For International Artist Day we at Flickr are celebrating by placing the focus on our favorite form of art: photography. There is not a singular definition of art. There is not a single greatest form of photography. So to celebrate the awesome variety of inspiring work from around the world we’ve put together a gallery of beautifully impactful images and groups worth diving into.
The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art. — Alfred Stieglitz
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know. — Diane Arbus
You have to be ready for luck. — Neil Leifer
For more than twenty years by my own work and personal initiative, I have gathered from all the old streets of Vieux Paris photographic plates, 18 x 24 format, artistic documents of the beautiful civil architecture of the 16th to the 19th century: the old hôtels, historic or curious houses, beautiful facades, beautiful doors, beautiful woodwork, door knockers, old fountains. This vast artistic and documentary collection is today complete. I can truthfully say that I possess all of Vieux Paris. —Eugene Atget
If you loved these you’ll love the rest. View the full International Artist Day Gallery. We invite you to include your favorite one or two artistic images from Flickr with the gallery by posting in the comment section with [FLICKR LINK]. Show us, what does art mean to you?