SDSU Image Library

Photos in the SDSU Image gallery are available to download for print, online and presentation purposes. Please see the guidelines on photo use below.

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In addition to historic images housed here, more images and image details are maintained and accessible through the university's Special Collections by visiting

Additional images are available at the links below.




Guidelines on photo use:

Below is our legal contract with the photographers, please abide by our agreement.

These images are available to the campus for university use only. Any instances in which the photography involves the exchange of currency or trade for services could result in a usage-fee charge by the photographer.

Photographer contract:

Photographers authorize the use and reproduction by San Diego State University of all photographic images. SDSU is authorized to use, re-use, publish and re-publish all images in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with other photographs, in any medium and for any purpose whatsoever, including (but not by any way of limitation) illustration, promotion and advertising, and to use the photographers name.

Any instances in which the photography involves the exchange of currency or trade for services could result in a usage-fee charge by the photographer. If the photographer resells images contracted by SDSU, they agree to have the subjects sign a model release stating intended use and explain the terms and conditions of the release to the subject(s). SDSU does not accept liability for any recourse from subject(s) in the photos.

Photographers must be credited whenever possible for all images used from the campus gallery. Images from the public gallery need not be credited.

Model release form:

When photographing people for print, web or video projects, please use a model release form for adults or a minor model release form for children under 18 to ensure that subjects are aware of reproduction and usage rights of their image. A Spanish model release form is also available.

Guidelines to download images:

To download a high resolution image, click on the small thumbnail you would like to download, then click again on the enlargement to the right of the thumbnail. Finally, click on the underlined arrow.

If you have any trouble downloading images or have questions regarding photo reproduction or image identification please contact:

Strategic Communications and Public Affairs
[email protected]
(619) 594-5204