What’s in a song but a thousand pictures

by Regis Boff

How can a photograph belong to anyone? Photographers steal or lift their ” art” from the public domain by definition.
A song comes out of nothing. It does not before its writing exist in real space.
Painting is as much the hand on the brush as it is anything it depicts. Movies manipulate social atmospheres and the medium simultaneously. Even in their most “true stories,” they remain entirely invention.
A camera’s image becomes art only when interpreted in the aftermath of its picture taking.
Could it be that photographers are more critics than artists?
It this is not true, there are no artists at all, only reviewers?