#FridayPainting: English photographer “Portrait of Virginia Woolf”

My #FridayPainting was not a painting at all. 

It was a photograph.

The question that came to me: when did photography become art?

Perhaps the better question is: when did the art community accept photography as art?

When photography first appeared, art galleries believed that photography was a craft and photographers were technicians.

Photography became extremely popular after its invention, but change takes times plus visionaries who challenge the status quo.  Alfred Stieglitz, Gertrude Käsebier. and Ansel Adams were catalysts, the innovators who brought a new perspective to the world.   With their photographs, they demonstrated that photography was fine art.  

English photographer: Portrait of Virginia Woolf, 1927 Private Collection, Prismatic Pictures/Bridgeman Images