Photography is an important tool that helps us relate to consumers, communicate empathy, and build trust. CFPB images should preserve aesthetic integrity: photographs should never be stretched, free of special effects, and always in full color. Images should be relatable, natural, and shot in a real location.

An edited selection of our latest editorial photography is available at

Photo of a field hearing

Stylistic guidelines


Editorial photographs capture the events and activities attended by CFPB staff. These photographs show consumers, our partners, and CFPB employees interacting.

Photo of a woman at an Atlanta, GA Field Hearing on Mortgage Servicing

Photo of Confirmation Day: Director Cordray taking a moment to make calls and share the big news


Photos should have a clear focal point, proper lighting, and dynamic composition.

Photographs should not be collaged, staged, unrealistic, or use still lifes to illustrate concepts. Image manipulation should be limited to adjusting levels, contrast, and natural color balance.

Photo of Olivia Calderon talking about financial empowerment efforts for low-income and unauthorizd immigrants

Photo of Director Cordray addressing the Bureau at the 2012 All Hands Meeting in Washington DC