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. (You may be asked to log in using your WUSTL Key before accessing the photos.) Please refer to the the “Using Photography” section (pages 52-55) of the Communications Resource for guidelines.