Do you mean it is more close to painting or digital painting? rather than photography?
Not at all. I'm talking about pure photography. Clients, collectionists are interested more and more, and galleries are more and more involved with the photography language,
in any form. (of course there are hybrids techniques also)
This tendency is cristal clear in the latest years.
Photography is starting to sell higher than it was etc...
I won't be surprised if it become what the painting was before, in the art circuits.