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American Museum of Photography
Take a guided tour, browse the collection, learn about early photographic processes, visit the museum bookstore, or browse the special exhibits. The photographs are selected from museum director William Becker's private collection.
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession’s highest ethical standards and practices.
California Museum of Photography
The museum's explorations of photographic media through exhibition, collection, publication, and the web examine the history of photography and showcase current practice in photography and related media.
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
We lead through practice and programs in the interpretation of photographic and motion picture heritage. We strive to inspire widespread recognition of how the media we collect, preserve, and understand broaden and enrich life.
Griffin Museum of Photography
Griffin Museum, a 501 (c)(3) public charity, is the embodiment of founder Arthur Griffin’s passion — to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact.
International Photography of Fame and Museum
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum honors those who have made great contributions to the field of photography and preserves historic photographs and cameras to share with the world.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) is the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive commitment to the medium of photography. By presenting projects and exhibitions that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies, the Museum strives to communicate the value and significance of photographic images as expressions of human thought, imagination, and creativity.
Internet Sites for Photography
American Photography : A Century of Images
A history of U.S. society, culture, and politics as seen through photographers' eyes. Covers art, photography and war, digital truth, presidential imagemaking, persuasion, social change, and cultural identity.
The Daguerreian Society brings together people from all over the world who are united by a common interest in the history of photography.
Dawn's Early Light: The First 50 Years of American Photography
Cornell University exhibit with information about the history of photography in America.
Freeze Frame : Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion
Expatriate Englishman Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904), a brilliant and eccentric photographer, gained worldwide fame photographing animal and human movement imperceptible to the human eye.
Getty Research Institute
Dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts through the J. Paul Getty Museum. There are multiple digital collections.
Google Art Project
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Harry Ransom Center Photography Collection
The Harry Ransom Center advances the study of the arts and humanities by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible original cultural materials. With extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, photography, film, art, andthe performing arts, the Center supports research through symposia and fellowships and provides education and enrichment for scholars, students, and the public through exhibitions and programs
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs
The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship.
Life Photo Archive
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
National Geographic Photography
Features the work of National Geographic photographers including photo galleries that can be browsed by topic, photographer tips and guides, photographer biographers, ask-a-photographer and other features.
Visual Arts Data Service
VADS is the online resource for visual arts. It has provided services to the academic community for 12 years and has built up a considerable portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK.