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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 SVA Library's books, periodicals, databases, and the Internet. 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:


Communication Arts

National Geographic 


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:


A number of magazines and journals on photography are in our collection at the library. Here is a sampling:

Women Photographers

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


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.'


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


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

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