Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016     Views: 345

Unfortunately for us, the APA Manual does not give very good direction on how to specifically cite an image. It does give vague guidelines on page 209 for audiovisual materials, including photos.

You could use a generic website format for most instances where the images are online. So the format would be Author, A. A. (YEAR). Title of image in italics [Photograph]. Retrieved from

Note that the descriptive term Photograph is used in brackets, as is the case with any reference where a descriptive term might be used to clarify the type of source consulted for the reader.

If you are citing a hard copy of an image that is not found in a book, magazine, or other formal medium for publication you should consult with the examples for personal and archival collections found on pages 212-214 of the Manual.

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