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HI, I am wondering how to reference photos (of an artist) on a magazine cover?


I have a front and back cover of a magazine i would like to reference. In both instances there is an artist on the cover.

i cant seem to find any information other than the example;


Rodin, A. 1884-89, Burghers of Calais, photographed by J. Howe, Boston College Fine Arts Department, viewed 3 March 2014, 


of how to reference a photograph.



In this instance, would (Rodin, A.) become the name of the photographer?

Does the location of front/back cover get specified and if so, where?

Does the person in the photograph itself get mentioned?


Thank you

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Hi Ksenia,

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D Litting, 2 years ago

Hi Ksenia,

The Burghers of Calais is an example of a piece of sculpture by Rodin that has then been photographed by someone, so there is probably an extra element to that reference than the one you might be creating.

Your reference would probably have the photographer in the first (author) position, then the year the magazine was created, a name for the picture (possibly Magazine cover if nothing else applies) then the name of the magazine that hosted the photo, then either the co-ordinates for that magazine in print eg: July 2006 or the viewed date and url for online.

Hope this helps, let me know if not


Hi David, if you have the

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Ksenia, 2 years ago

Hi David, if you have the chance please let me know if this is correct and in particular would I include the

"issue no.338"  and/or "Pre-Fall Issue 2015" as well as the date viewed online? 

Thank you !!

Hi Ksenia,

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D Litting, 2 years ago

Hi Ksenia,

This example is a really tricky one because it's kind of two different reference types at the same time and if you choose one you'd italicize magazine cover and if you choose the other you'd italicize i.D magazine. But I had a chat about this to Patrick and we agreed that the primary reference type being discussed here is not a website but a magazine (even though it's online). With that in mind I think your reference is a very good one, only in the magazine reference type you would put 'Magazine cover' as you are treating the cover as you would any other article within a magazine.

Now that's a little different than the advice I gave you initially so apologies for that. Hope this helps,


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