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. 

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

 [Experimental] photography—unlike a knife or fountain pen—has no practical use or function. We can locate the rationale for photography’s superiority in its total lack of purpose, complete uselessness, and absolute meaninglessness. 

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. 

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

 I’ve never been interested in expressing my own ego; on the contrary, I was interested in reflecting a moment in the lives of people that others perhaps don’t see or don’t value.