I think Ben has a point. Most photography is not art. More photographs are taken to illustrate things than are taken as art in themselves. Just about every item you can buy that has an instruction manual will be awash with pictures showing you how to use it or put it together. TV and magazines ar flooded with images of things in an attempt to make you buy them. There are photographs of things everywhere that are not intended to be art.
Originally Posted by batwister
Photography can be art but often isn't in the same way as painting can be art but often isn't.