Photo / Digital image

How to Cite a Photograph in MLA (Download the Printer Friendly PDF)

Original Photograph

An image produced by a camera

Structure: Last, First M. Photograph Title. Year Created. Photograph. Museum/Institution, Location.

Photograph

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

Citation: Cartier-Bresson, Henri. Juvisy, France. 1938. Photograph. Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
Photograph in Print

A photograph found in a book

Structure: Last, First M. Photograph Title. Year Created. Photograph. Museum/Institution, Location. Book Title. City: Publisher, Year Published. Page(s). Print.

Front Cover

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

Page of Photograph

Citation: Bennett, Peter. Antique Shop, East Village. New York City: A Photographic Portrait. Rockport: Twin Lights, 2007. 8. Print.
Photograph via Website

A photograph found or posted on a website

Structure: Last, First M. Photograph Title. Year Created. Photograph. Museum/Institution, Location. Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

Website

Date accessed: Web sources may change and must be considered unique

Citation: Cartier-Bresson, Henri. Juvisy, France. 1938. Photograph. Museum of Modern Art, New York City. MoMA. Web. 24 June 2010.
Photograph via Database

An photograph found via database

Structure: Last, First M. Photograph Title. Year Created. Photograph. Museum/Institution, Location. Database Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

Database

Date accessed: Web sources may change and must be considered unique

Citation: Freed, Leonard. Holidaymaker Stuck in Traffic Jams. 1965. Photograph. ARTstor. Web. 1 July 2010.
Digital Image

Citing a digital image

Structure: Last, First M. Title/Description. Digital image. Website Title. Website Publisher. Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. <URL>.
*Title Note: If none, include description of image instead.
*URL Note: URL is optional unless the source cannot be located without it or if required by your instructor.

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Image Search: Do not cite the search engine used to find the image, but the website of the image indexed by the search engine

Date accessed: Web sources may change and must be considered unique

Citation: Guggenheim Museum in Spain. Digital image. HowStuffWorks. HowStuffWorks. Web. 22 July 2010.

 

 

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