Peter Lik's Phantom photo was sold for an unprecedented $6.5 million and is the most expensive photograph in history. The same private collector who preferred to remain anonymous, on the same day has purchased two more shots - "Eternal mood" and "Illusion." With works such as Phantom, a black and white version of Peter Lik's Ghost allegedly selling for 6.5 million USD Peter Lik now holds the title for the worlds most expensive photograph ever sold. Peter Lik - "Phantom" (2014) Black-and-white photo titled "Phantom" bought for $ 6.5 million. Disputed claims. World-famous photographer Peter Lik just turned a black and white photograph, called "Phantom," of the canyon into $6.5 million, making it the most expensive photograph ever taken or sold. Lik's claim has been greeted with much scepticism. In December 2014, Peter Lik reportedly sold a photograph titled Phantom to an anonymous bidder for $6.5 million, making it potentially the highest price paid for a photograph. 'Phantom' photo sells for $6.5 million Someone just dropped $6.5 million to buy this photo. The total amount was $ 10 million.