Where To Find More Diverse Stock Photos

Where To Find More Diverse Stock Photos
Facebook may have decided that you shouldn’t see the news, but we think you deserve to be in the know with Lifehacker Australia’s content. To sign up for our daily newsletter covering the latest news, hacks and reviews, head HERE. For a running feed of all our stories, follow us on Twitter HERE. Or you can bookmark the Lifehacker Australia homepage to visit whenever you need a fix.

It’s easy to find stock photos of slim white people doing stereotypical activities — women laughing alone with salad and that sort of thing. If that isn’t what you’re looking for, may we suggest some of these sites that break the mould?

Photo by @_willpower_ at Nappy.co

Nappy

Photo by @eyeforebony at Nappy.co

Photo by @eyeforebony at Nappy.co

The site: Nappy.co

What you’ll find: “Beautiful, hi-res images of black and brown people. For free.”

Permissions: These photos are available under a Creative Commons Zero licence, so no strings attached. Linking back to Nappy and the photographer is recommended, but not required.

Women of Colour in Tech

Photo from #WoCinTech chat.

Photo from #WoCinTech chat.

The site: #WoCinTech chat Flickr photo group

What you’ll find: Photos of people at computers — but all the images feature women and non-binary people of colour. (Many are tech professionals in real life.)

Permissions: Creative Commons Attribution licence. Use these photos however you want, as long as you credit #WoCinTech chat.

Stocky Bodies

Photo by Isaac Brown/Stocky Bodies

Photo by Isaac Brown/Stocky Bodies

The Site: Stocky Bodies

What you’ll find: Plus size people doing normal people things, not just sitting on couches looking lazy. Sadly, the images themselves are on the smaller side.

Licence: You’re granted permission to use the image without modification, as long as you credit Stocky Bodies.