[quote="dnmilikan"]I think that photography is first of all a craft. The craft in this case "photography" is one possible means to produce a work of art...but not necessarily the only one or not necessarily always successfully. Simply because it is "photography" does not automatically elevate it to a position of "art".
I agreee with Donald. In my eyes you use the 'Craft' to create a work of 'Art'. I have seen photo's that are technically excellent but lack soul and vica versa. An 'Art' photograph has a piece of the soul of the photographer (and possibly the printer) embedded in the emulsion. They use their 'craft' to put it there.