative Manager at Bluethumb, working across our social media, digital marketing and creative production.


Melbourne born and bred, her days at Bluethumb are filled with many coffees, cuddles from the resident canine companions and of course, constantly adding to her burgeoning art collection.

25cm (W) x 38cm (H)
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$480
29.7cm (W) x 42cm (H)
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$230
70cm (W) x 100cm (H)
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$2,150
61cm (W) x 81.3cm (H)
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$1,250
76.2cm (W) x 50.8cm (H)
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$550
60cm (W) x 80cm (H)
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$780
51cm (W) x 40cm (H)
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$6,480
90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
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$600
25cm (W) x 25cm (H)
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$390
40cm (W) x 28.3cm (H)
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$490
75cm (W) x 75cm (H)
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$850
50.8cm (W) x 76.2cm (H)
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$550
50cm (W) x 75cm (H)
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$1,880
80cm (W) x 65cm (H)
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$3,000
66.7cm (W) x 66.7cm (H)
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$1,000
38cm (W) x 25cm (H)
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$700
40cm (W) x 60cm (H)
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$350