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Photography   Tags: art, contemporary art, image, modern art, photography  

Selected resources on photography addressing questions raised by this medium and the many strands of its development using the Visual Arts Library's books, periodicals, databases, and the World Wide Web.
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Search our Catalog for books, movies, magazines and more in the library

Databases - find millions of  articles and images using our e-resources

Research Tools - get help doing research, citing sources and more

 

Browse Books

The books in the library are arranged by topic using Library of Congress classification system. Here are a few call number ranges to explore:

TR1-1050       Photography
TR510-545    Color photography
TR624-835     Applied photography
TR845-899     Cinematography
TR925-1050   Photomechanical processes

 

Subject Search

For Subject searches try:

Photography --History.
Photography --History and criticism.
Photographic criticism.
Photography --Philosophy.

Photography, Artistic --Exhibitions.

To do Keyword searches, you can either use add terms or use phrases.

Searching for Photographic criticism?

Test out photographic AND criticism or "photographic criticism" as searches and see what you can find.

 

Browse Images

The Library's Picture Collection contains more than 100,000 images clipped from magazines and other sources and filed alphabetically according to subject. Up to 50 pictures (10 per subject) may be checked out of the library.

Picture Collection Subject Headings

Another place to take a gander is our electronic resources, which includes:

AP Images
ARTstor

NYPL Digital Gallery

And don't forget the Visual Resources Center.

Approximately 165,000 slides, as well as, a growing collection of digital images can be found here. The Center is open to students weekdays between 3 - 5:00 pm.

Periodicals

A number of magazines and journals on photography are available at the Visual Arts Library. Also for articles on photography, you may want to start with indices such as JSTOR, Academic Search Elite & Vogue Archive or peruse a few serials below.

 

History

Looking for books tracing the origins and progression of photography from its humble beginnings in daguerreotypes to the gradual mastering of photographic portraits, techniques, and negatives.

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Suggest a Purchase

If you would like to request that the Library purchase a book or DVD for the collection please email the following information:

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