In the preface to the book Art and Photography, David Campany writes, Photography in art is ... diverse. It is made by many practioners with a range of artistic identities: 'art photographers', 'artists', 'photographic artists', 'artists using photography' and 'photographers'.
Hieferman, M.2012, Photography changes everything, Aperture Foundation with the Smithsonian Institution, New York.
If you are a TCE Photography student, before you commence your research please visit the following link for information on referencing requirements at this level.
In a highly visual subject such as photography you are often looking for that "something" that will give you an idea or set you off on your own path of discovery. While not the most efficient way for carrying-out research, under many circumstances browsing the shelves may bring you the results that you want. The following Dewey Numbers will help if this is the case.
- Photography - 770
- History of photography - 770.9
- Photographers 770.92
- Australian photographers - 770.920994
- Techniques - Tips on how to take better photographs - 771
- Digital photography - 775
- Photography of specific subjects (e.g. animals, architecture, children_ - 778.9
The Library catalogue is a powerful searching tool. Use a basic keyword search to get quickly to the resources you will find on the shelves. Enter the name of the photographer or style of photograph you are looking for. For example:
You can search for individual photographers by either:
- Searching by surname, followed by the christian name or intial(s) in the subject, e.g. Moffatt, Tracey
- Entering the artists exact name into a keyword search, e.g. Diane Arbus
The following subjects will also help locate more material on the Library's shelves.
These are only some of the books you can use for your research.
History and cultural aspects of photography
- How to read a photograph: understanding, interpreting great photographs by Ian Jeffrey
- The Nature of photographs: a primer by Stephen Shore
- A New history of photography edited by Michel Frizot
- The Photograph by Graham Clarke [From the Oxford History of Art series]
- Photography: a cultural history by Mary Warner Marian
- Art and photography edited by David Campany
- Art photography now a revised and expanded edition by Susan Bright
- Ph: New perspectives in photography
- Seduced by art: photography past and present by Hope Kingsley with contributions by Christopher Riopelle.
- Talk about contemporary photography by Elisabeth Couturier
Don't forget to log in to the Library's Britannica Online. Many of the images in this database may be used for your research and you will not have to worry about infringing copyright if you use them in your assignments. Britannica Online also constructs the Harvard citation for each image you use, which must be included in your reference list.
Online dictionary for Australian art & design:
- Design and Art Australia Online (DAAO). Design and Art Australia Online (DAAO) is a collaborative e-Research tool built upon the foundations of the Dictionary of Australian Artists Online. DAAO is an open source freely accessible scholarly e-Research tool that presents biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
- Digital Dictionary: a glossary of photographic terms. 'This Digital Dictionary is on hand for whenever you come accross a photographic term you don't understand. Refer to it often and you will quickly master the "language" of digital photography, particularly useful when reading magazines or learning editing programs.
Online video resources
Tips & Techniques
Websites - History of Photography
- The American Museum of Photography
- The Daguerreian Society
- Masters of Photography
- The Technology of Photographic Imaging
Websites - International
The Aperture Foundation. Aperture, is a not-for-profit foundation, that connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.
The International Centre for Photography. The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms
Magnum Foundation. Magnum Photos is a photographic cooperative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer members. With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The National History Museum and the BBC co-sponsor the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography.
World Press Photo. "We exist to inspire understanding of the world through quality photojournalism."
Websites - Australian
- Art Gallery of N.S.W. Education kit to support the 2014 exhibition: Australian vernacular photography
- Australian Centre for Photography
- The Australian Institute of Professional Photography
- Colour my world: handcoloured Australian photography. This links to an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Australia 3 April - 20 September 2015.
- National Gallery of Australia - Photography
- Photoweb: photography
Individual Australian Photographers
The Library has many more books on Australian photography and photographers. Follow the advice at the beginning of this pathfinder on how to locate this material on the Library shelves.
Robert Billington (1954- )
Library resources: Robert Billington
Web resources: Robert Billington's website
Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953)
Library resources: Harold Cazneaux
Web resources: Australian Government's Australian stories: Harold Cazneaux
Olive Cotton (1911-2003)
Library resources: Olive Cotton
Web resources: Australian Government's Australian stories: Olive Cotton
Max Dupain (1911-1992)
Library resources: Max Dupain
Web resources: Australian Government's Australian stories: Max Dupain
Sue Ford (1943-2009)
Library resources: Sue Ford
Web resources: ABC Art Nation: Sue Ford (7:02 min.) posted 2011.
Bill Henson (1955- )
Library resources: Bill Henson
Web resources: Profile and list of works from the Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: Bill Henson
Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Library resources: Frank Hurley
Web resources: Australian Government's Australian stories: Frank Hurley
Rosemary Laing (1959- )
Library resources: Rosemary Laing
Web resource: Rosemary Laing at the Art Gallery of N.S.W.
Web resource: The Unquiet landscape of Rosemary Laing: Education Resource Kit - University of Queensland
Tracey Moffatt (1960- )
Library resources: Tracey Moffat
Tracey Moffatt was the Australian representative at the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017. The exhibition, My Horizon, was curated by Natalie King, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.
David Moore (1927-2003)
Library resources: David Moore
Web resources: David Moore Photography
The Library has many more books on International photography and photographers. Follow the advice at the beginning of this pathfinder on how to locate this material on the Library shelves.
Ansel Adams (1902-1984)
Library resources: Ansel Adams
Web resources: The Ansel Adams Gallery
Diane Arbus ( 1923-1971)
Library resources: Diane Arbus
Web resources: Diane Arbus: Biography & photo library from AtGet Photography
Roger Ballen (1950- )
Library resources: Roger Ballen
Web resources: Roger Ballen Photography
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004)
Library resources: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Web resources: Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson
Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976)
Library resources: Imogen Cunningham
Web resources: Imogen Cunningham Trust
Andre Kertesz (1894-1985)
Library resources: Andre Kertesz
Web resources: Andre Kertesz: Biography & photolibrary from AtGet Photography
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)
Library resources: Dorothea Lange
Web resources: The J. Paul Getty Museum: Dorothea Lange's documentary photographs. Includes a 4:31 YouTube clip
Annie Leibovitz (1949- )
Library resources: Annie Leibovitz
Web resources: Annie Leibovitz on artnet
Man Ray (1890-1976)
Library resources: Man Ray
Wall, Jeff (1946- )
Library resources: Jeff Wall
Web resources: MoMA - Jeff Wall: In his own words
Edward Weston (1886-1958)
Library resources: Edward Weston
Web resources: Edward Weston website