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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



THE PHOTO STUDIO IS NOW OPEN! But please check this page before coming in for last minute closures or updates. 

Studio headshots are for UT Knoxville faculty and staff only and created in our studio in 91 Communications Building on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 10:30 am. These headshots will be on a first come first serve basis. We ask that departments do not send more than five people at a time to help with congestion.

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.