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Learn About Our Photography Policies

Image Use Statement

The Whitney Plantation Museum encourages media outlets and visitors to use the following approved images of the buildings, grounds, memorials and collection objects as part of their coverage of the Museum. When using images please be sure to credit photographer’s name, listed in caption, anywhere the image is reproduced.

General Photography

Personal photography is permitted in the permanent collection galleries, the grounds, and the historic structures. Flash photography is prohibited without special permission. Videotaping is not permitted on the tour.

Photo Shoots

Members of the media may photograph or film within approved areas of the museum for the purpose of news coverage. All organized photo shoots inside the museum—for news coverage, school projects, tourism programs—require an escort by a member of the communications staff.

Call to schedule your visit to ensure a staff member is available. Unscheduled photo shoots that cannot be staffed will be declined. Commercial photographers not commissioned by The Whitney Plantation may not conduct photo or video shoots in the museum without prior permission from staff. A fee will be charged for use of facilities and staff time.

Tripods are not permitted on the tour. 

Wedding and engagement photography is not permitted on the grounds.

Rights and Reproductions

Photography is permitted for private use only. Photographs may not be published, sold, or otherwise distributed for commercial purposes. Visitors may post images from their visits on personal social media sites, so long as they are not used for profit.

The museum may photograph or videotape visitors for educational and promotional purposes. Attendance on museum property is implied consent for the use of visitors’ likenesses for marketing purposes.

The Whitney Plantation reserves the right to withhold or withdraw permission to photograph on the premises. Staff has the authority to approach and verify the intent of photography, and to enforce this Photography Policy.

Request Form

If you are a working professional filmmaker, please use this form to request permission to photograph or film artifacts, exhibits, and other Whitney Plantation related material on-site and off-site. For all other media requests, please submit a media request form.

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