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Finding Images : Publish Images

This guide will show you how to find images for coursework, teaching and/or publication.

Seek Permissions

  • ADAGP is the French collective rights management society in the field of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia, etc.). It represents almost 100,000 authors.
  • Archivision is a stock photo library specializing in the history of worldwide architecture, landscape architecture, public art and design.
  • Art Resource is the world's largest fine art stock photo archive, with more tha 500,000 searchable fine arts images from the world's leading sources, available for licensing to all media.
  • Artists Rights Society (ARS) is the preeminent copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists in the United States.  Founded in1987, ARS represents intellectual property rights interests of over 50,000 visual artists and estates of visual artists from around the world (painters, sculptors, photographersm architects and others).
  • Corbis is a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography, illustration, footage, fonts, creative merchandise, and entertainment licensing and rights representation services. Now a part of Getty Images.
  • Scala Archives is the largest and most prestigious fine art image archive worldwide. Transparencies and high resolution digital files of works of art from all over the world, covering every age and every field of visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, archaeology, the ancient & the modern world, decorative arts, photography, design, fashion etc.) are available for licensing to all media.
  • Scholars Resource is an extensive resource of over 116,000 images provides comprehensive coverage of works of art essential for teaching Ancient Art, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Non-Western, Early Christian, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Nineteenth Century, Impressionism, American Art, Art of the Americas and Contemporary Art and Architecture.

Open Access Images

Information on the use of digital and photographic reproductions from the Smithsonian collections.

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.

Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.

a database of over 40 million freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute

Fair Use

ARTstor partners with several institutions to make digital images freely available for use in academic publications and elsewhere. More information is available on ARTstor's collaboration page.