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Here you can access helpful catalogue searches, where we've completed some of the first steps to get you started in your searching

Techniques 

Recently published resources about digital photography techniques

Photography 

Ebooks broadly related to photography as a subject

Philosophy 

Resources related to the philosophy of photography

Browse the photography collection

The National Portrait Gallery's growing collection of around 3500 works includes thousands of photographic portraits of individuals who have influenced or contributed to the shaping of Australia as a nation and a society.

Head to the gallery, then filter results by medium: photography


Sydney Living Museums

Paintings, drawings and photographs from the museums' collections, including the forensic photography archive at the Justice & Police Museum.


Getty Archive

The Getty Research Institute – Photography archive. Over two million photographs, focusing on western art, architecture, and decorative arts.


Burns Archive

Archive of historic, early medical photography. Including forgotten, unseen and disquieting aspects of history.


NY Public Library

Presenting more than 30,000 digitised images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923.


Trove – Australia in Pictures

Over 350,000 images hosted by the National Library of Australia, but built on the collections of thousands of organisations and individuals.


Flickr Commons

The world's public photo archives.


NASA – Visible Earth

A catalogue of NASA images and animations of our home planet


Wiki Commons

Images from Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.


New Old Stock

Vintage photos from the public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions.

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