Suppose another woman takes courses at university, studies the masters of photography, learns to use the features of her digital SLR camera, such as shooting in aperture priority and shutter priority, pre-visualizes her subject, use lighting artistically, then begins taking photographs with the intention of documenting reality. In the 30s, Edward Weston began seeing landscapes creatively and captured it with his camera in black and white.
Similarly, Ansel Adams often captured landscapes as abstracts in black and white.
The Museum of Modern Art also began collecting photographs at this time.
Throughout the 50s, many photographers began viewing the camera as a tool for creating art.
The contemporary art world has also judged photojournalism and documentary photography to be art.
Photojournalism and documentary photographs adorn the walls of most galleries.
Galleries started putting on exhibitions of a photographer’s body of work, such as the photographs of William Eggleston and Steven Shore and Gary Winogrand.
Helmut Newton captured the viewers attention, creating erotica with images of female nude models.
For instance, Arnold Newman composed his subjects artistically within their working environment and then took celebrity portraits of them.
One of his famous photographs captures Igor Stranvinsky sitting at the far left of his piano.