Wild art is a reference to a filler photograph used by photo journalists. It's goal is to add visual interest to a publication and often to fill remaining space on a page that lacks enough articles or advertisements to complete it.

While wild art can be of anything, it must stand on its own and tell a story within itself. The photograph usually, but not always, contains a human element and is well documented. They are likely to depict community events or scenes and help provide a balance to hard news photos published purely to support an article.

Editors are always looking for good wild art, and while not one photographer can dedicate all of his time questing for wild art, it is often the case that great photo opportunities are discovered while on other assignments.