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Photography: researching its history, processes, and photographers: Images

Featured resource: ARTstor

ARTstor collections are comprised of contributions from museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives. ARTstor includes many photographic collections, such as 80,000+ images from the Magnum Photos and 16,000+ images from MOMA's Exhibition Installation Photograph Collection among others.


ARTstor's Online Image Viewer (OIV), which can be downloaded from within the ARTstor site, is a good alternative to PowerPoint.  It can be used to present ARTstor images; it can also incorporate images from other sources.  

Featured resource: Google Images

Google Images can be an extraordinarily rich source of photographic images.  It can be searched by entering text or by clicking the camera icon and dragging an image into the box to search for similar images.

As with all internet searches, be wary of poor quality, inaccuracy, misidentification, and copyright concerns.

Suggested guide to further image resources

Consult the following Library Guide for further information on finding, citing, managing, and using images.

Selected museum, library, and academic websites with photographic images

Commercial, government, and news/journalism websites featuring photographic images

Journalism and editorial agencies

VII | www.viiphoto.com
Associated Press | www.ap.org
Blackstar | www.blackstar.com
Contact Press Images | www.contactpressimages.com
Corbis | pro.corbis.com/splash.aspx
Eyepress News Services | www.eyepress.com
The Image Works | www.theimageworks.com
IPNStock (Independent Photography Network) | http://www.ipnstock.com/faq.shtml​
Magnum | www.magnumphotos.com
Polaris | www.polarisimages.com
Pressphotos Agency | www.pressphotos.net
Retna | www.retna.com
Reuters Pictures | about.reuters.com/pictures