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Using and Finding Images
Searching for anything on the Web can be rewarding, frustrating, but most of all, time consuming. Below are some sites that can help you find images of animals and people for your curated exhibit. Most importantly, these sites will give you images that are copyright free, so that you have no ethical or legal concerns about their reuse.
AP Images Collection
The Associated Press (AP) Images Collection™ captures the greatest events in history and brings them to life through photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text.
Over two million high-quality images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.
Over two million digital images of art, history, and culture from global museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use.
Burst: Free Stock Photos for Websites and Commercial Use
Good for animals, good for people, not so good for animals and people together. When possible, credit for photos is appreciated.
Search for images you can reuse from a variety of sources - museums, Flickr, etc. You can also search the individual collections, for example, Animal Diversity Web
, and limit the search by image type and size, file size, etc. "You must attribute the creator when you provide material to the public by any means that is restricted by copyright or similar rights. If you are using the material personally but are not making it or any adaptations of it available to others, you do not have to attribute the licensor. Similarly, if you are only distributing the material or adaptations of it within your company or organization, you do not have to comply with the attribution requirement."
Google Advanced Image Search
Type in keywords and then limit your search by image size, type, region, domain, and most importantly, usage rights, so you can find images that are free to use.
Harper's Bazaar Archive (1867 - current)
The complete archives of the US and UK editions of Harper's Bazaar magazine, a fashion, arts, and culture authority from 1867 to the present. Scanned in full color, it features detailed indexing and searchable text. Database Guide
Harper’s Weekly, America's leading 19th century illustrated newspaper, 1857-1912.
Life Magazine Archive
An extensive collection of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning its very first issue in November, 1936 through December, 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Published by Time Inc., the magazine has featured story-telling through documentary photographs and informative captions. Each issue visually and powerfully depicted national and international events and topical stories, providing intimate views of real people and their real life situations.
Copyright free images and videos. You can search by keyword or browse the category: Animals and Humans
. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the contributor or Pixabay is not necessary but is always appreciated.
Freely usable images. Creating an account lets you create collections that let you organize photos you love or want to save for later projects.Has a category for People and Animals
. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.
The full contents of Vogue magazine (US edition) in full color page image, from the first issue in 1892 to the present, with monthly updates for new issues. Database Guide
Vogue Italia Archive (1964 - current)
The complete run of Vogue Italia – one of the most influential and renowned international editions of Vogue – from its launch in 1964 to the present. Recognized as the least commercial and most artistic edition, it has a tradition of innovation and bold treatment of current issues and events. Vogue Italia’s appeal and influence is international, with almost half of its print issues typically being sold outside of Italy. Database Guide