This guide supports Digital Photography students in researching photographers, using primarily electronic resources.
Below you will find four suggested steps for researching your photographer, with links to relevant resources and some directions and tips.
Please don't hesitate to be in touch with me to request assistance with research for this project. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck with your assignment!
Rose Krause, Librarian for Art
Many museums and galleries include information about artists and artworks on their websites. Below are links to museums and galleries that provide substantial information about artists on their websites.
Also try searching the websites of museums and galleries that were listed at the end of the Grove Art entry for your photographer (see Step 1) and in the ArtStor artwork records (see Step 2).
Use the EWU Library catalog to locate electronic articles and books on your photographer. You may find an interview with the photographer or a useful overview of the photographer's work.
Search by photographer name and limit to "Available online". This will allow you to see only content available online. You may also want to limit the language to English. Also use the Format facet to exclude Reviews. See the "How do I search the catalog?" page for instructions. Please contact me for help searching the catalog and accessing resources.
Submit a request for a scan of the entry on your photographer from the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography (2008) and/or the Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography (2006). Both encyclopedias contain extensive entries about photographers, although their entries on current photographers will be limited as both encyclopedias were published before 2010.
To request a scan, click on the title of the publication below to go to the record in the EWU Library Catalog. Navigate to the "Get It" section and click "Request a scan of a chapter or excerpt":
In the next window that opens, click on "ARTICLE/BOOK CHAPTER" in the "Create Request" area:
In the "Title of Article/Title of Chapter" field, enter the name of your photographer:
Be sure to complete all other required (*) fields and then click "Submit". You should receive an email notification to your EWU email when the scan has been uploaded.
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