Film, Photography and Video


  • American Experience
    250 films from PBS.Watch full films online, download teacher’s guides, behind the scenes and more

    American Film Institute
    national arts organization devoted to film, television and video.

    American Memory Motion Picture Collection
    Search sixteen collections of historic film, including sound recordings.

    British Film Institute
    UK national agency with responsibility for encouraging the arts of film and television and conserving them in the national interest; highly extensive archives of materials from around the world.

    Black Film Center/Archive
    historic and contemporary Hollywood and independent films; black & white and color, silent and sound; features, documentaries, dramatic and musical shorts, comedy shorts, newsreels and animations
    FIAF Index to Film Periodicals Plus
    bibliographic resource covering the foremost academic and popular film journals up to the present day. Many key titles are available in full text.
    Film Archives Online
    free access to moving images in European Collections on non-fiction documentary,newsreels, advertising, animation
    Filmakers Library Online
    documentaries: race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, health, political science, current events, arts, literature, and more.

    George Eastman House
    International Museum of Photography & Film collects and interprets images, films, literature, and equipment in the disciplines of photography and motion pictures

    Getty Images Film Collections
    three main film collections include Image Bank Film, Archive Films, and Universal Studios. All three are rights-managed. There are also several royalty-free collections. The site provides searches, downloads, and purchases of multiple royalty-free and rights-protected brands.

    Library of Congress Film and Videos Collection
    search film and videos OR collections with film and videos

    Moving Image Archive
    openly accessible site to movies, films, and videos from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts.
    Museum of Modern Art: Film & Media Collections
    more than 22,000 films and 4,000,000 film stills, including original negatives of the Biograph and Edison companies & world's largest collection of D.W. Griffith films.
    Origins of American Animation
    Library of Congress collection represents 21 animated films between 1900 to 1921
    Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive
    United States Holocuast Memorial Museum
    Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
    the world's largest collection of Jewish/Israeli documentary material.
    UCLA Film & Television Archive
    materials dating back to 1890s, and it includes one of the largest repositories of television

  • Art Institute of Chicago Photography
    Spanning the history of the medium from its beginning in 1839 to the present, the Art Institute's photography collection contains works of many of the medium's celebrated practitioners.

    George Eastman House Historic Collection
    search by photographer, stereo views, subjects, books and albums.

    International Center of Photography
    ICP contains more than 100,000 photographs of important historical and contemporary images by noted photographers

    Library of Congress on Flickr
    Over 20,000 historic photographs available to view by set

    Library of Congress American Memory
    American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience, history and creativity. It chronicles historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America

    LIFE Photo Archive on Google Images
    in search box add "source:life" to any mage search. For example, van gogh source:life
    Metropoltan Museum of Art photography collection

    MoMA - Photography collection
    More than 25,000 works constitute one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary photography in the world; iincludes work not only by artists, but also by journalists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and amateurs

    National Geographic Photography
    Since 1888, the National Geographic Society has been one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

    The vast majority of images, audio and video published by NASA are not copyrighted and may be reused. Includes: universe, solar system, earth, aeronautics, astronauts and spaceflight timeline and videos.
    NYPL Digital Gallery - Pageant of America
    American photographs from the 1860s-1920s from the series The Pageant of America: A Pictorial History of the United States.
    NYPL Digital Gallery - On Stage & Screen
    photographs from the 19thc to recent years of actors, actresses, productions, theatre buildings and production studios
    Pictures and picture stories about current events
    Smithsonian American Art Museum Photography Collection
    The First Century of American Photographs; Contemporary American landscape Photography; American Daguerreotypes

    U.S. Government Photos and Images
    Find government photos and images by topic.Some of these photos are in the public domain or U.S. government works and may be used without permission or fee. Some images may be protected by license or copyright so read disclaimers on each site before using these images.




    AdViews - access to thousands of historic commercials from the 1950s- 1980s.

    Art Babble - Showcases high-definition videos on art. Launched by the Indianapolis Museum of Art..

      GettyImages - stock video footage, from archival film to contemporaryy HD stock video; also includes editorial videos
      Open Video Project - a shared digital video collection including documentary, educational, ephemeral, historical, public service and more.
      PBS Video - commercial-free programs and shows.
      Theatre in Video - contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.

    Vanderbilt Television News Archive - Complete archive of television news with a collection of more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC & Nighline since 1989, CBS, NBC & CNN. News broadcasts cover presidential press conferences. political campaign national & international events.

      Video Data Bank - from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. VDB includes video and media art, video art history, art resources, artists interviews and more
      YouTube EDU- Arts videos and channels of universities and colleges