Cameras Can Be Another Artistic Tool
I definitely think it would be a big loss if photos suddenly disappeared from art galleries and exhibitions. I don't think photographs could be confined just to places like history books and used only to record facts.
People who aren't into photography sometimes say that paintings etc. are 'imagined' and come from the inspiration of the artist, while photos just come about when people 'see' something that looks nice/interesting.
But 2 people shooting the same subject come up with wildly different images - creative and interesting in their own way. How is that not down to personal imagination, inspiration and vision?! No-one sees things in the same way, and it doesn't really matter a whole lot what tools are used to put across that unique view!
I guess I think fine art photography has to be original, interesting and technically well executed. That would be my pretty weak definition of fine art photography! I like the way the main article says that photography's versatility and use in different fields is good - confusion is good!