Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2020     Views: 86044

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 including 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.  EasyBib also has examples of how to cite photographs.

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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For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (Campus Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online Students) for assistance with citing websites in Chicago style.

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

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