Representation Matters: A Collection of Diverse Stock Image Resources

This is by no means a comprehensive collection of diverse images. But, it’s a start and hopefully a good resource for people to remember when using photos in professional or personal posts. Representation matters. Help be a part of the change to make that happen.

One of the pieces of feedback I hear from people is that they don’t know where to find diverse images to use. Well, no more excuses. This blog post is a resource with lots of links to get you started.

Disclaimer 1: always check the resources for permissible usage for your needs.
Disclaimer 2: not all of these sites are free, check before using.

Note 1: I will update this blog post as I find new resources and have time.
[Last updated June 13, 2021.]
Note 2: Be sure to search within each site for diverse images, as many have large repositories of diverse photos in their collection.

Let all people see themselves in the careers they want to have!

▪ AI Generated Photos
https://generated.photos/faces

▪ Alamy Arab Photos
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/arab-men.html
Note: The URL says “arab-men” but there are Arab women on that site.

▪ Alamy Non-Binary Photos
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/non-binary-gender.html

▪ Bantu Photos — Authentic African Photos
https://www.bantuphotos.com/

▪ Black Illustrations
www.blackillustrations.com

▪ CanStock Photos Arabic
https://www.canstockphoto.com/images-photos/arabic.html

▪ CreateHER Stock —
Your Destination for Authentic Stock Images Featuring Melanated Women
https://createherstock.com/

▪ Creative Commons
https://oldsearch.creativecommons.org/

▪ Disability Images
https://www.disabilityimages.com/

▪ Disability Inclusive Stock Photography

▪ Disabled and Here: Black, Indigenous, people of color
https://affecttheverb.com/collection/

▪ Diversity Photos
https://diversityphotos.com/

▪ Gender Spectrum Collection: Stock Photos Beyond the Binary
https://genderphotos.vice.com/

▪ ImageFinder
https://imagefinder.co/
(contains some NSFW images)

▪ iStock by Getty Images — Diverse Families
https://www.istockphoto.com/photos/diverse-family

▪ Iwaria — specializes in African imagery, which includes landscapes and cultures as well as people.
https://iwaria.com/category/people/

▪ The Jopwell Collection — Vol. 1:
Free Stock Images Of Our Community At Work
https://jopwell.pixieset.com/thejopwellcollection/

▪ Jopwell Latinx Collection
https://www.jopwell.com/thewell/posts/jopwell-launches-latinx-stock-photo-collection

▪Mocha Stock — quality images featuring people of color
https://www.mochastock.com/

▪ Muslim Girl Collection on Getty Images
https://www.gettyimages.com/search/photographer?assettype=image&family=creative&license=rf&photographer=muslim%20girl&sort=best#license

▪ Nappy
https://www.nappy.co/

▪ NativeStock Pictures — leading supplier of Indian Country images
https://nativestock.com/famain.asp?customerId=27&sKey=XEWPV34W

▪ Noun Project Photos
https://blog.thenounproject.com/introducing-noun-project-photos-35d92bc95ab7

▪ Pexels
https://www.pexels.com/

▪ Pexels Latino Hispanic Photos https://www.pexels.com/search/latino%20hispanic/Pixabayhttps://pixabay.com/

▪ Pixerf — Asia’s Fastest-Growing Asian Stock Photo Site
https://pixerf.com

▪ Raw Pixel
https://www.rawpixel.com/?sort=shuffle&page=1&feed=creative-feed

▪ SheBold Stock
https://www.sheboldstock.com/

▪ Shutterstock Hispanic Tech Images https://www.shutterstock.com/search/hispanic+tech

▪ Slides Carnival
https://www.slidescarnival.com/

▪ TONL — Culturally Diverse Stock Photos
https://tonl.co/

▪ UK Black Tech
https://ukblacktech.com/stockphotos/

▪Unsplash
https://unsplash.com/

▪ WOCinTech
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wocintechchat/albums

“Plant the seed of possibility!” — Lupita Nyong’o

Source: Disabled And Here, Photo by Chona Kasinger

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