Digital Camera Reviews
Is It Art?
Submitted by pnelson on Fri, 2005-11-25 15:36.
Photo Inquiry: Is this art?
Look at this photograph by John Cohen. Is it art or is it a snapshot? What makes a photograph more than a snapshot? Is it luck? Can anyone move beyond snapshots and produce art with a camera? Can you?
Finally look at this photograph by Oskarlin. It's a funny photo of someone's friend wearing a wig. Is this art or is it a snapshot? What makes a photograph less than art? Was it the intention of the photographer to produce a snapshot and not art?
Inquiry Assignment: Write an essay on, "What makes a photograph more than a snapshot?"