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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

ARTH 304 - History of Photography


This section offers a starting point for research for your Photograph Recreation project.

Please contact me via email or message me through Canvas for additional resource suggestions.

Best of luck with your assignment!

Rose Krause, Librarian for Art

Step 1 - Search in Grove Art (Oxford Art Online)

  • Search for your photographer's name to see if there is an entry in Grove Art.
  • Use the PDF icon in the upper right area of the window to export a copy of the entry.
  • Use the bibliography and publications list at the end of the entry to identify additional sources of information.
  • Use the External Resources section at the end of the entry to link to works by the artist in museum and gallery online collection databases and catalogs.  **Note:  When I was using these links, I frequently encountered "Page Not Found" (404) errors.  You may need to search the museum or gallery website to locate the information that was linked.

Step 2 - Request a Scan from Photography Enclyclopedias

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.

Locating Resources for Context

The best place to look for additional resources in order to build context is through the EWU Library Catalog, which contains scholarly journal articles, as well as books.

Consult the Art Research Guide for general information about how to search and obtain access to resources.

Please contact me if you have questions about how to search and obtain access to resources specifically about your photographer.