My work is never intellectual ... I never make a [photograph] unless emotionally moved. - Edward Weston
Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. - Don McCullin
I give you the print as the equivalent of what I saw and felt. - Alfred Stieglitz
If, as in Dorothea Lange’s words, “A camera is a tool to learn to see without a camera.” then a photograph may be able to serve as an individual lesson.
(And perhaps something similar can be said about paintings, sketches, ... )