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Photo Resources

All three universities in the U of I System offer high-quality images for use in brochures, reports, and other printed materials as well as in presentations and on unit websites. Taking advantage of these free or low-cost resources is not only a cost-effective solution to photo needs, it is an opportunity to support campus branding through a consistent and quality visual identity.

The Urbana photo site and one of the Chicago sites require a log-in. Allow time for processing of your login request.

System offices may use these resources as well. If you need a few images for a project, contact Steven Martin. 

System Offices

Photos of U of I System leaders are available on the Executive staff photos page.

University photo resources

Each university manages photo resources for their own campus. Contact those offices directly to gain access or to request a photo. 


Image Database from Public Affairs


UIC Creative and Digital Services

UIC Marketing & Brand Management

UI Health photo gallery


UIS photoshelter

Flickr photo repository

Campus archives

University Archives on the Urbana-Champaign campus

UIC University Library Archives

UIS archives and special collections

Photo release forms & photo policies

If you are taking photos at an event and plan to use those images where someone can be identified, you should obtain a signed photo release form.

Forms and photo policies can be found at:

Urbana Public Affairs
UIC News Center
UIS Creative Services

The university forms can be modified or replicated by system units.