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stock photography resource list

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1. Pixabay: A huge database of public domain images

2. New Old Stock: Vintage photos from the public archives

3. Unsplash: 10 new high-quality photos released every 10 days. Released under the CC0 license.

4. Foodie’s Feed: High-res food images. Free to use without attribution; however, the may not be resold.

5. Death to the Stock Photo: Free images for commercial use. Delivered monthly to your inbox. You do not have the right to claim these photos as your own.

6. Magdeleine: One free high-res photo every day (and access to a full repository of images). Use the handy filter to find images that are either public domain or require attribution.

7. Public Domain Archive: All images are completely free for personal or commercial use, no link or attribution required. I personally use this for my latest startup Due for some of the amazing whitepaper images that we’re putting together for the big launch.

8. Good Free Photos: Public domain images taken by the owner of the site. Offers some good location-based images.

9. Free Range Stock: Free high-res images, registration required. It is suggested you link back to the site and give credit to the photographer, but it isn’t required. You cannot resell, distribute, or claim ownership of the images.

10. Pickup Image: 
Searchable database of public domain images.

11. Photogen: Free for personal or commercial use, but not suitable for resale or redistribution.

12. Gratisography: Free collection of amazing images taken by photographer Ryan McGuire. All photos provided under CC0.

13. Skitterphoto: License-free photos, free to use under CC0.

14. Life of Pix: High-quality, public domain images with no copyright restrictions.

15. Pexels: Searchable database of CC0 images.

16. Morgue File: A huge repository of free photos. You’re free to use the images for personal or commercial purposes, but you cannot claim ownership of them.

17. SplitShire: Free photos with no copyright restrictions.

18. 1 Million Free Pictures: Free amateur public domain images. What they sometimes lack in quality they make up for in quantity.

19. pdpics: Public domain images taken by their in-house team of photographers.

20. RadComms Press & Resource Lists: Resource list from the Radical Communicators team

21. EDUimages: free library of photos celebrating students—and the educators who teach them—in seven schools across the United States.

BIPOC specific

22. Tonl: TONL seeks to transform the idea of stock photography by displaying images of diverse people and their stories around the world. Our voices and visibility matter. Photography and storytelling can help humanize and hopefully diminish the stereotypes and prejudice against black and brown people, especially. We wanted to challenge the stale, homogenous look of traditional stock photography by showcasing the many ethnic backgrounds of every day people.

23. Nappy: nappy was launched to provide beautiful, high-res photos of black and brown people to startups, brands, agencies, and everyone else. Nappy makes it easy for companies to be purposeful about representation in their designs, presentations, and advertisements.

24. Jopwell: The Jopwell Collection is an album of more than 100 free-to-download stock photos featuring leaders in the Jopwell community – social entrepreneurs, editors, techies, financial analysts, recruiters, marketers, student leaders, and even an Olympian – at work.

25. CreateHerStock: Authentic stock photography featuring melanated women

26. UK Black Tech: highlights black tech workforce

27. Picnoi: Diverse multiracial representation ranging from portrait shots to product interaction

28. poc stock: Discovery beautiful images of people of color.

29. getty nosotros collection

30. last fotos project: Las Fotos Project’s mission is to elevate the voices of teenage girls and gender-expansive youth from communities of color through photography and mentoring, empowering them to channel their creativity for the benefit of themselves, their community, and future careers.

31. Diverse and Inclusive Stock Photography & Illustration

LGBTQIA+ specific

32. Queer in Tech: Free flickr collection of queer individuals in the tech industry

33. Vice Gender Spectrum Collection: The Gender Spectrum Collection is a stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models that go beyond the clichés. This collection aims to help media better represent members of these communities as people not necessarily defined by their gender identities—people with careers, relationships, talents, passions, and home lives.

34: Disabled & Here #LGBTQ+: This stock library is a disability-led effort to provide free and inclusive images from our own perspective, with photos and illustrations celebrating disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC).


35. Disabled & Here: Disability led stock collection featuring disabled bipoc

35. Disability In: Disability inclusive stock photography to the public.

Plus Size specific

36. Can We All Go

Age Positive specific

37. Centre for Ageing Better