Picture Research Libraries

PICTURE RESEARCH LIBRARIES via @beckychilcott

The main resource for lots of different photographic and
picture research libraries is BAPLA – the British Association
of Picture Libraries. http://www.bapla.org.ukSearch by subject: www.bapla.org.uk/en/pages/image-suppliers.html

Online image libraries:

iStock
http://www.istockphoto.com
Shutterstock
http://www.shutterstock.com
Veer
http://www.veer.com
Corbis
http://www.corbisimages.com
Getty
http://www.gettyimages.com
Fotolia
http://www.fotolia.com
Flickr
http://www.flickr.com
Arcangel
http://www.arcangel.com
RGB Stock
http://www.rgbstock.com
Fotosearch
http://www.fotosearch.com
Morguefile
http://www.morguefile.com
Stock.XCHNG
http://www.freeimages.com
Openphoto
openphoto.net
Big Stock
http://www.bigstockphoto.com
Dreamstime
http://www.dreamstime.com
Photofolio
photofolio.co.uk
StockPhotos.io
stockphotos.io
Alamy
http://www.alamy.com
Mary Evans Picture Library
http://www.maryevans.com
British Library
imagesonline.bl.uk
V&A Images
http://www.vandaimages.com
Bridgeman
http://www.bridgemanimages.com
Wikimedia Commons – this is full
of many free images to use but you
need to make sure that the license
says it’s ok for you to use them as it
differs from country to country
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Most museums and galleries have
online image resources if you need historically
accurate images.

The RSPCA has an image
library full of animal photos
– images bought there raises money
for charity.