It's always entertaining to read what clueless headline writers stick on articles, particularly when they clearly have zero knowledge about the subject of the article. Below is the headline of an article published on the front of the NYT's art page on the website
By ALAN RIDING The works on display at Paris Photo, which closes this Sunday, make a daring argument for photography as art.
The article below is still a little late in staking photograph's claim as a fine art, but it is still a far cry from the web page head line:
Photos That Don't Capture Reality, but Change It
By ALAN RIDING
PARIS, Nov. 18 - If photography began escaping the shadow of painting a century ago, decades passed before it was widely recognized as an art unto itself. Today proof of its star status can be found in a four-day international fair called Paris Photo, which closes on Sunday. Clearly, the market for art photography is booming.
So here we have photography escaping the shadow of painting a century ago, and that it was some decades later before it was widely recognized as an art unto itself. So the idea that a single art fair - today - many, many decades later - can suddenly make a 'daring' argument for photography as a discrete art is... wonderfully clueless.
And, unfortunately, increasingly common.