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Media Gallery

UC San Diego maintains a comprehensive media gallery with photos sourced and created by the university for use in print collateral, digital communications and presentations.

Accessing PhotoShelter

Accessing the campus media gallery is free and easy. First, set up a free account using your primary UC San Diego email address. This will provide you with access to a selection of curated galleries. To request access to additional image galleries, contact the University Communications PhotoShelter Administrator.

Photo Use Guidelines

While photos downloaded via the UC San Diego media gallery are all downloadable for those who have access, there are a few guidelines that are necessary to ensure proper use:

  • Copyright of images is retained by the Board of Regents of the University of California, unless noted otherwise. The copyright line should appear as “Copyright ©️ the Board of Regents of the University of California.”
  • Reproduction rights are granted for noncommercial use that markets, promotes and supports the University of California San Diego.
  • Please include the credit line noted with the image.

If you have questions regarding photo use or image identification, contact University Communications Strategy.

Model Release

When photographing people for print, web or video projects, please use the model release form to ensure that subjects are aware of reproduction and usage rights of their image.