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Photography offers an opportunity to make a powerful first impression. In a glance, an image can create a compelling connection and begin to tell the story of the brand. Each image that appears in any communication should be chosen as thoughtfully as the words -  because they are all a reflection of NC State. It’s a snapshot of who we are – bold, bright, powerful and active. By maintaining high standards and carefully choosing photography that matches the brand, we’ll continue to stand out above the rest.

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Photographs from the NC State University Communication Services photo database may be used by faculty, staff and students to promote the university. Images can be used for print, video, Web, Power Point, and/or HTML emails as long they adhere to NC State Brand Book guidelines. In order to access the database and download high resolution digital files you must enter a valid Unity ID.

All photos in this database are copyright protected and may not be used for commercial purposes, personal web sites, social networking sites or to sell products. Printing and/or selling of the images from this database is strictly prohibited. The sharing of digital files with anyone outside of campus (not including external vendors) is also strictly prohibited.

External graphic designers, or other media production vendors, may use the photo database for university projects, but they cannot use any images outside of university marketing and the specific project they are hired for. Please make sure all outside vendors are aware of the rules regarding usage and the university’s copyright ownership.

Editorial requests for images should be directed to Communication Services or News Services. For editorial use, all photos must be credited:  “Photo by (Photographer), NC State University Communication Services.” No photo credit is required for marketing, web or other non-editorial materials. If you would like to use images beyond that of marketing the university, please contact Communication Services at or 919.513.3110 to request permission.

Should you need to hire a photographer, contact University Communications at 919.513.3110. Remember to allow time for scheduling your shoot.