QUESTION: I am having trouble citing and referencing photos. If I have used a photo from the web, how do I reference it and cite it?? Is there a reference for digital media that is a photo?? Does MLA have standards to use web photos?? If you do not know the actual artist or photographer, how exactly to you cite this on the reference page??
This is the link to one of the photos that I am looking for: http://mattdtperfourus.blogspot.com/2011/03/lad-37-brown-v-board-of-education.html
First, I would suggest doing a search to locate the photos somewhere else. You may then have access to the photographer’s name, title of the photograph, and the date which certainly is preferred. (A quick search on GOOGLE for the photo comes up with many valid sites). You could also contact the blog writer and request the information. It is very important to do a thorough search for this information.
There is a specific MLA guideline in citing references without a title that is very rarely used or needed. The guideline states, if no title is present, you need to create a brief, descriptive title. For this photo: Children at Desks
Your reference for this photo:
Children at Desks. 2012. Matt’s Dustpan World. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.
Again, I strongly urge you to search for the photograph elsewhere in order to locate more valid information.