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Do you quote, italicize, or bold the title of a photograph in an MLA formatted essay?

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ra-ra-ga-ga122 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 14, 2013 at 12:05 AM via web

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Do you quote, italicize, or bold the title of a photograph in an MLA formatted essay?

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 14, 2013 at 12:41 AM (Answer #1)

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When citing a photograph, you italicize the title.  You should include the following information in this order:  name of photographer, title of photograph, date of composition, name of institute that houses the work, and then the name of the city where the institute is located. 

Example:  Riddle, Tom. Magic Donut. 2004. Museum of Magical History. London.

You can also use this same format for citing paintings and sculptures.

If your image comes from an online source, then the format changes a little:  Name of artist, title of work, medium of work, and then include the information for the website and the date accessed.

Example:  Riddle, Tom. Magic Donut.  Photograph. Photobuzz. Digimedia, 2004. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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