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According to the Chicago Many of Style (17th ed.) information about the image, whether it is a photograph, painting, or other work of art, can be presented in the text and not in a note or bibliography.  However, if a citation is required, citing an image in Chicago style requires you to include much of the same information you would include in citing a print resource like author(s)/editor(s), title of image, and publication date. Chicago style dictates a different citation format depending on whether the image is from an electronic resource or published photograph.  For more information please visit: 14.235: Citing paintings, photographs, and sculpture

If the image is from an electronic resource


1. Author First Name/Initial Surname, Image Title, Year, medium, size, Museum or place image is, Location, URL.

Bibliography (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines): 

Author Surname, First Name or Initial. Image Title. Year. Medium. size. Museum or place image is, Location, URL. 

If the image is a published photograph


1. Author First Name/Initial Surname, Photograph Title, Year Photo was Taken (if provided), in Book Title (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), page or plate #.


Author Surname, First Name or Initial. Photograph Title. Year Photo was Taken (if provided). In Book Title. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year, page or plate #.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite sources in your class assignments and projects.

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