Is Photography Art?

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IS PHOTOGRAPHY ART?

This is, I think, one of the most challenging and interesting subjects I have ever written about: Photography as a Fine Art.

In order to begin we have to define the word Art, this definition is quite blurred in my own eyes. What is Art? Is it the process of making something amazing? Or is the amazing result of that process, or is actually both? Is Art just simply a different way of communication using different kind of instruments?

The definition I consider is the most suitable for Art is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions.

This means that Art is actually a conjunction of elements that organized in a particular way can be described as unique.

Art is something personal, internal, emotional, it’s almost spiritual that connect our inner self with the wonders of the world and the process of creation.

I would like to do a little experiment now; can we define photography in the same way as art?

“The definition I consider is the most suitable for PHOTOGRAPHY is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions”

“PHOTOGRAPHY is something personal, internal, emotional, it’s almost spiritual that connect our inner self with the wonders of the world and the process of creation”.

Is not 100% accurate but is indeed an acceptable definition. I would say that 99% of all photographs are not taken with the intention to produce art, most of them are ID photos, technical photos, memories, documentation, illustration etc. do you think that any person who takes a picture with a mobile phone or a digital camera thinks about art?

Also any inexperienced person can point a camera at something beautiful and press the shutter button and create art. Not everyone can paint a portrait or landscape that looks as good as a photograph. That takes talent. Art is made from talent and cameras and new digital technology can be a kind...
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