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ART 150 - Introduction to Photography

Use this guide to help find books and information on the history of photography.

Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, born United States, 1962. "Untitled, Winter (Bed of Roses)," 2005

Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie, born United States, 1961. "Nick", 2003


Please visit the library's Citation Guide for information about documentation in APA and MLA. 

Citing a Photograph

This information comes from the Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide.

A Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph

Include the artist's name. Give the title of the artwork in italics. Provide the date of composition. If the date of composition is unknown, place the abbreviation n.d. in place of the date. Name the medium of the piece, and finally, provide the name of the institution that houses the artwork followed by the location of the institution.

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid.

For photographic reproductions of artwork (e.g. images of artwork in a book), cite the bibliographic information as above followed by the information for the source in which the photograph appears, including page or reference numbers (plate, figure, etc.).

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800. Museo del Prado, Madrid. Gardener's Art Through the Ages. 10th ed. By Richard G. Tansey and Fred S. Kleiner. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace. 939. Print.

For artwork in an online format, consult “An Image (Including a Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph)” by following the link Works Cited: Electronic Sources at the bottom of this page.


Avoiding Plagiarism

STCC Student Handbook Code of Conduct defines plagiarism as, "Includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials. This would also include material that is obtained from the computer."

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