fine art photography
They depict very sensitive visuals of good quality prints
which are taken to express the inspired vision of
professionals. The originals are not randomly reproduced for
mass display in advertising. Their reproduction is limited
to be marketed to collectors and exclusive dealers.
Rejlander, Julia Margaret, Dodgson and Cameron are some
famous photographers of 19th century. In 20th Century art
photography transformed in pictorialism which tried to make
photography look like painting. John Steichen, Hugh Edwards
and Akfred Stieglitz are some art collectors who made their
presence felt during the 20th century.
Photojornalism earned a place for itself after the 1970s.
Galleries were opened exclusively to show photographs after
Landscapes and portraits prevailed as subjects in
photography till the 70s. The 80s introduced a new dimension
in the art of photography. The print size increased in the
20th century ushering an era of wall sized prints.
Color is widely used in photography in the present times,
widely acclaimed by famous identities like John Szakowski
and William Eggleston. US bodies like the Museum of Modern
Art and Aperture foundation have patronized photography in a
big way as a part of fine art.
The latest trend shows a special emphasis in the staging
and lighting of photographs. Technological development has
transformed the camera into the digital mode. Camera artists
have made their presence felt. Computer made digital prints
are still different from fine-art-photography. One needs to
have to cultivate an eye to value fine art photography in
the real sense.