Photography

Harvard’s campus and community through the lens of our photographers.

All from this series

  • How to move a dragon — fast

    Harvard’s Dragon Boat racers find fun, fellowship, and amazing views of Boston.

    Benika Pinch paddles during Harvard Dragon Boat practice on the Charles River.
  • Triple the joy

    Festive rites and poignant moments as Classes of 2022, 2021, and 2020 gather to mark milestone.

    Harvard graduates celebrate Commencement 2022 in Tercentenary Theatre.
  • Looking up

    Photographer captures the campus details that often go over our heads.

    Dexter Gate greets visitors to Harvard Yard with the inscription: “Enter to grow in wisdom."
  • ‘Arts First has come back to life’

    For the first time since 2020, Arts First returned to live performances on Harvard’s campus.

    The Harvard University Band performs in the Science Center Plaza.
  • Art with a conscience

    Pioneering prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives now hang on the walls of the Harvard Art Museums.

    Allan Edmunds, founder of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives,
  • A gallery of their own

    Four artists who happen to work at Harvard during their other hours say why the creative arts are important to theme.

    Kate Pease.
  • Rhapsody in blue

    Gazette photographers use the cyanotype printing process to capture Harvard Yard trees.

    A cyanotype composites an oak leaf from Harvard Yard with a figure walking toward Massachusetts Hall.
  • Dreams and classics come alive in ‘Nighttown’

    Composer and librettist Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg ’22 brings “Nighttown” to the stage.

  • Housing Day is back in the house

    After a two-year COVID hiatus, upperclass students return to the Yard to welcome first-years to their future homes.

    Students grasp envelopes with the Housing assignments for first-year students.
  • A place on the cutting edge

    A photographer explores the space and meets the people working inside Harvard’s new complex in Allston.

  • Live, from Harvard Square, it’s spring semester

    The new semester brings a return to in-person School.

    A window display in Canaday Hall celebrates the return of Harvard students on campus.
  • Season of cheer

    Photographer captures festive traditions that light way from fall to winter.

    (Venerable) Vandan Sadhak, HDS student and Hindu monastic celebrates Diwali at dusk outside Swartz Hall.
  • The art of the real

    The Harvard University Committee on the Arts invites seven visiting artists to create works across campus.

    Timothy Hall, one of the artists commissioned by HUCA, is pictured at Arnold Arboretum.
  • Wrapping it up

    Harvard Ed Portal’s fifth annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market is back as a virtual market again this year with the online shops of 41 local artisans offering unique gifts.

    Tim Rice, Oyinda Oyelaran, Zangar Freeman, and Reece and Remi Antunes, Winter Market artists, show their work..
  • Moving together again

    Studios reopen for in-person classes in Soca Fusion, Latinx Movement, and more.

    LROD leads Latinx Movement class.
  • Back to play

    After Ivy League COVID shutdown, players return to field with new perspective.

    Silhouette of person at stadium.
  • Ideas captured in chalk on slate

    They offer windows into the problems, questions, theories, arguments on students’ minds this semester.

    Hakim Walker writes on math lounge chalkboard.
  • A year of revelations

    Baking, gardening, and other activities taken up during COVID provided a new perspective.

    Julie Field and her friends Gee Kiwanuka, Stephanie Tilton and Eleanor Kuchar are pictured with her mule Gulliver.
  • The best thing I’ve done since return to campus

    Harvard students talk about their best experiences since resuming in-person College life.

    Chibueze Nzekwe, Sara Dahiya, Nathan Le.
  • Sailors’ delight

    Snapshots of Harvard’s sailing team practicing on the Charles River.

    Harvard sailing team members Katie Barkin and Paul Kuechler, both ’22, navigate a drill on the Charles.
  • Above and beyond

    Gazette photographers take us to the top for views from Harvard’s most scenic vantage points.

    Memorial Hall and Memorial Church are pictured from above.
  • New learning curve

    After 18 months away, Harvard students returned cautiously and excitedly to physical classrooms across campus.

    Linsey Moyer teaches "Quantitative Physiology as a Basis for Bioengineering."
  • Simple brilliance

    In the summertime the days lengthen, the landscape brightens, calling to mind crisp sheets on a clothesline, billowy clouds, or a crisp culinary uniform.

  • Driven to provide health care

    After COVID hiatus, Harvard’s Family Van gears up again.

    Harvard University's Family Van travels through the city of Boston providing basic medical attention to underserved communities in the Metro-Boston area.
  • The serendipity of solitude

    A breath of fresh air, meditation, or a yoga stretch during a “sun salutation” are simple ways to center yourself during challenging times.

    Jessica Chang practices yoga.
  • Real scenes from an online graduation day

    Capturing the moments of celebration as Harvard recognizes the Class of 2021.

    Friends and families meet.
  • The cap (and gown) on a most unusual senior year

    Harvard Class of ’21 reflects on experiences, gains, and losses during a challenging pandemic year.

  • Here comes the sun, on Memorial Drive

    Joggers, walkers, cyclists, and skateboarders enjoy the weekend closure of Memorial Drive along the Charles River.

    Members of the Cambridge community gather on the lawn by the Weeks Footbridge along Memorial Drive.
  • They studied medicine, and suddenly COVID too

    HMS students share how coronavirus and the pandemic changed their expectations and experiences of the last year.

    Gordon Hall at Harvard Medical School is pictured.
  • Rediscovering the Square

    In Harvard Square, new businesses emerge and old favorites awaken after a long pandemic year.

    The Former Out of Town News Stand is covered in snow.