If the art is in the image - the subject - the light - the location - the timing. Which shutter button, cable release you push is irrelevant. Same goes for the print. If the tonality, the feel, the gestalt of the print is the thing, what method used to create that is irrelevant. If the photographer’s vision isn’t “there” it doesn’t matter how you “did it” - it’s a failure. If they are, it doesn’t matter how you “did it.” The rest is verbiage.