Tonight, I share a snippet of blogger Constance Lynn Hummel’s The Business of Helping blog post summarizing inclusive and diverse stock photography sites.
Here is a snippet of why she curated this list:
A simple way to make a difference and take a stand for equality is through respectful and accurate representation online. If you choose to use pictures of people on your website or blog posts, using pictures that accurately represent the world and our diverse clients can be a small tangible action. Although there are many photos available for free from various general stock photography sites (see this post for a list of free sites and for why you shouldn’t use google images to find photos), these photos can sometimes be stigmatizing and full of stereotypes.
Her list includes:
Aboriginal Stock Images – A collection of photos, videos, and illustrations depicting Aboriginal life in Canada
Native Stock Pictures – Comprehensive image collection on Native American First Nations Cultures
GenderBlend from Getty Images – A collection featuring non-gender conforming individuals, transgendered individuals and individuals in non-traditional gender roles.
LeanIn from Getty Images – A collection featuring individuals of all genders in non-traditional gender roles.
CreateHER Stock – Authentic Stock images featuring Women of Color by Women of Color
Color Stock – Images of Black, Asian, Latinx, and other ethnically-diverse people at work and at play, reflecting their nuanced lives in realistic ways. All genders.
Blend Images – Offers great selection of photos for People of Colour and all genders including those who are non-gender conforming.
Picnoi – Diverse multi-racial images for Women of Colour available for free.
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And for more here is a list of other websites that have rounded up the dozens of free stock photography sites (over 100) and including Picnoi, a site I am invested in, in their respective roundup:
Influ – 100 Free Stock Sites (Poland)
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