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How to Cite a Photograph in APA

Citing a photograph


Photographer, F.M. (Photographer). (Year, month date of publication). Title of photograph[photograph]. City, State of publication: Publisher/museum.

Note: This format is for citing images displayed in a museum or institution.

When viewing photographs or other static images in museums, a plaque near the photo will have the information that’s used in the citation.


Cartier-Bresson, H. (Photograph). (1938). Juvisy, France[photograph]. New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art.


Citing a photograph retrieved online


Photographer, F.M. (Photographer). (Year, Month Date of Publication). Title of Photograph [digital image]. Retrieved from URL


Photo - APA

O’Shea, P. (Photographer). (2010, August 29). Rescued hedgehog [digital image]. Retrieved from


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