This one cuts both ways Epson
I agree that digital printing has reached the point at which we can just call it photography, without saying that it's "digital photography". Printing methods are nice to note for same reason as always because there is good and bad printing with all processes; inkjet, wet lab, whatever.
But, historical processes are STILL photography. They are only "alternative" because they are alternates to the common and mass-produced methods. To some people, this is special because it is an alternative to the norm. To others this is dismissed as unnecessary. I think that it is more important to consider if it is the right process for the project. Is the artist choosing the right medium?