Ultimate List of Diverse Stock Photo Resources
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License: Attribution-NoDerivatives
I've only included sites with a range of quality stock images suitable for female-identifying, socially concious, ethical and creative business owners & bloggers: Pay-for, Freemium & Free, incl Public Domain
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Name + Link
# of elements
# of artists
Black woman
Blk biz woman^
First nations***
LGBT{QIA}
Disability
Mature woman
Plus size woman
FREE?
Royalty-free
Selective?
Diverse photos*
Diverse %**
Photos
Video
Audio
Illustrations
Graphics
Fonts
Icons
Themes
Templates
3D
Code
Add-ons
Cost {may not include EU-VAT}Licence
Notes {*Affliate link - I only share products I love}
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#KEY: My Favourites
Affordability
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Most creative
Good/powerful search: +
Notes. FYI I write in my mother tongue - British English
Under $40 per image highlighted green (not including VAT)
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Highly creative
Can filter by ethnicity ++
(Brackets: if search results not matching fully, eg lots of white people / icons show up)
*Based on: 1 star for effort and 2 stars for over 100,000 images
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Mixed creative quality
^Search term: "Black business woman"
**% of their catalogue, based on the term "black women"
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Very mixed & some poor creative quality
***Expect to see some cultural appropriation!
(lower price in brackets is for images possibly too small for blogs)
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PHOTO IMAGE SEARCH RESULTS
X = RM (& RF)
12 - 41% - Percentages of people of colour in white-majority former colonial countries - see 2nd spreadsheet
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PAY-FOR & Free - People of colour & non-white only sites. Small but mighty catalogues.
PAY-FOR & FREE
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1TonlHundredsHundreds
Small high quality catalogue - suitable for women business owners
some$üü¶¶100.00%ü$20 per image /$29+ 15+ images subscriptionLicence
Creative & empowering + lifestyle shots. Great personal Narratives.
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1ColorstockHundreds175+
Small high quality catalogue - suitable for women business owners
$Xü¶¶100.00%ü$20 per image /$250 exclusiveLicence
By people of diverse backgrounds. Reality, empowerment.
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1Brwn Stock ImagingHundreds80+
Small high quality catalogue - suitable for women business owners
$Xü¶¶100.00%ü$25 web /$45 web + printLicence
Empowering, real, everyday + styled shots. Founded by photographer & WOC Porsha Antalan.
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1CreateHER Stock1300+
Cannot search, but suitable for women business owners
$0+ü¶¶100.00%ü
$7 per month all access (100+ Free for subscribers) /Custom
Licence
Creative & empowering shots + stock styled flat lays - very affordable pricing. Custom service available
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1Color U BoldHundreds
Cannot search, but suitable for women business owners
$0+ü¶¶100.00%ü
$20pm 50 images & 400+ (50 Free for subscribers) /Custom
Bright, colourful brand stock styled flat lays + women of colour. Custom service available
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1PichaThousands130+
Small high quality catalogue - suitable for women business owners
$$Xü¶¶100.00%ü$35pm for $50 spend /$25 ($10) - $500 per image
Photos from African countries, incl business stock images. Contributors make 40%
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1Mocha StockThousands1300+1000+
Small high quality catalogue - suitable for women business owners
$$üü¶¶100.00%üüü$11+ 1+ credits /$99pm 10 images subscriptionLicenceDiverse photos for brands & businesses
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1Pixels in ColorHundreds40+40$$üü¶¶100.00%ü$20 - $80 (10 - 40 free for subscribers)LicenceFun lifestyle photos - great for bloggers
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1Brown Girl Bloggers120+100
Small curated, high quality catalogue of free & paid stock
$üü¶¶100.00%ü
Free & from $1 per photo; $15.14pm 15 photos + member benefits
LicenceFun blogger lifestyle photos
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1Klaud9 ++ (Asia)Thousands
(9k business women)
sparse1703.2k$$üü¶¶100.00%ü
SGD $24 ($9.90) - $606 per image /$89+ bulk buy + market freeze ($2,000 - 6,000)
Licence
Good range & quality + great search incl location & ethnicity. Photographers earn up to 60%.
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1NativeStock Pictures150,000N/AN/A
Native Americans & First Nations
$?ü¶¶100.00%üü
On request - must be registered & logged in to request
First Nation people only. Any fees earned are shared 50/50 with Marilyn's native models.
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2Aboriginal ImagesHundredsN/AN/A
Aboriginal people in Canada
$$ü¶¶100.00%ü$15 - $35 LicenceFirst Nation people only
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2Fotoarabia56,9006,8002,000$$üü¶¶100.00%ü$60 -$320Licence
Middle Eastern and Arabic -themed images; - some suitable business-related pics
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2Asia Images GroupThousands
(1.3k business womenn)
$?üü¶¶100.00%üMust be logged inCustom
Asia & East Asia - some suitable business-related pics
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2Salam StockThousands(1.5k)(2k)$0+üü¶¶100.00%ü200 free images /$2 - $45Licence
Muslim experience - some suitable business-related pics
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1WOCinTech - FreeHundredsHundreds
Small high quality catalogue - suitable for women business owners
üüü¶¶100.00%üFree - copy, distribute & display with attribution.
Women of colour in tech. Natural photos. Attribution required
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1Jopwell CollectionHundredsHundreds
Small high quality catalogue - suitable for women business owners
üüü¶¶100.00%üFree - copy, distribute & display with attribution.
Natural workplace photos of Jopwell community at work. Attribution required.
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1Nappy100+50+
Small high quality catalogue - suitable for women business owners
üüü¶¶100.00%üFreeLicence
Fashion-forward portraits of young black people. No attribution required
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1Picnoi - FreeHundreds40+
Small high quality catalogue - suitable for women business owners
üüü¶¶100.00%üDownload whole catalogue $50 /FreeLicence
Natural & fashion portraits of black people of all ages. Coop of photographers. No attribution required.
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PAY-FOR - Marketplaces & sites with the highest quality of diverse, suitable stock images
PAY-FOR
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1Shutterstock ++152,000,0002,400,000285,0005k to 51k30,30066,300650,00019,200$$üü¶¶1.92%üüüü
$24pm 10 images /$37 5 images on demand /$75pm 50 images
Licence
Highest quantity of women of colour + reasonable prices + can search via ethnicity & within portfolios
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Getty Images ++200,000,000200,0001,400,00083,000
10k to 60k
77,600139,000360,0009,400$$$Xü¶¶0.70%üüü
$150 ($50) - $485 Royalty Free / $$$-$$$$+ Rights-managed RM
Licence
Very diverse. Expensive. {watch out for Getty Images and others licensing photos which are freely available in the public domain}
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2Adobe Stock +90,000,0001,330,000212,0003k - 33k7k (17k)33,700286,00010,900$$Xü¶¶1.48%üüüüü
$25pm 10 images /$60pm 40 images; subscriptions only
Licence
Great photos for creatives. Built into other Adobe products. 1st month free.
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Age of StockMillions916,000105,000(5k - 35k)31,00037,000619,00026,000$$üü¶¶üüü£10 to £500 ($12 - $640) per image Licence
High quality & quantity, though photos cannot be filtered from all images, vectors etc
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3123RF +84,000,000300,000832,000150,0003k - 25k9,60035,400340,0008,700$+üü¶¶0.99%üüüüü
$6+ each: $33 5 pack /$23 credits /$75pm 150 images pm /promo offers
LicenceGreat subscription prices for high usage
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iStock + (Getty Images)
125,000,000770,000100,0002k - 49k41,50054,100260,00029,600$$üü¶¶0.62%üüü
£9-£25 ($12-$32) per image /£25+ 3 credits or 10 images subscription
Licence
Many photos are exclusive to their website + great search facility incl "more images like this"
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Think Stock + (Getty Images)
590,00073,8001k - 36k16,90040,300161,60028,200$$üü¶¶üüü$35+ /$100 30 images subscriptionLicenceCan re-use photos over & over
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Deposit Photos ++60,000,000215,00036,000(23k)12,400(24.5k)260,00010,900$$ü
Slightly
¶¶0.36%üüü$29+pm 30 images subscription /$49+ 10 imagesLicenceFree 7-day trial; unused downloads rollover
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Inmagine ++Millions170,40027,000(1k - 13k)
400 (8k gay)
7,000187,400701$$$üü¶¶ü$175+ per imageLicenceHigh quality images, partner of 123RF.
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Photodune (Envato Market)
9,000,000168,00035,500sparse230(1k)32,300sparse$üü¶¶1.86%üüüüüüüüüüüü$5+ /subscriptionLicenceBiggest choice of elements - see Envato Market
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Superstock134,00020,600(22k)2,000(1.6k)155,000300$$Xü¶¶ü£89 per imageCustomAuthentic, natural images here
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Masterfile +Millions121,80028,8001k - 13.5k3,2008,000319,9004,900$$Xü¶¶ü
£39 (£12) - £1000+/ £40pm+ 50 images subscription
Licence
International languages, diverse, natural images
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Pond5 +14,800,000(444k)(78k)
(1.8k - 17.7k)
4,30014,000(232k)5,800
$-$$$
üü¶¶
1.5 - 3%
üüüüüü
£2 - £500 ($3 - $640) per image /£80+ ($100+) subscription
Licence
Wide range of prices. High quality stock. Specialise in video
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Phocal (++)Millions(278k)(38k)(50k)$$$Xüüü$$$ Hundreds+Custom
Based in Dubai, formally arabianEYE. Diverse, but expensive. Partners with Magnum, Blend, Alamy, Reuters and others.
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6Blend ++60,50014,300(11k)4001,10044,700170$+Xü¶¶ü
$20 ($5) - $1400 per image /Free monthly shoot for subscribers
Licence
Setting out to caputre natural, diverse images. 50% royalties to photographers. Powerful search.
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Media Bakery++10,000,000(50k)(39.7k)(19k)1,20013,000(50k)(4k)$$$Xü0.50%üüü
$49-$500+ per image /Packs /Promos /Free via Tumblr
Licence
High quality, diverse images + can search via ethnicity. 20 free every week via their Tumblr account.
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Image Source ++1,250,00054,50013,000(8k)2,8002,600100,397360$$Xü¶¶4.36%üü£45 - £450 per image /bundles availableLicence
Highly diverse & authentic range for editorial + entrepreneurs.
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Dissolve2,000,000(48k)(9.7k)(8.4k)3002,900(90k)300$$Xü¶¶2.40%üü$50 - $500 per image ($10 - $19 small selection)Licence
Collection of diverse, creative images from providers, such as Caia, Cavan, Hero and others. Also video.
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5Stocksy ++29,9003,200sparse1,3001,0309,500300$+üü¶¶üü$15+ per imageLicence
They're a cooperative - artists get 50 - 75%. Highly diverse, empowing & creative images + Free Creative Research team + content is exclusive
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Alamy +105,000,00060,000
32k (500k)
50,400
13k to 16k
61,00014k - 51k245,5009,300$$üü¶¶0.48%üüü
£35.99 ($46+) per image; /£215.99 ($277) pack of 10
Custom
Give 50% to photographers & source content from 173 countries
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9Canva2,225,500+
41k "African"; 10k "Afro"
(0.8k)sparse6004,200(5.1k)420$0+üX1.84%üü$1 per image / $9.95pm subscriptionCustom
Free design tool with access to premium elements and 74,000+ photos (mostly high quality; search facility ok): canva.com/photos/
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Plain Picture ++36,2006,400(1.1k)5001,20016,400sparse$$$üüü£95 - £865+ per imageLicence
Very creative, high quality, diverse images + can search via ethnicity.
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8Creative Market1,500,00022,40030,5003,400(0.3k)146sparse5,400300$0+üü2.03%üüüüüüüüü
$5 - $25+ per image /6 Free goods weekly for subscribers
Licence
Creators get 70%. Free goods every week. See my collection 340+ images of {Business} Women on colour on Creative Market
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Matton Images13,000,00030,5005,300(4k)900 "gay"3,10039,100300$üü0.00%üüüüü
$80 - $300 per image ($20+ per image /subscriptions)
LicenceBetter selection on premium setting.
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7Twenty2045,000,000300,00023,800sparseHundreds1,400sparse
1k older woman
200+$$üü0.05%üü$149pm+ 10 images to $3349pa 600 images/yearLicence
High quality images. Great collections. 194 black woman collections, eg Beautiful & black, black families.
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EyeEmMillions20,000,000(24k)(0.2k)(0.2k)(0.4k)(0.2k)(4.1k)sparse$$üüü$20 social /$50 web /$250 full per imageLicenceGood quality image + good collections
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500px (Adobe partner)80,000,0008,000,000(17k)2,700sparse400450sparse$$$Xüü$50 - $300 per imageCustomCan hire them
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Stock Unlimited800,0003,000500sparsesparse5,200sparse$+ü0.38%üüüü$19+ unlimited subscription ($9 promo offer)Licence
Backed by 123RF & Inmagine investors. Good quality images.
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PhotoAlto AgencyThousands2,900(0.4k)sparse1004,900$$üüü€49 to €250+CustomEuropean agency & styling
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Lean In by Getty Images ++
16,0002,3001,000sparse360503,000sparse$$$Xü¶¶14.33%üPremium pricesLicencePricing personalised & rights managed
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Cavan ++Thousands1,00060015085030020050$$$üüü$125 - $500 per imageLicence
Fantastic shots - highly diverse & creative. Can search via ethnicity + they have collections like "Diverse" & "pride".
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Goto - Foto ++1,1001,200$$Xüü£95 - £500 per imageCustomHigh quality images + can search via ethnicity
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Focused CollectionThousands(1.8k)(0.3k)(0.1k)1171,400$$Xüü$49 - $449 LicenceGood collections, eg "Wayfaring"
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You Work For Them221,000500+
(400 - 1.2k)
<100<100828$$Xü0.54%üüüüüüüü
$15 - $575 per image /1k+ Free elements for subscribers
Licence
High quality images & other elements. Founded 2001 by designers. Scroll to footer to subscribe for 1000+ free elements.
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Photocase +Thousands
500 "afro"
sparse(0.1k)
400 "gay"
170sparse$üüü€10/€15/€20/€50 /$49+ 25 credits - save 50%Licence
40-60% goes to photographers. Highly creative images
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Erickson StockThousands
Hundreds in most categories - # not available, scroll search results
80$$$XüüüFrom $500+ per imageCustom
High quality images. Owned & run by designers.
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Caia ImageMillions760300(0.3k)<100<1007000$$$Xüüü£99 (£40) - £400 per imageCustomGood quality but pricey images
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Image Folk90,000,000
(3.5k - 750k)
hundreds
(3.5k - 406k)
$$$Xüü$40 - $600+ per imageLicence
Only 35 million out of 90 million images online. 100% Australian owned and operated. Can take commissions.
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Austock Photo
Hundreds
(0.2k)35058030
$-$$$
üüü10AUD ($7.90) - 600AUD ($475) per imageLicence
Natural, quality shots. 100% independent. Australian. Refuse to stock Aboriginal sacred sites, including indigenous rock art. Photographers receive 50-75% royalties.
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Bloguettes Stock that Rocks
Hundreds
Some diversity, high quality, cannot get quantities
$$üüü$10 per image / $75 per month for 45 imagesLicence
High quality, natural shots - great for bloggers. Founded by WOC Lorena Garcia & Sakura Considine.
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OffSet (Shutterstock)Thousands
Lower quantities, but high quality
460$$$Xüü$300+ per photoLicence
Premium curated images by award-winning artists
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Glasshouse ImagesThousands
Lower quantities, but high quality
$$$Xüü$50 - $600+ per imageCustomPremium curated images
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Robert Harding
Travel, nature, environmental & wildlife
$$$Xüü£60 - £450 per imageCustomPremium curated images
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4 Corners Images
Travel photography
$$$Xüü£100 (£40) - £500+ per imageCustomPremium curated images
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SnapwireThousands437,000
More diversity on paid site; search not great
$0+üüü$5 - $500 per image /$99+ sub /Free TumblrLicence
Photographers get 50 - 70% Submissions & marketplace available on paid site.
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Stock Took a Pic78,20031,000
Search facility not great
sparse$Xüü
$8.25 per month, unlimited access; subscriptions only
Licence
Interesting photos - a bit different + search by similar colours; Took a Pic is a photo community of 31k people
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The Hungry JpegHundreds
More fonts & illustrations, not many photos
$üüüüüüüüü$1 - $30 photos /monthly bundlesLicence70% to creators. Good quality images
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Big Stock Photo + (Shutterstock)
55,000,000960,000170,0001k to 22k10,90034,000434,0009,200$$üü¶¶2.54%üü
£59pm ($75) for 150 images per month / £30+ ($38) 10+ credits
Licence
Free 7-day trial with 35 free photos + great subscription price
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Diomedia ++50,000,000
(365k; 68k African American)
(36k)(1.4k)17,500263,0002,600$$$Xü0.14%ü£150 - £500+ per imageLicenceOK creative quality
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Rex Features + (Shutterstock)
14,000,00017,700
Celebrity & editorial photos
5,00018,000400$$$Xüü$$$+CustomEditorial & celebrity images - agency
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Stockfresh +millions(160k)
thousands
(3k)1,0004,80064,0002,000$Xüüü$30+/pm 10 images subscriptionLicence
Give 50%+ to photographers, but search facility could be improved
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Diverse Stock Photos4,700
Plus-size models + LGBT & women of colour. Tricky to see quantities.
$üüü$5 - $50 per imageLicence
Plus-size models + LGBTQIA, women of colour
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Disability ImagesThousands154(0.2k)
Thousands
0.5k$$üüü$40+ per image /bulk buy discountsCustom
Focus on photos of real people with disabilities enjoying life
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PhotoabilityThousands(0.3k)(0.3k)
Thousands
(0.3k)$$Xüü$255 3 months /$54 30 creditsCustom
Focus on photos of real people with disabilities enjoying life
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Graphic Stock +150,000
Cannot get quantities
$üüüüü$49 1xmonth access /$99+ per yearLicenceOK image selection
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Colourbox22,500,00050,000
28k african american woman
7k african american woman
{2,600}(9k)72,0003,000$üü0.12%üü€9.50 per image /€30+pm 10 images subscriptionLicence
Ok image quality, some nudity/sexual poses, low prices
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CreStock2,500,000(44k)7,700(1.1k)$+üü$1+ per image/$10+ credits/$199pm subscriptionLicenceOK image selection
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Fotosearch(767k)(1.5k)(0.4k)(2.8k)(46k)(4.7k)100$+üü$3+ ($25+ premium) per imageCustom
Images are quite small dimensions, not very natural - first few pages were mostly sexy poses
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Stock Photo Secrets3,000,000
(thousands, some nudity)
(1.9k)$$üüüü$37pm 25 images /$99per year+ 200 images LicenceReasonable image selection + prices
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FREE & FREEMIUM - watch out for the adverts on some! Credit the photographer where possible.
FREE/MIUM
No attribution required, unless stated.
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1StockSnap.ioThousands
(2.7k) "African American woman"
sparsesparseüüüüMade by Snappa /FreeLicenceNatural, high quality images.
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2Unsplash200,00041,872
464 "African American woman" collections
sparse200sparseüüüüFree - search "African American woman"Licence
Great quality of images. Large catalogue. View my Women of colour collection
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3CreateHER Stock1300+
Cannot search, but suitable for women business owners
$0+ü¶¶100.00%ü
$7 per month all access (100+ Free for subscribers)
Licence
Creative & empowering shots + stock styled flat lays - very affordable pricing
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4WOCinTechHundredsHundreds
Small catalogue - suitable for women business owners
üüü¶¶100.00%üFreeLicence
Women of colour in tech. Natural photos. Attribution required
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5Jopwell CollectionHundredsHundreds
Small high quality catalogue - suitable for women business owners
üüü¶¶100.00%üFree - copy, distribute & display with attribution.
Natural workplace photos of Jopwell community at work. Attribution required.
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6Nappy100+50+
Small high quality catalogue - suitable for women business owners
üüü¶¶100.00%üFreeLicence
Fashion-forward portraits of young black people. No attribution required
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7PicnoiHundreds40+
Small catalogue - some on browsing
üüü¶¶100.00%üDownload whole catalogue $50 /FreeLicence
Natural & fashion portraits of black people of all ages. Coop of photographers. No attribution required.
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8Pixels in ColorHundreds40+40$$üü¶¶100.00%ü$20 - $80 (10 - 40 free for subscribers)LicenceFun lifestyle photos - great for bloggers
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9Color U BoldHundreds
Cannot search, but suitable for women business owners
$0+ü¶¶100.00%ü
$20pm 50 images + 400+ (50 Free for subscribers)
Bright, colourful brand stock styled flat lays + women of colour
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10Salam StockThousands{1500}{2000}$0+üü¶¶100.00%ü200 free images /$2 - $45Licence
Muslim experience - some suitable business-related pics
100
11RawpixelHundredsHandfulHandfulHandfulHandful$0+üüü
*Some free for subscribers. Bundles. Premium $5+
Licence
*Great quality images - focus on diversity. See their World Face project. Small, but special catalogue
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