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Photography vs. Art

CJ Chilvers
CJ Chilvers

Guy Tal wonders why photographers are usually differentiated from artists:

“Try looking for books on and you will find a category for ‘Arts & Photography.’ Barnes & Noble goes further by separating 'Art, Architecture & Photography.’ Even a site entirely dedicated to art, such as Fine Art America makes references to 'Artists/Photographers’.”

Everyone has a different definition of art. I like to think art is just a creation that adds something to the world. This applies to what we typically think of as art, but to business and personal life as well. The truth is, just about every area in a book store could fall under the category “art.”

What intrigues me is what does or doesn’t now fall under “photography."