LOve that quote Ed. Of course I dont lie awake at night wondering this either. But I thought that if any one group would think photography is an art, would be photogrphers.
Now it seems many a times we tend to get too deep into questions like this, here and in PN I was looking for "your" core feelings. To borrow your Stieglitz quote, a shoe maker can be creative, accomplished at his craft, but he does not do it for joy, or at least not in the sense we do. Of course, before you even say he might derive joy from a job magnifecintly done and the praise from his customer. In this case we could say photography is a craft, similar to those who make their living creating images on demand for customers. But why do you do it? I am sure whatever income you get from phtography is small compared to your main income, so why do it?
Get my drift? Sometimes we tend to over analyse things, I dont know....I am very surprised at the reaction an comments....