UCLA Geography

Message from the Chair:

Do you love these images as much as I do? If so, UCLA Geography needs your help. We take our responsibility to preserve this priceless collection of over 120,000 aerial photos seriously. Unfortunately, some of our negatives are over 100 years old and are showing their age. To preserve the images, we’ve partnered with DigitalFusion to produce these incredibly high-quality scans. And, we’re putting everything we’ve scanned into archival storage boxes in our facility on the UCLA Campus.

But all of this takes money. We’ve made these incredible fine art prints of some of our most iconic images available to the public. In addition to making a fine addition to your home or office, proceeds from the sale of the prints go to digitization and preservation of the collection.

If you’d like to donate to UCLA Geography so that we can continue to preserve of the collection, please contact us or use the donation button below, or shop for prints now.

We have digitized tens of thousands of images of Los Angeles and nearby counties that are not available here. Please contact us if you’re interested in finding specific locations from our collection. Our collection includes major cities as well as industrial areas such as: manufacturing facilities, oil drilling/storage/refining, chemical plants, ports/harbors/docks, rail facilities, coastlines, waterways, wetlands, airports, racetracks, universities, mining, construction and more.

For a fee, we can work with you to find and digitize a photo of your city or town or another area. We also do remote research for environmental companies, geotechnical organizations, lawyers, architectural historians, Realtors, etc. Please contact us with inquiries.

Thank you for helping us preserve history so that we may continue to serve the future.

Gregory S. Okin
Chair, Department of Geography
University of California Los Angeles

Prints that Last for Generations

Highly detailed, brightly colored, fine art prints.

These prints are made from the archives original negatives, digitally remastered and printed on Hot Press Bright Archival paper. It not only looks great, but is fade resistant for 200 years.

  • 200 year archival inks
  • Hot Press Bright Archival paper
  • Digitally remastered and printed from the original archives
  • Calibrated for superior contrast and fidelity

Beautifully Framed and Presented

Each frame is custom made and built for the best possible presentation of the image. Custom joinery and yaw-free cornering that will protect it for decades to come.

Each frame uses premium quality components like museum grade acrylic, acid-free foam-core, and hand-painted wood moulding.

Though a pre-configured black frame is available to select above, custom framing is also available. If you are interested in having your print framed differently, please contact us.