Photography and video at Washington University can have a powerful impact. It presents stories about our values, our people and our community. Maintaining high standards of photographic quality reflects the excellence of the university.

Download WashU photos

Featured galleries

Zoom backgrounds

When you’re not on campus, have campus come to you! Download virtual backgrounds for Zoom meetings, classes and gatherings.


Continue the celebration! Download photos from the latest WashU’s commencement ceremonies.

General use collection

Get free access to a curated collection of campus and St. Louis photography. This collection is updated each semester.

Photo libraries

WashU Pixel photo library

Get access to MarComm’s photo library, Pixel. Pixel allows WashU licensed users to easily find, share and download photos that are approved for university use.

Licensed users log in to Pixel with their WUSTL Key.

If you are a WashU employee and interested in a license, please complete the Pixel license request form.

Medical Campus photo library

WashU Medicine Marketing & Communications maintains a database of existing photography of the Medical Campus for WashU communicators.

For more information and access, visit the WashU Medicine Marketing & Communications.

Build your own photo library

Schools and departments can work with MarComm to set up their very own digital asset management (DAM) environment in Pixel to store, manage and easily share their own assets.

Visit our Pixel Hub to learn more about joining.

Request a custom photo search

Looking for a specific archival image? We can help. MarComm offers personalized photo searches within our photo libraries and offline storage. Make sure that your request includes as much detail as possible. Providing the date of the shoot, event name, and/or relevant people’s names is particularly helpful.

In some cases, we may refer you to the University Archives, as we transition older photos to the University Libraries for long-term preservation.

To submit your request, email


For general queries or all other requests, such as for non-WashU or media use, or for image licensing, please contact Anne Davis Cleary.