Office of Communications and Public Affairs
Photo Bureau
University Photographer

Eileen Barroso
Mail: 402 Low Library
Office/Studio: 420 116th St.
Apt. 1A
New York, NY 10027
Office: 212-854-6527
Fax: 212-854-5324
Photography Staff

The University Photographer is the primary vendor/supplier to the University. However, in some instances, the University Photographer may assign an authorized freelance photographer to a project. The rates and billing procedures for freelance photographers remain the same. In some cases, an additional charge will be incurred depending on the location of the event.


  • Public Relations / Event Photography
  • Portraits
  • Framing
  • Stock File Photographs
    University Publications and the Photo Bureau have combined their resources on one website which contains hundreds of images of Columbia University. On each page is a contact link. Some images have restricted use, but most are available for Columbia University publications and websites. The fee structure from the photo bureau is listed below.


  • Digital Photography
    • $175 per hour, billed in one-hour increments, with a one-hour minimum
    • $125 per photo disc or DropBox download; $50 per additional disc
    • Download the Photo Request Form

  • Photoshop Services (upon request)
    • $100 per hour

  • Stock File Photographs

  • Rush Charges
    • Normal turn-around is 48 hours for a disk or DropBox services. For delivery within 24 hours, rush charges of $175 for a complete shoot or $100 for 20 images will apply.


All services are billed directly to your departmental account. If off campus, invoice will be mailed.

A cancellation fee of $175 will be charged for any events cancelled within 24 hours of the event, except in the case of full-day shoots, which will be charged a half-day rate.


All requests should be made by telephone (212-854-6527). After the transaction is discussed, please send an e-mail with details. This e-mail will serve as the order form.

All photographic material becomes the property of Columbia University and is accessible to you, at your request, at any time.
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Communications & Public Affairs
Tel: 212-854-5573
Fax: 212-678-4817
402 Low Library
535 West 116th Street, MC 4321
New York, NY 10027
Executive Vice President
Deb Sack
Vice President
Scott N. Schell
Vice President
Robert Hornsby
Associate Vice President for Media Relations
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