Photography

Most important to representing Dartmouth through imagery is to show an insider’s perspective. All photography and illustration is developed considering our intimate and inclusive community, academic collaboration, profound sense of place, and adventuresome spirit. Whenever possible, the color green should be prominently captured in photography and applied to illustrations. Use of green will ensure that imagery has the look and feel of Dartmouth.

Finding Photos

The Office of Communications maintains Dartmouth Photos, a database containing thousands of photos from the past several years. For help with specific requests, or to request access to Dartmouth Photos, contact Corinne Girouard, the digital asset manager in the communications office.

Other sources of photos include Dartmouth College Photographic Records, an archive maintained by the Dartmouth Library. The archive includes photos taken from 1938 to the present. Photos from 2000 forward can be previewed online.

The Library also maintains a collection of about 80,000 historical photos related to Dartmouth College, Hanover, and the surrounding area.

Request to Have Photos Taken

The College photographers provide photos for websites, print publications, and other materials produced by the Office of Communications. The photographers are also available to take portraits of faculty members for use on academic department websites. On occasion, the photographers are able to fulfill other requests for photos from Dartmouth offices. Use this form for photo requests.

A Guide to Choosing Images

Community

Use photography that shows off Dartmouth’s sense of community, diversity, and unique activities. Highlight images that show elements of human interaction and feature unexpected locations and events. Avoid using group shots that don’t reflect the diversity of the Dartmouth community. Also avoid using shots of students, events, campus culture, and interaction that look posed, inauthentic, cliché, or “college brochure.”

Photos of Dartmouth activities

Academic

Select images that showcase Dartmouth’s unique educational environment. Highlight images that show a diversity of fields, student collaboration, professor-to-student relationships, and hands-on, experiential learning. Avoid classroom images that lack dynamism, professor-to-student engagement, or interaction.academic images

Sense of Place

Use images that display the beauty of Dartmouth’s traditions, landmarks, and the New Hampshire landscape. Show a variety of perspectives—both sprawling and close-up images create dynamic shots. Select images that show off the change of seasons.

campus photos

Illustrative Storytelling

Tell Dartmouth stories in an alternate way. Contemporary illustration can be used for a modern yet warm approach. Utilize student, alumni, and local talent whenever possible.

illustration of the Dartmouth Green

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