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Photography is an important component of UIC’s identity, providing perspectives of life in Chicago and showcasing the university’s academic excellence and accomplishments. Marketing and Brand Management's gallery offers you free images and videos to to use in your marketing materials.

You can view the gallery by visiting To request permission to download the files, send an e-mail to

Marketing and Brand Management’s gallery includes images that capture the spirit of the UIC brand. The energy and color of these images showcase the contemporary side of UIC while injecting life new life into everyday scenes.

All campus units should use professional-quality images that represent the campus, its diverse students, faculty and staff and its academic and research endeavors in a positive light. Imagery should feel true to the university. The use of negative space and color is encouraged to showcase UIC’s vibrancy. Has your unit recently completed a photo shoot? Help us grow the gallery and contact to contribute your images.

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Creative and Digital Services has staff photographers and videographers available on a fee-for-service basis. Services include studio portraiture and on-site event photography and videography, as well as photo and video editing. The department also maintains a gallery of UIC photography that can be purchased. For details, visit

Contact UIC Today for published photos or B-roll video footage of the campus or campus events.

Copyright and Permissions

When working with outside photographers, make sure that all contracts specify that UIC will own exclusive rights to the use of the images. This will allow the images to be used for current and future projects without having to purchase additional rights.

Photo Release

Other than those photographed for news coverage by independent news organizations, any individuals who may be identified by their image must sign a photo release form before they are photographed for a UIC project. The release gives UIC permission to use the photo in any university communication vehicle or any outside medium used to represent the campus. It acknowledges that the signatory understands that the information may be published and shown in public and that there will be no compensation provided for its use.

The law requires that subjects under 18 years of age have a parent or guardian sign their consent. Download media consent forms.

Note: Obtaining a completed consent form is the responsibility of the project manager, not the photographer, unless specified in the contract or business agreement.


Photography and Videography Guidelines and Restrictions

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Commercial access is only allowed as permitted by the University of Illinois Chicago. As per university policy, photographers, videographers, and filmmakers must obtain written permission to reproduce any image of the university, including its name, recognizable landmarks, buildings, or other representation from the Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications, University Hall, 601 S. Morgan St., 13th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60607. Please complete this online form to begin the process.

Please email this office with any questions regarding permission and commercial access at:

A representative of the Office of Strategic Marketing and Communication will follow up on any request. Once permission is granted and dates have been arranged, you will be provided with details about check-in, escorted visits and media passes if applicable.

All commercial shoots must provide proof of insurance in advance and pay rental fees. Commercial requests require a minimum of three weeks in advance notice in order to complete required paperwork.


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All UIC videos should follow the Guidelines on UIC branding for videos. There are separate guidelines for the seven Health Sciences which should adhere to co-branding guidelines set by PGA and VCHA, which use the co-branded logo with a short statement at the end of each video. Contact for access to co-branded logos.