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Art Photography (Viewer Discretion is Advised)

Original was uploaded on 2021-05-26


Fine art photography is a genre of fine-art photography which depicts the human body with an emphasis on form, composition, emotional content, and other aesthetic qualities. The has been a prominent subject of photography since its invention, and played an important role in establishing photography as a fine art medium. The distinction between fine art photography and other subgenres is not absolute, but there are certain defining characteristics.

Erotic interest, although often present, is secondary, which distinguishes art photography from both glamour photography, which focuses on showing the subject of the photograph in the most attractive way. Fine art photographs are also not taken to serve any journalistic, scientific, or other practical purpose. The distinction between these is not always clear, and photographers, as with other artists, tend to make their own case in characterizing their work, though the viewer may have a different assessment.