WALT WHITMAN
[1819 – 1892] an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist

 
The true use for the imaginative faculty of modern times is to give ultimate vivification to facts, to science and to common lives. - Walt Whitman , World History of Photography by Naomi Rosenblum , ISBN: 0789209462 , Page: 340
[quoted in Documentary Expression and Thirties America, 1973, p. vii]