I was at a workshop last night at my local photo club. The workshop presenter was a photographer named Aura McKay. Aura is quite talented, and an excellent presenter as well.
Her workshop title was "Composition and Creativity", and her central theme was essentially that a photographer can use photography to the greatest effect when they use it to help discover and show a different and interesting view of the world.
That isn't particularly new, but it also isn't out of date either.
I'm still discovering new things with photography, and I see others who appear to be doing the same as well.
Aura started out with training in film, and has recently transitioned to digital, but I don't think the medium matters much on whether photography is relevant. It just effects how omni-present it is.