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Great photography tells great stories.

The Office of Communications and Marketing provides photographic services to meet the needs of university offices through a library of university stock photography, a studio headshot service, and custom photography for selected projects.


Photo Library

Faculty and staff who need photographs for official use can request access to the university’s Asset Bank photo library, which makes thousands of university photographs available for download at no charge. The library covers academics, campus life, university news, and events, and is searchable by keyword.

If you need a simple shot of a campus scene for a presentation or other general use, you can choose from a small collection of directly available popular photos without having to create an account and search through the full library.

Request an Asset Bank account




Studio headshots of UT Knoxville faculty and staff are available at no charge. Headshots are done by appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in our studio in 91 Communications Building when the photographer is available. If you are not seeing open appointment times, that means the photographer is not available. Please check back as new appointments are opened often.

Headshots for graduate or undergraduate students must be arranged by a faculty or staff member for an official university purpose.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, call 865-974-0765. Advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.


Custom Photography

Custom photography is provided for major marketing initiatives and other projects handled through the Office of Communications and Marketing and for documenting university-wide events such as commencement. For smaller-scale projects and events, it is recommended that units arrange for a freelance photographer.