Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX
The Carter houses over 45,000 exhibition-quality prints that span the history of the medium, from one of the earliest daguerreotypes made in this country to inkjet prints being made today. The collection includes landscape photography, portraits of Native Americans, and a complete set of Richard Avedon’s In the American West. It also holds several photographers’ archives, including those of Carlotta Corpron, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Karl Struss.
Brooklyn Museum of Art Photography Collections Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, the parent organization of the Brooklyn Museum, formed the first school of photography in the United States in 1889. Clarence White, the founder of the Photo-Secession movement, served as one of the chief instructors at that time, and annual photography exhibitions were held for over sixty years, beginning in 1891. Although no formal curatorial department of photography was established, the Brooklyn Museum began to acquire photographs out of these exhibitions in 1899.
Center for Creative Photography (CCP) Tucson, AZ
One of the world's finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography. Beginning with the archives of five living master photographers—Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Frederick Sommer—the collection has grown to include 270 archival collections. Among these are some of the most recognizable names in 20th century North American photography: W. Eugene Smith, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Edward Weston, and Garry Winogrand.
Harry Ransom Center Austin, TX
The Ransom Center's photography collection has grown to more than five million prints and negatives, ranging from the earliest photographic trials to the latest contemporary works. The collection's encyclopedic scope makes it one of the world's premier sources for the study of photography and its history.
International Center for Photography (ICP)
ICP’s permanent collection contains more than 200,000 prints and related materials that range from the earliest forms of photography to contemporary work. It was founded by Cornell Capa in 1974 to champion “concerned photography”—socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
LOC Prints and Photographs online features nearly one million digital images taken from the Library's 50+ collections of prints and photographs. Included are images from the the National Child Labor Committee Collection, the U.S. News and World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, the Library of Congress Baseball Card Collection, and the Collection of Architecture, Design and Engineering Drawings.
A web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).
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Databases / Indexes
Art Abstracts (H.W. Wilson) Art Abstracts contains citations and abstract summaries to journal articles and other resources on art, art history, architecture, photography, archaeology, city planning, film, and related subjects. The service includes links and cross-searchability to the Library's subscription to the AMICO Library. 1984-present
Art Bibliographies Modern ARTbibliographies Modern indexes journal articles and other resources on artists, art movements, art theory, art criticism and art history beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century to present.
JSTOR JSTOR provides digital versions of the backfiles of major scholarly journals. Primarily an archival collection, JSTOR does not provide access to the most recent 3-5 years of content for most titles.
Images must be cited like all other resources. Just like with text, you need to cite images, photos, graphs, charts, videos; in other words, any images you use. Image citations should include the following information: title; creator name; repository information (museum, library, or other owning institution); image source (database, website, book, postcard, vendor, etc.); and date accessed. Other useful information includes date, culture, and rights information if known. Use any citation style of your choice. To see a list of online citation tools:
Citation Styles using "The Oxford companion to the photograph"
APA (6th ed.)
Lenman, R. (2005). The Oxford companion to the photograph. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Chicago (Author-Date, 15th ed.)
Lenman, Robin. 2005. The Oxford companion to the photograph. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Harvard (18th ed.)
LENMAN, R. (2005). The Oxford companion to the photograph. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
MLA (7th ed.)
Lenman, Robin. The Oxford Companion to the Photograph. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print.
Turabian (6th ed.)
Lenman, Robin. The Oxford Companion to the Photograph. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
The re-use of images for educational purposes (not including print or electronic publication of any kind) is generally considered acceptable under the terms of "fair use". If you wish to publish images, even for educational purposes, you will first need to find out whether or not the image is protected by copyright, and then how to get copyright clearance. Permission to publish might also be required from the institution that owns the image, even if it is in the public domain, particularly images found in licensed databases (like ARTstor). There is often a fee for acquiring permission to publish. When in doubt, consult the University of Miami Libraries Understanding Copyright
Citing Image from Online Source
Edward Steichen. Alfred Stieglitz at "291". Photograph, 1915.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933. (33.43.29)
http://pup.princeton.edu/steichen/stieglitz.html (accessed 4.08.15)