Example APA Style: Photo/ Image

When referring to a photo or image according to the APA Style, the source in the reference list will be recorded in the same way as the one for a normal internet source. Behind the title of the source you have to add that the source is a photo/image in square brackets.

If the name of the photographer/ artist is unknown, you look to see if the photo is published on a website from an organization. If so, you can assume that the organization is the creator. If not, you can use the title of the photo/image for the name of the creator. If the title is unknown, you give a short description in squared brackets.

There are different apa rules if you would like to cite a movie in apa instead of an image.

See the following examples if you miss data:

Photo, image
APA-formatPhotographerName, Initials. (Year, Month Day). TitlePhoto [Photograph/Illustration]. Retrieved from http://WebAddress
In reference listStanmeyer, J. (2014, February 26). World Press Photo 2014 [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2014/contemporary-issues/john-stanmeyer
In the text
  • The picture above (Stanmeyer, 2014) shows playful exposure of … .
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