is photography art? : LUSENET : Pub Poetry Slam Forum : One Thread

many things are considered art.....among the more traditional examples are sculpture or painting.....but is photography art?....some say it is mere recording of other things that may be art......others say that it is an art form in itself.....if it is art, what makes one photo a family snap and another a work of art?......

-- Anonymous, April 26, 2000


In my opinion, photography can be art. And composition is the primary component. Of course, subject matter is very important! *s* But, like a painting, if a photograph evokes a strong emotion for me, then - that's art. A good photographer with a sensitive eye can create images that are very bit as compelling for me as any other form of art. It's a good question, Outcast.

-- Anonymous, April 27, 2000

Ahhh. so what is the definition of art? Hallmark card poetry isn't art, but some of the poems we post in the slam are... the note I got today excusing Susie for an orthodontist appointment isn't art... but a poignant one page story I read is... those snaps in my box of pictures isn't art.. precious to me cause they're my kids.. but not art. Joseph Karsh's portraits are. I think that the difference is in the audience you are aiming at. non-art is specific.. the note was pretty well meaningless to anyone but me.. the pictures aren't going to be as powerful to anyone but my family. but art has a more universal appeal. Just about anyone can be moved by a piece of art.
I suppose that means if the picture moves you, it's art.

-- Anonymous, May 02, 2000

Karsh is god.....or at the very least, godlike....a one page story is a little long, gwennie.....try this one....

Bedtime Story
by Sue Grafton

"Careful, honey, it's loaded," he said, re-entering the bedroom.
Her back rested against the headboard. "This is for your wife?"
"No. Too chancy. I'm hiring a professional."
"How about me?"
He smirked. "Cute. But who'd be dumb enough to hire a lady hit man?"
She wet her lips, sighting along the barrel. "Your wife>"

-- Anonymous, May 16, 2000

I don't know about art, but it's clever.. and very funny. So is comedy art?

-- Anonymous, May 16, 2000

some is....robin williams' ability to adlib comedy of the quality he does is art....tom green is mostly a moron...

-- Anonymous, May 20, 2000

Agreed, Tom Green is mostly a moron... less nutty than he used to be.

-- Anonymous, May 23, 2000

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