Brand Ya Flava Resources: A List of Black Stock Photography Sites
Hey Flava Peeps,
Here’s a list of Black Stock Photography sites I’ve collected over the years I’ve been doing graphic design and visual branding. Some of these are free, some offer paid subscriptions, and some require attribution which means you gotta give the photographer or content creators credit. I will indicate which ones are free, paid or attributed by the link. This is not a complete list because there may be other stock photography sites out there that have a sizable amount of photos of Black people that are quality, but I’m still searching as I work.
If you know a quality site that is not on this list or you would like to recommend your own site for this list, please feel free to contact me here. Please continue to come back to this list as I update it with the latest sites I find or are suggested.
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List of Black Stock Photography Sites
CreateHer (http://www.createherstock.com/) Created for Black women; Black-Owned, Subscription-Based.
WOCinTech (https://www.flickr.com/photos/wocintechchat/) Photos for Women of Color in Tech; Black-Owned. Attribution Required
Stocksy (https://www.stocksy.com/) Photos, videos, and film. Paid site – Standard and Extended licenses available.
TONL ( https://tonl.co/) Created for diverse people of color across the diaspora; Black-Owned; Subscription-Based
Blend (https://www.blendimages.com/) Royalty-Free Images. Paid Site – Standard and Extended licenses available.
Lola | 50 Shades of Black Stock (https://50shadesofblackstock.com/) Created for Women of Color. Black-Owned. Paid Site.
Getty Images (Higher end photography and recent events) Paid Site in Packs per amount.
Shutterstock (http://www.shutterstock.com/s/african-american/search.html) Paid site – Standard, Extended Licenses, and Subscriptions
123rf (http://www.123rf.com/) Refine your search by model-African American. Paid site -Standard, Extended Licenses, Packs and Subscriptions
IStockPhoto (http://www.istockphoto.com/) Ran by Getty Images. Paid Site by Credits and Subscriptions.
Free Digital Photos (http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/) Search African-American; Small sizes are free with attribution required- larger sizes paid.
https://www.stocksy.com/Royalty Free Images at Can Stock Photo (Search for African-American) Note: *This is an affiliate link* Paid Site by Credits and Subscriptions
PicNoi (http://picnoi.com/) Created for people of color. Free stock royalty-free for personal and commercial use.
Brwn Stock Imaging (https://www.brwnstockimaging.com/) Created for Women of Color. Black Owned. A La Carte Pricing and Subscriptions.
Eye for Ebony ( https://www.eyeforebony.com) Created for People of Color. Black Owned. Custom Brand Photography available. Free Image pack. A la Carte Pricing.
Creative Market Design assets from images, vectors, templates and more from independent creators. A la Carte Pricing. Standard and Extended Licences.
Unsplash Photos (https://unsplash.com/) Free Images & Photos. Free for Commercial Use. No attribution required but it is helpful to give photographers exposure.