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How to Reference a Photograph in APA

Use the following template to cite a photograph using the APA citation format.  This style guide should work for both digital and analog photographs.  We also provide style guides for the MLA and Chicago styles. To have your bibliography or works cited list automatically made for you, check out our free APA citation generator.

Once you’re finished with your citations, we can also help you with creating an APA title page.

For instructions on how to site a motion picture, please see our APA Film section.

Citing a photograph

APA format structure:

Photographer, A.. (Photographer). (Year, Month Date of Publication). Title of photograph [photograph]. City, State of publication: Publisher/museum.

APA format example:

Roege, W.J. (Photographer). (1938). St. Patrick’s cathedral, fifth avenue from 50th street to 51st street [photograph]. New York, NY: New-York Historical Society.

Citing a photograph retrieved online

APA format structure:

Photographer, A. (Photographer). (Year, Month Date of Publication). Title of photograph [digital image]. Retrieved from URL

APA format example:

Ferraro, A. (Photographer). (2014, April 28). Liberty enlightening the world [digital image]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/afer92/14278571753/in/set-72157644617030616

For more information on how to cite in APA, check out Landmark College and the APA Style Blog.

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