Press/Media/Photography/Painting/Group Visits

For press or media inquiries, please contact:

GBW Strategies

Photographer Info

Personal Shoot

  • No Charge
  • No photography -- Bay 7, the rail car, all parking decks (all levels), lobby and interior areas are not allowed
  • No photographing or video of individuals without their permission
  • No interruption or pass through of equipment through Restaurant Patios  
  • No blocking of stairs anywhere on Campus
  • No hair, makeup or wardrobe changes allowed
  • No models, for apparel or other commercial products
  • No power access
  • No group photographer shoots (10 people or more) without prior approval
  • No pop up photography studios
  • Products and Modeling photography are considered a commerical shoot

Photos are for personal use only. Due to high demand for family and engagement photos, we no longer require a reservation or sign in.

Commercial Shoot

ATC is frequent host to commercial shoots (Photography and Video). Site visits must be done in advance and ATC will approve story board prior to shoot.

Insurance may be required, as well as the completion of our video/photo release. Reservations and site coordination should be made no later than 30 days prior to the shoot.

Rate:  $250 per hour - Items to be reveiwed include:

  • Script and story board review
  • Parking
  • Electrical pulls
  • Green Room ­ to accommodate hair, make­up w/private rest room
  • ATC Staff assigned to monitor your logistics
  • Photos/Videos are for marketing, web, print, books, documentaries, television shows, etc.
  • If this is a model shoot, models attire to be reviewed by ATC managment prior to the shoot

Photographers Contact

Valerie Ward
Director Marketing & Events
Blackwell Street Management Company, LLC
(919­) 433-­1570 

Using Our Photographs

Photographs on this website and our Flickr channel are available for non-commercial and media usage under a Creative Commons license.

Please use attribution whenever possible such as: [Photographer's Name] for American Tobacco.


American Tobacco is a large supporter of the arts in the Durham community.  As a courtesy to tenants and residents:

  • Artists wishing to paint at American Tobacco, and subsequently sell their portraits, should contact the Management Office to schedule an appointment. A sitting fee to cover paint clean up and insurance oversight may apply.
  • Artist groups wishing to paint on Campus, for leisure or profit, need to schedule in advance for event and parking coordination.  A sitting fee to cover paint clean up and insurance oversight may apply.
  • For safety reasons, painting in or on top of the parking decks is prohibited.

Drones and Quadcopters

The flying of Drones and Quadcopters is prohibited at American Tobacco to include Campus interior, Diamond View Park and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.  A formal policy is being reviewed by our risk management and legal team.

Group Visits

American Tobacco is a very busy place for both business and entertainment activities.  Group visits need to be coordinated and confirmed in advance of arrival.  Fees and insurance may apply depending on the nature of the group activity.

Initial items required include start time, end time, # of people, parking needs (bus/car), description of group activity. (ex: Scavenger hunts, photography classes, school and church groups, painting groups, etc.) 


American Tobacco Events
(919­) 744-3600

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