High-quality photography conveys a level of professionalism and polish befitting the dynamism of this university, and helps convey the strength of the Northeastern University brand with the power of visual communications. Photography on our websites and in our print communications should reflect the following university characteristics:

  • Challenging: Innovative, ambitious, confident, leaders and doers, bold, assertive
  • Connected: Global, engaged, active, committed—to the enrichment of the Northeastern community and our neighbors, our city, our world
  • Experienced: Knowledgeable, grounded, prepared, savvy, real-world understanding
  • Distinctive: Pursuing our own path to excellence, seeking new and better solutions, entrepreneurial

Keep these words in mind when choosing images. Each image helps show the story of Northeastern.

Resolution Requirements

For print – 300dpi  (JPG, TIFF, CMYK mode)

For Web – 72dpi (JPG, RGB mode)

For video – recommended minimum of 150dpi

Photography Resources

A database of campus imagery, including students and faculty in a variety of environments is available. Full-time staff and faculty can access both our Image Repository and Image Gallery. They include high- and low-resolution photographs.

Image Repository
For a username and password, please contact Patrick Yott and copy Brooks Canaday.

In the right corner of the Image Repository website, log in. Click Browse on left side. Type words related to the image search (for example: campus) and all choices will appear. To view the image larger, choose the photo from the initial light box. A separate window will appear listing headline, caption, and credit. Hover your cursor over the photo and a larger preview will appear. On the right side of the window, you can choose to download a thumbnail, low-resolution, or high-resolution version of the image.

Image Gallery
External audiences, such as members of the news media, do not have access to the Image Repository. They may, however, download a selection of high- and low-resolution Northeastern photos from the Image Gallery.

Photography Credits 

The photographer’s name (photo credit) must appear either alongside the image or in the publication’s masthead.  Photo credit is not required within video productions, assuming the photographer has signed the Photographer/Videographer contract.

Masthead  (As seen in the Northeastern Magazine)

Masthead Credit                                           



  • Place credit alongside the image.

Side Photo Credit



  • For event photos, please include caption and photo credit as shown on this news@Northeastern page.

News Event


  • For websites using stock photography, photo credit is not necessary, as shown on the Human Resources Management website.