Today children have access to cameras and photography more than they ever have before historically. Cell phone cameras, pocket sized digital cameras, and other types of image recording are readily available for kids to play with, and many of today’s children are photographed thousands upon thousands of times as they grow up.
Children can become creative artists using photography as their medium at a very young age, whereas it was really hard to get a camera or develop images onto paper 100 years ago. But while it is easier to access the medium and become a photographer, the medium itself has been cheapened by the easy access to it, and the easy consumption of pixels versus expensive rolls of film. It is very hard to make any profit from photos these days, unless you really are a serious professional who knows how to market photography. So long as you don’t equate profit with success, it is truly remarkable and wonderful that so many people can access photography as an artistic medium today.