Media and Image Use Policy

The Amphibian Foundation (AF) often receives photography, illustration, and video requests (collectively referred to as visuals). AF has the following policies regarding these requests, which apply to, but are not limited to, all media outlets/companies/organizations and representatives, institutions, partners, staff, and visitors.

To Use or Share an Existing AF Visual Submit requests to use or share existing AF visuals in writing here. AF Communications will review your request and respond within ten days with either approval or denial of your request. Associated usage fees and rules will apply, and are dependent on the request. The request should include name, organization, purpose of request, how the visuals would be used/shared, how the visual was discovered, and deadlines.

To Create New (Original) Visuals Submit requests to create new visuals (i.e., photo or video shoot) in writing here. AF Communications will review your request and respond within ten days with either approval or denial of your request. Associated usage fees and rules will apply. If your request is approved, but the date of the proposed visit is not available you will be contacted directly. The submission request should include name, organization, purpose of request, date and duration of the visit, how the visuals would be used/shared, and deadlines. Photography is not permitted in the Amphibian Foundation labs or facilities, except in designated areas of the classroom.

Animal Handling and Safety

AF staff will be present for all photo shoots to oversee animal and human safety. Any surfaces that might come into contact with animals (e.g., lenses, equipment) must be disinfected with alcohol prior to admittance. Since photo shoot visits involve staff time and involvement, an hourly fee of $250 will apply.

Acknowledgements

Media inquiries featuring the Amphibian Foundation are, of course, free and encouraged. Other media requests are approved only if the visuals produced are credited to the Amphibian Foundation, either in the credits or captions.

Interview Requests

We welcome media inquiries for interviews and are delighted to explore new ways to engage with the public. Please contact us here, and we will respond ASAP.

Photography is not permitted at the Amphibian Foundation, except in designated areas of the classroom.