9 Most Expensive Photographs In the World

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  1. synthetictone

    synthetictone Mu-43 Regular

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    May 22, 2013
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    Dean
    Check this list of prized photographs

    It's really amazing that some are willing to pay so much for probably what many of us would call so little. I am especially amused and bewildered by the one of the cowboy. It is grainy because it was a photograph of an advertisement. How did that not fall under some type of copyright infringement?
     
  2. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    Meh, those aren't expensive. This photo:

    350px-Mars_Observer_-_m1.

    Cost $490 million. There's a second one taken an hour later, also $490 million.

    Now that's expensive!

    (Mars Observer, cost $980 million and only took two pictures of Mars from a distance before failing)

    Anyway, art valuations - photography or not - have nothing to do with the quality of the work.
     
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  3. flamingfish

    flamingfish Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Emily
    I'm apparently either a Philistine or a dinosaur. The only one I like is the Steichen.
     
  4. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    I bet if an Ansel Adams printed original of "Moonrise, Hernandez , New Mexico" in top-notch condition were to come up for sale nowadays, it would make that list - despite the fact that he personally made over 1300 prints of that negative.
     
  5. sparkin

    sparkin Mu-43 Regular

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    Lexington, KY
    Ain't that the truth!
     
  6. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
    This came up somewhere else before (DP review?). I thought the comments were more interesting than the photos. What do I know.