This is a really old image - from about 5 years ago but I loved that classroom (it was originally the girl's changing rooms - hence the high windows)
The link below is to a Pinterest board where I have collected ideas for you to set up staff photo boards with a difference.
Give staff - and pupils a blackboard to write their hopes for what they wish to be or have done by the end of the year!
The next Pinterest board is 'All about me' and has a collection of ideas about getting to know your new pupils.
I love the idea of drawing a camera around your window and using it as a discussion point
(This isn't my image but will happily credit if anyone know who it belongs to)
Remember Learning through a lens has a whole chapter on Photo challenges and another about using photography to find out 'All about me'