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General sites


Art History Resources: Photography (Sweet Briar College)
Comprehensive list of sites devoted to photography, including the great masters of photography, individual photographers (A-Z), specific time periods, types of photography, and also organizations, journals, and museums and digital collections online.

Artcyclopedia: Photographers
Browse or search a database of over 7,500 artists by Medium (Photographers), movement, subject, or nationality. Includes lists of exhibitions, articles, websites, and images online. Features monthly articles, art headlines worldwide, and a link to museums worldwide.

Bubl Link: Photography and Photographs
Includes general resources, techniques, procedures, apparatus, equipment, materials, special kinds of photography, and photograph collections.

A History of Photography
Dr. Robert Leggat’s scholarly site covers the history of photography from its beginnings until the 1920's. Contains a survey of photographyhistory, processes, styles, movements, and significant photographers. Contains an index of significant artists, extensive bibliography, and links to selected museums.

Search over 300,000 images from ICP (International Center of Photography) and the George Eastman House.

PhotoForum List of Websites

The world's leading annual photography fair.

Contemporary photography fair in Berlin.




The American Museum of Photography
Award-winning web site featuring current and past museum exhibitions with many online images. Links to the Research Center provide information about early photographic processes, preservation, care of photographs, photography resources on the Internet, as well as recommended photography book titles from the bookshop.

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
Collection features more than 60,000 works by over 2,000 photographers including Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo,etc. Besides original photographs, the archives contain negatives, work prints, contact sheets, and correspondence. Links to current and past exhibitions, collections, archives, and educational resources.

George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film
Collection focuses on the art and influence of photography and motion pictures in the last 150 years. Links to the "Photography, Technology, and Motion Picture" collections, current exhibitions and film series, photography timeline, and research library.

International Center of Photography (ICP)
Museum and school of photography focusing on the impact of photography on contemporary culture. Links to exhibitions, library, educational resources, and programs. The collection's main emphasis is photojournalism and documentary photography. Important archival holdings include the Robert and Cornell Capa Collections, the Roman Vishniac, and Weegee Archives.

MoPA: Museum of Photographic Arts
Founded in 1983 in San Diego, California, the Museum of Photographic Arts is dedicated exclusively to photography, featuring the work of internationally acclaimed photographers and cinematographers. Holdings currently include more than 4,000 photographs covering the history of photography. There is access to a selected number of museum holdings online. The museumholds about six exhibitions a year, featuring topics such as daguerreotypesfrom the 19th century to works by contemporary photojournalists.

UCR (California Museum of Photography)
The California Museum of Photography is an off-campus department of theUniversity of California, Riverside. Its main focus is the connection between photography and society. The web site has numerous online exhibitions and links to photographer’s web pages. Sections include exhibitions, collections, and photographers.
Bi-monthly guide to USA exhibitions, private dealers, and resources. Includes calendar of events, NYC maps and illustrated advertising from galleries, private dealers, and institutions worldwide.


Photography Collections


Aperture Foundation
Links to the magazine, books, exhibitions, events, portfolios limited ed. photographs. Browse the ONLINE GALLERY for contemporary photographers.

Heritage Photographs
Heritage Photographs is a commercial site specializing in vintage photographs and image reproductions. There are sections with images of vintage automobiles, women’s and men’s fashion, occupations, houses, children and toys, Civil Warera, illustrations, and clip art. Images have all been digitally restoredand can be purchased online.

Hulton Archive
One of the largest collections of photography and illustrations in the world, this archive is a fusion of the acquisitions of the Hulton Getty and Archive Photos in New York. Online access to over 230,000 images.

Library of Congress

American Memory: Historical Collections from the National Digital Library
Major component of the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program. Contains several multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, and moving pictures. There are currently more than 70 collections inthe American Memory Archives, including Civil War photographs, 1861-65; Daguerreotypes, 1839-64; Detroit Publishing Company'sTurn-of-the-Century photographs, 1880-1920; Great Depression to World War II Photographs, 1935-45; Panoramic Photographs, ca. 1851-1991; photographs of California and Nevada, mid-nineteenth century; photographs of American cowboys, 1905-15; photographs taken by the Wright Brothers of aviation experiments, etc. Searches by subject, format, division, or chronological period.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (UK)
Photography from its early developments to the present, covering artistic, documentary photography, as well as advertising. Important nineteenth century holdings include The Talbot Collection, Roger Fenton, Lewis Carroll, and George Washington Wilson. Commercial formats include cartes-de-visite, cabinet and stereo cards, prison portraits, and topographic albums. Among prominent twentieth-century photographers are Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston. The contemporary documentary and fine art collection includes Graham Smith, Paul Graham, Cornelia Parker, Lucinda Devlin, and Hannah Starkey among others. The archives may be searched through “Insight” where there is also access to downloadable research material related to the collection.

National Archives and Records Administration - Online Exhibit Hall
NARA is a federal agency with the mission of preserving the nation’s history. The Exhibit Hall section online features exhibits such as “Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives”, “American Originals: Treasures of America I and II”, “Powers of Persuasion, Posters from WorldWar II”, and more.

New York Public Library Photography Collection
The New York Public Library Center for the Humanities, Division of Art, Prints and Photographs has over 200,000 original photographic prints representing worldwide photographers and photography history of over 150 years. The historical collection includes the Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views, the Spalding Baseball Collection, the Pageant of America Collection, and major collections by Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, and Dorothea Lange among others. Photographs may be accessed through CATNYP, the online catalog. Includes several online exhibitions.

Helios Photography Online (The Smithsonian American Art Museum - Photography Collection)
The collection includes the work of Aaron Siskind, Diane Arbus, and Irving Penn among others. The nineteenth-century collection includes photographs by African American and Latino artists. This is an important site for the study of American photography. Online exhibits include the following collections: The First Century of American Photographs (over 175 daguerreotypes including audiocommentary); Contemporary American Landscape Photography (over 90 works by39 artists featuring landscapes from stunning panoramas to nuclear waste sites); American Daguerreotypes (portraits, landscapes, and occupational daguerreotypes). It also includes a section devoted to exhibits in new media.


Photography Book Publishers and Vendors


Andrew Cahan: Bookseller Ltd.


Carl Mautz Publishing

Chronicle Books

Dawson's Book Shop

Pawprint Books

* photo-eye books & prints online (bookstore, galleries, auctions, magazine)

Twin Palms Publishers and Twelvetrees Press