PhotoLit is a freely accessable databank which aims to list photographic literature published since 1839 . It is NOT a list to order books from. At present (June 2011) PhotoLit lists 38.000 entries (c. 74 MB) of books, periodicals and periodical articles which have – in a wider or more narrow sense – to do with photography in all its artistic, visual and technical aspects. The stock listed so far is only a small part of the world’s existent photographic literature – but titles are constantly added to. And we ask your assistance to make PhotoLit more complete.
As PhotoLit has been founded in Germany it yet reflects listings which are predominantly German or English language based. An internationalisation is definitely aimed for. In spite of its present language-based handicaps (see below) PhotoLit already offers remarkably interesting research results if used creatively.