Photography helps tell our story, express KU spirit, and provide a sense of place. Successful images include elements of community, energy, and verticality — preferably all three. Consider photographs from KU’s digital collection before using self-shot or stock photography.

Acquiring University Photography

Units may acquire university images for use in promoting KU through several campus outlets:

Campus photography

Marketing Communications creates collections of photographs taken by our photographers for official university use. If you need images not available in these collections or need additional assistance, please contact Tim Seley, associate director of digital media, at 785-864-8871 or email

Historic KU photography

Historic KU photography in University Archives at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. A huge repository of historic KU photos is available. Contact the archivist at 785-864-4334 to initiate a search.

KU Athletics photography

All intercollegiate sports action photography is managed by KU Athletics. Contact KU Athletics.