Interestingly enough, Google does not say photography. “Painting or sculpture” is used in the definition. So is photography art? I personally think it can be (but like not all who have a camera are photographers, neither is a photograph always art).
Family photographs are not hung any more. You change your wall color, you change your paintings and other decor, but what about a family photograph. Why not have a photograph of yourself to remind your of a certain time in life. I don’t mean an 8×10 picture you hang on the wall. I am talking about an almost life size portrait to be seen and appreciated by all. Let those in your life know how important they are to you.
This photo I am attaching to this blog today, is what I believe, art. No it is not a family photograph, but it does produce works to be appreciated. I want to know what is going on in this photo, don’t you? Not to mention, I love how the blue bike plays off of the pink trees.
Google defines art:
1.the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.