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Original Photograph

An image produced by a camera

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Created). Title [Photograph]. Collection, Museum/Institution, Location.

Photograph

Plaque: Usually located next to the photograph; will provide most information about the image

Citation: Cartier-Bresson, H. (1938). Juvisy, France [Photograph]. Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
Photograph in Print

A photograph found in a book

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year Published). Title [Photograph found in Collection, Museum/Institution, City]. In Book title (p. Page). City, State: Publisher. (Originally photographed Year, Month Date)

Front Cover

Page 2 The title page and subsequent pages after the cover will have publication information

Page of Photograph

Citation: Bennett, P. (2007). Antique shop, East Village. In New York City: A photographic portrait (p. 8). Rockport, MA: Twin Lights.
Photograph via Website

A photograph found or posted on a website

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Title [Photograph found in Collection, Museum/Institution, City]. In Website Title. Retrieved from URL (Originally photographed Year, Month Date).
*Note about Date Published: If no date provided, include n.d. for no date instead.
*URL Note: If not yet indexed or difficult to find from the homepage, then include the full URL. Otherwise, use the homepage URL.

Website

Date accessed: Only include if the source is one that might change

Citation: Cartier-Bresson, H. (n.d.). Juvisy, France [Photograph found in Museum of Modern Art, New York City]. In MoMA. Retrieved from http://www.moma.org (Originally photographed 1938)
Photograph via Database

An photograph found via database

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year Published). Title [Photograph]. Collection, Museum/Institution, City. Retrieved Month Date, Year, from URL (Originally photographed Year, Month Date)
*Note about Date Published: If no date provided, include n.d. for no date instead.
*URL Note: Add homepage URL of publisher. If none, use the homepage database URL. If published only online, use unique URL.

Database

Date accessed: Only include if the source is one that might change

Citation: Freed, L. (n.d.). Holidaymakers stuck in traffic jam [Photograph]. Retrieved July 1, 2010, from http://www.artstor.org (Originally photographed 1965)
Digital Image

Citing a digital image

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Title [description]. Retrieved Month Date, Year, from URL
*Date Published: If no date provided, include n.d. for no date instead.
*URL Note: If not yet indexed or difficult to find from the homepage, then include the full URL. Otherwise, use the homepage URL.

Website of Image

Website Footer

Image Search: Do not cite the search engine used to find the image, but the website of the image indexed by the search engine

Citation: [Guggenheim Museum in Spain]. (n.d.). Retrieved July 22, 2010, from http://www.howstuffworks.com

 

 

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