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The Nobel Foundation can unfortunately not grant permissions to use portrait photos of the Nobel Laureates of 1901-2006 due to copyright restrictions. We refer you to a photo agency such as Sciencephoto.com, Scanpix, Reuters, Associated Press, Getty Images or Agence France Presse to make your enquiry for other photos. Where applicable, the university or institution to which the Laureates were affiliated at the time of the award may be of assistance in providing photos. Please find information regarding such affiliations in the biographical information of each Nobel Laureate.
Starting in 2007, most of the official Nobel portraits on Nobelprize.org are taken in Stockholm, with full copyright held by the Nobel Foundation. Please contact us if you wish to inquire about editorial use of these photos.
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No, you have to ask for permission from the Nobel Foundation.