"One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11
I think she is jealous, of course Photography is an art. While we don't muck around with pencils, paint, clay, crayons etc. We make images, pleasing images with light, mechanics, chemicals and thin strips of plastic film. These images can be for strictly beauty's sake, tell a story, start a controversy, used for purly commercial purposes. Regardless of the goal it is the creative side of your brain that gets the workout.
As for what other "artists" think of this medium, that is their problem, not mine.
"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and a while, you might just miss it."
And how are we to distinguish between roses and weeds?
Thistles are considered flowers in some parts of the world. In
Nebraska and probably other parts of the US they are considered noxious weeds by the states department of agriculture.
The point being that while I consider photography to be an art form, critics, curators, collectors and peers determine if a particular persons work should be elevated to that lofty standard.
Now that does not mean that the director of the department of photography at MOMA needs to like your work. If it brings some joy and satisfaction to you and a few others, does it really matter how anyone else classifies it?
"Fundamentally I think we need to rediscover a non-ironic world"