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Photography: Home

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. Originally created by Lori Salmon.

Online Publications in Our Databases

Flipster is a great tool for reading publications online and through their app. Current issues and an archive of back issues are available for the following photography related publications:

Aperture  

Communication Arts

National Geographic 

TIME

The New York Times is also fully accessible as an SVA affiliated student or faculty member. This link aggregates all photography content from the NYTIMES. 

Check out the databases below for lots of articles, reviews and essays on photography.  

Browse Images

If your looking for images you can search our databases and other online archives listed below:

Periodicals

A number of magazines and journals on photography are in our collection at the library. However, due to COVID-19 limitations, periodicals are not browsable. Please contact a librarian via chat or here if you are looking for a particular article. 

Women Photographers

Women have made significant contributions to photography since its inception.  Here are some photography books by women in our collection: 

Ebooks

Here are a few available ebooks from Proquest. There are many more in the Proquest ebook library about photography, photographers and many related topics. Enter your search terms on the site's search bar and discover different titles on demand. Once you input a search, make sure to tick off the option "Owned and subscribed to by my library" on the left hand side's delimiter table under 'Book Status.'

History

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

Criticism

Various titles with collections of essays, reviews, and lectures.

Suggest a Purchase

Use our Purchase Request Form to request library materials for purchase.

New York New York

From iconic landmarks like the Flatiron Building and Times Square to the visual poetry of New York City's streets and skyline...

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