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APA Citation Style Guide (6th): Photographs, Maps & other Images

General Information

To cite a non-textual item, such as a map or photograph, include the resource medium along with the core reference elements. 


Photograph from digital archive

Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with musket, knapsack, and bedroll. (ca. 1861-1865) [Photograph]. Liljenquist family collection (DLC2010650518). Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Retrieved from


Photograph found in book

Lange, D. (1936).& Migrant mother, Nipomo, California [Photograph]. In Dorothea Lange. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966. 


Photograph from a website

Kudzu, D. F. (2005, September 2). Hurricane Katrina, Biloxi [Photograph]. Retrieved from



Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network (Cartographer). (2011, May 8). Recent earthquakes in Pacific Northwest, Seattle region special map. [Earthquake activity map]. Retrieved from