Answered By: Theresa Bell
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2017     Views: 13628

If the personal photographs are yours and they haven't been published elsewhere, you don't need to cite them. However, if you're using someone else's photograph, you'll need to obtain copyright permission to use the photograph, and that permission should be indicated in the figure caption. See "Navigating Copyright for Reproduced Images: Part 4. Writing the Copyright Statement" in the APA Style Blog for sample copyright statements and references.

Please remember to format the photographs in your document using the APA rules for figures; see page 167 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2010) for a checklist.


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.