Kansuke Yamagata
[Photographer and poet, b. 1914, Nagoya, Japan, d. 1987, Nagoya.]

 What is a good photograph?... To put it concisely, good photos aim at revolution... They emerge from everyday events and connect to revolution. 

Mariana Yampolsky
[Photographer, b. 1925, Chicago, d. 2002, Mexico City.]

 People ask me, ‘What kind of pictures do you take?’ And I don’t know how to answer, because I can’t stand the word ‘artistic’—it’s not important to me if something is art, or not. When I see a photograph that moves me, I don’t wonder if it’s art… 

Boris Yaro
[Photographer, b. 1938, lives in Northridge, California.]

 I hide behind my camera. Even though the event may be horrific, it’s still a journal of that particular day and all the things that happen with it. 

William Butler Yeats
[Poet and mystic, b. 1865, Dublin, Ireland, d. 1939, Menton, France.]

 The visible world is no longer a reality and the unseen world no longer a dream.