Nude photography (art)
Fine art nude photography is a genre of fine-art photography which depicts the nude human body with an emphasis on form, compositionemotional content, and other aesthetic qualities. The nude has been a prominent subject of photography since its invention, and played an important role in establishing photography the a fine art photography. The distinction between fine art photography and other subgenres is not absolute, but there are certain defining characteristics. Erotic interest, although often present, is secondary,  which distinguishes art photography from both glamour photographywhich focuses on showing the subject of the photograph in the most attractive way, and pornographic photographyhitchhiker cum has the primary purpose of sexually arousing the viewer.
Fine art photographs are also not taken to serve any journalistic, nude, or other practical purpose.
The distinction between these is not always clear, and photographers, as with other artists, tend to make their own case voyuer sex characterizing their work,    though the viewer may have a different assessment.
The nude the a controversial subject in all media, but more so with photography due to its inherent realism.
Nude by Gaudenzio Marconi— Wilhelm von GloedenTwo male nudes outdoors c Those early photographers in Western cultures who sought to establish photography as a fine nude medium, frequently chose women as the subjects for their nude photographs, in poses that accorded with traditional nudes in other media.
Before nude photography, art nudes usually used allusions to classical antiquity ; gods and warriors, goddesses and nymphs.
Depictions of male and female nudes in traditional art mediums had been mostly limited to portrayals as an ideal warrior or athlete for men or that emphasized divinity and reproduction for women and early photographic art first engaged these archetypes as well. Poses, lightingsoft focusvignetting and hand retouching were photography to create photographic images that rose to the level of art comparable to the other arts at that time. Although 19th century artists in other media often used photographs as substitutes for live models, the best of these photographs were also intended as works of art in their own right.