The role of photography in contemporary art sometimes could be different from how it used to be. Photography could be just a part of concept, its record. I think that it is amazing way how to extend possibilities of photographic expressions.
Young british artist Jessica Rice is using photography as a tool. I adore her art works dealing with the topic of youth like "Playing with the monkey" . Her works surely deserve your attention.
Her website. http://www.jessicarice.co.uk/