Can Photography be Art?

It’s a curious thing, photography.

The capturing of form, light, and texture that one sees through one’s eyes.

Sometimes considered “secondary” to the other 2 dimensional art forms such as painting and printmaking.

Isn’t photography simply a mirror to our perceived visual reality?

How can it be “true art” when it simply captures the ordinary world around us?

It’s “easy” and pervasive.

There are literally millions of images created each day through this medium, by millions of photographers globally - it’s ordinary.

This may be true if it not were for the powerful testimony of the work of photographers who have, over the century, decimated such ill-considered nonsense.