Exactly. Some academics might belittle or dismiss efforts of those they consider outsiders. However, there is now even an established outsider art movement. Anyone should be careful dismissing something as art or not art because those in the future could likely see our time in a different manner.
Seems the history lesson has been that art was mostly defined in hindsight. I cannot predict the future, but I would place a good guess that more aspects of photography will be accepted as fine art in the future.
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