Berenice Abbott — American Photographer born on July 17, 1898, died on December 09, 1991

Berenice Abbott, née Bernice Abbott, was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s... (wikipedia)

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.
Photography helps people to see.
The camera is no more an instrument of preservation, the image is.
Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.