Photography is perhaps the most powerful and compelling tool in the visual toolbox. The images we use instantly create an emotional impression and tell a story about our values, our people, our campus and our personality. Maintaining a high standard of photographic quality is critical to accurately portraying our identity to the world.

Portraits of our people are generally most successful when placing them in a real-life environment, capturing a moment that feels observed and spontaneous. Images that show the architecture and energy of Washington University elevate our photos and provide viewer with a rich sense of place.

WashU Stock Photos

The Office of Public Affairs maintains a folder of frequently used images online for members of our community. To request photos, please contact us at