Photography a dead Field?Watch
Can photography as an industry survive the rise in technology making it easier and easier to edit photos and making it cheaper?
It depends a lot on the editing nowadays.
It was a french photo competition, and I will say I do not agree with some of the winners. Well, considering the fact it was supposedly judged by a 'professional' photographer.
While in contrast to decades ago, when one had to at least understand the basics of exposure to take a decent picture, modern technology allows anyone to take a properly exposed and sharp picture with their phone, I have yet to see a truly great picture made by someone without an understanding of photography. There are more people nowadays who can take decent pictures, but the highest categories (NatGeo quality) are pretty much unchanged - professionals with professional gear.
In the future there is still a need for high quality photography in fashion and advertising, for magazines and the internet, for the press (documentation), for documentaries about nature and wildlife (and so on), and only a tiny minority of that can be covered by teenage girls with an iPhone.
So no, photography is definitely no dying.