How to Cite a Photograph in MLA 7

Photograph – An image produced by a camera.


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1. Choose Source Type

 

Citing a photograph displayed in a museum or institution

Structure:

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

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Museum/collection: Where the photo is taken
City: City where the photo is located

 

Example:

Cartier-Bresson, Henri. Juvisy, France. 1938. Photograph. The Museum of Modern Art, New York City.


Citing a photograph from a book

Structure:

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

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Example:

Bennett, Peter. Antique Shop, East Village. New York City: A Photogenic Portrait. Massachusetts: Twin Lights, 2004. 8. Print.


Citing a photograph found on a website

Structure:

Last, First M. Photograph Title. Year Created. Photograph. Museum/Institution, Location. Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Citing a photograph found on a website

Note: When citing sources reproduced online from their original versions, it is not necessary to include online information such as the website publisher or the date of electronic publication.
Note: This is the day that you found the image.

Example:

Cartier-Bresson, Henri. Juvisy, France. 1938. The Museum of Modern Art, New York City. MoMa. Web. 24 June 2010.


Citing a photograph from a database

Structure:

Last, First M. Photograph Title. Year Created. Photograph. Museum/Institution, Location. Database Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

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Collection/Museum and City: N/A
Data Accessed: This is the day that you found the image.

Example:

Freed, Leonard. Holidaymaker Stuck in Traffic Jam. 1965. ARTstor. Web. 1 July 2010.


Citing a digital image

Digital Image – A picture which can be viewed electronically by a computer.

 

Structure:

Last, First M. Title of Work. Digital Image. Website Title. Website Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Image search: Do not cite the search engine where the image is found, but the website of the image the search engine indexes.

 

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Data Accessed: This is the day that you found the image.

Example:

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


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