Yes indeed: not just painting, not just puppetry, but photography too.
Have a read of this - it says some things I've thought before and then applies intelligence and expounds upon them. Communicating through the photograph, not about the photograph. People want to look at pictures not because they enjoy the act of looking at pictures but in order to be taken somewhere else. Just like Gregory Crewdson says.
Anyway, here's a photograph:
I have nothing to say about it.