These photographers may have never known the significance of the pictures they took and that millions would be marveling at them in the future. A rare and fascinating look at how different (and similar) life used to be.
Some people, no matter what you do, are not going to be for you. Even if you changed, met all their demands and did everything they asked, they would still find something wrong. Ignore those critical voices. You don’t need those people’s approval.