Photography Reference Library
In tandem with its research activities, the Photothek has established its own Photography Reference Library as a special collection within the Library of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. Dedicated to photography studies, it is housed immediately adjacent to the photographs in the Palazzo Grifoni.
The physical proximity of published literature and research material enables scholars to work directly with and on photographs. The Photography Reference Library aims to build up a broad spectrum of publications on the history and theory of photography and photographic archives. Its holdings already include not only current titles but also historical literature such as photography handbooks.