Photo art is interesting because it exists due to the technical progress: advances in physics, chemistry, optics and technology.
It is in this genre that the eternal debate of physicists with lyricists was settled!
By the way, Louis Daguerre, one of the creators of photography, was both a chemist and an artist.
Perhaps that is why the first photographs - daguerreotypes - were created in the genres of portrait, landscape and still life.
Black and white photographs imitated painting, as if continuing it in another language.
Fashion trends in the art of the XIX century were represented in photography.
Artists and drawing artists often became professional photographers, and the birth of an ART-photo was preceded by drawing, like in creating paintings. From late 19th century, the influence of impressionism aesthetics began to penetrate from painting into photo art, in particular, landscape. The first decades of the twentieth century were marked by technical experiments and the advent of modernity.
Photo artists met the new aesthetics of the 1920s with enthusiasm.
The post-war and subsequent eras were characterized by a variety of genres and searches for the most expressive means of an original photo.
But like in the old days, photography largely reflects the diversity of visual arts.
The JAG online gallery will help you to get acquainted with the examples of the exclusive photo art.