Photo art refers to photographs created to be seen as artworks. They have been developed especially for creative expression, not for a commercial brief.
Photo art is different from other forms of art in that it is created using a camera and photographic techniques. It is a relatively new form of art, having only been recognized as an art form in the 20th century. Unlike other forms of art, photo art is not created by hand, but rather by using a camera to capture images that are then manipulated in various ways to create a final piece.