Photo Credit Format Apa Bibliography

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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, Chicago, and Turabian 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

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

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Glossary of Selected Terms


A short review or description of what you are citing.

Date Accessed

When an online work was viewed.

Electronically Published

When content was published online or electronically. This date is not always present on a webpage.

Place of Publication

Location of the publisher. Depending on the source or style, you may or may not need to know the city, state, or country.


Company, individual, or entity that helped get a work published or distributed.


Letters/Abbreviations at the end of a name that tells us more about an individual. For example, Jr. (junior), III (third in family with a name), Esq. (esquire), etc.


Name given to a source that identifies it.


Link or address of a webpage. One example is


How a source or content piece was distributed or presented. Here is one example: E-book: Other - PDF, CSV, Word Doc, etc.


Someone or an organization that helped produce a certain work. For example, a film director, dance choreographer, orchestra conductor, etc.


Creator (often writer) of a piece such as a book, script, play, article, podcast, comic, etc.

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