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More information is available at the Photography and Videography website.


The Office of Communications provides photographic coverage of noteworthy Brandeis events and initiatives. Because of the large number of campus events, we can photograph only a select number. Decisions about which events to cover are made by the Office of Communications based on the uniqueness and newsworthiness of the event and the potential it presents for striking Brandeis images that can be used to support the university's broader communications and marketing efforts.

Who We Are

What We Do

  • Photograph university events and experiences for use across our digital and print channels, such as the Brandeis website, Brandeis magazine and social media.

  • Take high-quality portraits of faculty for the university's communications platforms that can be for faculty's personal use as well.

  • Refer campus clients to freelance photographers when the university photographer is unavailable.

How to Reach Us

Three Things to Remember

  • Photos tell a story. The right photo can make a big impact. Whenever possible, use photos that show engagement and help amplify your message.

  • Say "cheese." The university photography periodically takes portraits of faculty members for use on official university channels. These photos can be used on personal websites as well.

  • Help is on the way. If we can't meet your photo needs, we can refer you to a professional freelance photographer who can.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does the university take professional photos of faculty?

The University Photographer periodically takes portraits of faculty members in the Shapiro Science Center. In addition, the office will consider scheduling other types of faculty photos on a case-by-case basis. Requests should be made via the online request for photo coverage form.

Please Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, faculty portrait sessions are temporarily unavailable.

Can I use a photo a university photographer took on my personal website or in professional materials?

Yes, a faculty portrait taken by the university photographer can be used on a personal website with proper attribution.

The photo on my Faculty Guide page is different from what is on my department website. How can I align or change them?

Ask your department or program web editor for a copy of the image on your website, and upload that image to your Faculty Guide page. If you need assistance, contact Kathy Cook in the School of Arts and Sciences or see Page 21 of the Sage Faculty Documentation document (PDF).

Do photos need to be of a certain quality to use on websites or in print materials?

First and foremost, photos should be dynamic and engaging; well-composed and well-lighted; complement your content; and help communicate your message(s) more clearly.

Members of the Brandeis community can use the digital asset portal (PhotoShelter) to search the university's online library of photographs.