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History of Photography: Home

Resources for researching the history of photography

General Resources

Online resources for journal articles and citations

Art and art-related sources

Online resources for journal articles and citations

Important Journals

Aperture
Library: The years 1952-present are shelved in Restricted Access in the Art Library. The Library has a current subscription for this journal.
Online Access: The years 1959-1984 are accessible via Art Retrospective, the years 1984-current are accessible via ArtFull Text

British Journal of Photography
Library: The years 1921-2011 are shelved alphabetically among the journals on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.
Online Access: The years 1979-1984 are accessible via Art Retrospective, the years 1984-current are accessible via ArtFull Text 

Camera Work
Library: The years 1903-1917 (reprinted facsimilies) are shelved alphabetically among the journals in the Art Library.
Online Access: The years 1903-1912 are accessible online via the Hathi Trust Digital Library http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/003959332

History of Photography
Library: The years 1977-present are shelved alphabetically among the journals in the Art Library. The Library has a current subscription for this journal.
Online Access: The years 2010-current are accessible online via Taylor & Francis Online http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/thph20

Important Reference Books

Hannavy, J. Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography. (Art Reference, FOLIO TR9.H25 2008)

Warren, L. Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography. (Art Reference, FOLIO TR642.E5 2006)

Stroebel, L., and Zaika, R. The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography. (Art Reference , TR9.F6 1993)

Eskind, A., et al. International Photography: George Eastman House Index to Photographers, Collections, and Exhibitions. (Art Reference TR12.I54 1998)

Important Books

The following books provide an overview of the history of photography and may serve as a starting point for research.

 

Hirsch, R. Seizing the light: a Social History of Photography. (Art Library TR15 .H557 2009)

Marien, M. Photography: a Cultural History. (Art Library Oversize FOLIO TR15 .M273 2011)

Newhall, B. The History of Photography: from 1839 to the present. (Art Library Oversize FOLIO TR15 .N47 1982)

Rosenblum, N. A World History of Photography. (Art Library Oversize FOLIO TR15 .R67 1989)

Web Resources

Evaluating Information

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Evaluating your sources

Authority - Find out who's telling you the information, an expert or scholar?

Source - Who's the publisher or entity responsible for presenting the information?

Coverage - Is it scholarly or popular? Who's the intended audience? (Check the vocabulary, language and tone.) What's the depth/scope?

Accuracy - Are the facts, names, dates, etc correct?

Objectivity - Is there a bias or particular viewpoint?

Date - Is it recent? (Is that relevant?)

Subject Guide

Creator credit

This guide was created by Brad Ferrier.