Photography as Art vs. Photography as Snap Shot

What makes a photograph ART or NOT?

I like to take photographs...lots of photographs.  I look around and watch everyone using their cell phones, digital cameras, "old fashioned" film cameras and I have to wonder - what makes an "art" photograph different than a "snap shot"?

 

So my question to those of you taking this class:  In your opinion, both written and visual, tell me what you believe.  Bring to class six images - three you believe to be "art" and three you believe are not.

Photography by student Anya Knoth

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Photography by student Wyeth Anderson

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