Is Photography Art? Should Photographers Be Considered Artists?

I have heard a lot of chatter and read a few articles relating to this subject as of late on the internet. It does pose an interesting question for sure but I think the answer is really, well, subjective as is art. Think about it, what you and I may consider or deem to be art, the next person looking at the exact same thing may feel and/or think it isn’t art at all.
Firstly, I have heard a lot of people say that photography isn’t art. How is that possible? A photograph is what that person is seeing with their eye, through their viewfinder. It is their interpretation at that precise moment. Is that not considered art? Secondly, if what a photographer does is considered art, then by all accounts a photographer should be called an artist! Do these people or photographers really even give a shit if their work is called art or if they are considered to be artists?
Art by definition is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
I guess what I am trying to say is, if it feels good or feels right to create something, to express your creative skill and imagination then just keep on doing it. Don’t fall into the trap of worrying about whatever it is you do being labelled art or being put into the box of being called an artist. Just enjoy the process of creating and be proud of your work. First and foremost create for you.
Happy Creating folks and just keep on doing what you love to do!