Your eyes see photos first. Compelling images and graphics grab the reader’s attention and say, “there’s something different, exciting, and impactful happening here at BU.”

So what characterizes a BU-brand photo? It should be:

  • Unstaged (except portraits)
  • Engaging (portraits on simple backgrounds can do that)
  • Dynamic (showing movement)
  • Bold (make it big to make a statement)

Need Images?


Free BU Stock Photography

If you can’t provide your own photography, we can help. Free BU stock photography is available to Boston University faculty and staff. To access, you’ll need a valid faculty or staff BU login (students and third parties must request photos from a faculty or staff sponsor).

BU Stock Photos


For-purchase Photography

Faculty and staff can also browse and search the entire digital library of for-purchase photography (available in high- and low-resolution options).

Photo Library


Facebook Timeline Photos

We’ve also developed a collection of free, pre-formatted Facebook Timeline photos.

Facebook Photos

If you’re still on the hunt for just the right imagery, contact BU Photography about other options, including scheduling a photo shoot for your website or publication.