Bouncing around the web today and found this from last month , wanted to share it.
The Guardian's Art Critic Jonathan Jones wrote an article blasting the $6.5 Million dollar price tag paid for a Peter Lik photograph recently (Jimmy Kimmel also took a shot at the sale as well, classic video if you can find it). I agree, this sale seems insane. For me Lik is photography's version of Thomas Kinkaide. He has great technical skill and he is a master businessman. The issue here is not about Lik (you can look at Lik's site and draw your own opinion) but about the comments Jones makes about Photography not being Art. Not all photography is art but some is. Just as some painting isn't artistic. Anyways Sean O'Hagan wrote a great response to Jones' comments and I encourage you to read both articles. Good exchange and always good to mull over these questions every once in a while anyways. I would also suggest following Sean O'Hagan's features, he has great insight on the medium.