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Bonhams Photographs department spans the history of photography, from the 19th century to the present day, these auctions include work by the well-established names in American and European photography as well as up-and-coming, contemporary practitioners. Bonhams offers collectors the opportunity to own images at the heart of our visual culture. Names highly sought after in the field include Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Sugimoto, Walker Evens, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Peter Beard, Edward Weston, Salgado Weegee, Andreas Gursky and many more.

Bonhams has a distinct identity in the marketplace, which is defined by connoisseurship and a long-term approach with our clients. By choosing to consign with Bonhams you give your work the best possible chance not only of selling, but of achieving the highest possible result. To receive a free and confidential auction valuation from our Photographs specialists click here.

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Laura Paterson

Head of Photographs

Laura Paterson is Head of Bonhams Photography department in New York. Before joining Bonhams in 2018, Laura had built up a wealth of industry experience, with 20 years in Christie's Photography depart…

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