Fine art Photography, Surrealism
Fine art photography is referred by many to a certain creative vision. Fine art and photography were only accepted as a whole until the mid-20th century by the art world, which left a small group (including Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Edward Weston, among others) of photographers hungry for recognition. At that time, Fine art photos tried to copy what was trendy at the time: paintings. This obviously didn’t achieve the success it was aiming for. The quarrel rested in the essence of photography (a mechanical reproduction of an image) and its relation with art and purpose... If photography was genuinely art, critics needed to define what made each photography so “attractive” to the viewer and therefore what differentiated one photographer to another or fine arts photography from documentary photography... the debate is ongoing.