MA Photography

Meet your Librarian – Amy Straker

About Amy

Amy Straker is the Subject Librarian responsible for Yr 0 and taught Postgraduate courses. She studied English Literature and American Studies at undergraduate level in York, and Library and Information Studies at postgraduate level at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

How Can I Help You?

You can book one to one tutorials with me to help you with your research or referencing, please contact me via email or you can drop into the library office (DS103) to have a chat!

As a team, we also provide research and referencing drop in sessions to assist you in the run up to written work hand-ins, keep an eye on Instagram (@nualibrary) for times and dates.

Print Books

Photography books

Photography books are shelved at Dewey Decimal number 758.

Find out how to search for books on Discovery, the Library catalogue, here

With the exception of short loan books, everything can be borrowed for three weeks. The collection is broken down into more specific subject areas like this:

  • Main collection
  • Photography (General theory/Aesthetics): 758
  • Photojournalism: 758.12
  • Techniques: 758.3
  • Fashion Photography: 758.43
  • Photographers A-Z by last name: 758.7
  • OTHER USEFUL AREAS TO NOTE
  • Fine Artists A-Z by last name: 730
  • Exhibitions and curating: 702.58 & 708
  • Academic writing: 808
Useful Sources of Information

Reading lists

Here are the reading lists set for each unit of your study, these will provide links to the resources that your tutors wish you to look at.

 

Online Resources

As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research. These can be really useful for finding information for reports and essays.

Useful Online Resources for MA Photography:

E-Books
Access: On and Off-campus

VLeBooks

BA ActingBA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsBA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Fine ArtBA Games Art and DesignBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignBA VFXBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA FashionMA Fine ArtMA GamesMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts EnterpriseMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

You can find e-books specifically bought for NUA students on VLeBooks.

TV, Video and Sound
Access: On and Off-campus

Box of Broadcasts

BA ActingBA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsBA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignBA VFXBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA FashionMA Fine ArtMA GamesMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts EnterpriseMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

BoB is an up to date television streaming service available to all students and staff. BoB allows you to view recently aired programmes from over 65 channels and there is a searchable archive of 2 million broadcasts. You can also record programmes aired in the last 30 days which will be stored on the service permanently, meaning you can watch them again and again. Best of all, you do not need a TV license to use this service.

This service is not available outside of the UK. You will need to register with BoB when you first try and access it.

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

Art & Architecture Source

BA ArchitectureBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Fine ArtBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA Fine ArtMA Moving Image and SoundMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

Search here for articles from a variety of subjects including Art and Art History; Architecture; Graphics; Interior Design; Decorative Art; Commercial Art; and Film, TV and video.

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

Art, Design and Architecture Collection

BA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignMA Communication DesignMA Fine ArtMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

Search here for results from current publications in the fields of visual and applied arts. You can find material on Modern and Contemporary Art, Artists, and Movements; Architecture; Design; Crafts; Photography; and Art History.

Maps and Images
Access: Free Online

Wellcome Images

BA Design for PublishingBA Fine ArtBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA PhotographyMA Communication DesignMA Fine ArtMA Photography

Free low and high-res historical images from the Wellcome Library collections, including Tibetan Buddhist paintings, ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves, beautifully illuminated Persian books, and many detailed medical photographs inspiring in shape, colour and texture. Images free to reuse with attribution.

Publications

Journals and magazines cannot be taken out on loan, but you are welcome to browse the latest issues and back copies held on the first floor of the Library.

Journals and magazines are a valuable source of visual and written material to help you in your research. It’s a good idea to get to know the titles related to your course because:

  • They are up to date.
  • Often the material in them covers contemporary activity and news.
  • Young animators and designers will be covered in journals long before they are covered by books.

 

Below you will find a small selection of magazines and journals related to your course.
To see all of your course publications, use the link at the bottom of this list.

Selected MA Photography publications:

Magazine
Access: On and Off-campus
Availability: In Print and Online
Status: Current

Photoworks

BA PhotographyMA Photography

Photoworks commissions new photography, produces exhibitions and events including the Brighton Photo Biennial, publishes books and an annual magazine.

Journal
Access: On and Off-campus
Availability: Online
Status: Current

Photography and culture

BA PhotographyMA Photography

Triannual peer-reviewed academic journal published by Routledge.

Magazine
Access: On-Campus
Availability: In Print
Status: Current

Foam

BA PhotographyMA Photography

International photography magazine.

Magazine
Access: On and Off-campus
Availability: In Print and Online
Status: Current

European photography

BA PhotographyMA Photography

Twice yearly international art magazine for contemporary photography and new media.

Magazine
Access: On and Off-campus
Availability: In Print and Online
Status: Current

British journal of photography

BA PhotographyMA Photography

In-depth articles, profiles of photographers, analyses, and technological reviews.

Websites
  • American suburb x

    A US photography blog with a huge photography history archive.

  • It's nice that

    Daily news and features on Illustration, Graphic Design, Photography and more

  • Vice

    Includes articles in the culture section on the visual arts