Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2018     Views: 416

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.


The basic format is:

Author Last Name, First initial. (Year). Title of image (in italics) [Type of Document]. Retrieved from



Rodin, A. (1902). The Thinker [Photograph of Sculpture]. Retrieved from

Note: 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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