The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations.



By submitting a photo the ECA flickr photo collection, you grant forever to ECA and the general public at large and assigns the right to post the photo on the Exchanges Photostream, to use the photo throughout the world in marketing and promotional materials in printed or electronic media, without limitation, and to modify or edit the photo and “Photo Information” submitted by you as ECA sees fit, in its sole discretion.


Before submitting a photo, it is your sole responsibility to first obtain a written release from any recognizable person in the photo. If the photo depicts a minor, the release must be executed by the minor’s parent or guardian. To download the release form to be used, Click Here. All required releases must be obtained before the photo is submitted and must be retained and made available to ECA upon request. By submitting your photo, you hereby assign all rights to ECA as assignee.


ECA reserves the right to refuse to post a photo or to remove it from posting on the website for any reason, no reason at all, in its sole discretion.

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