Tag: diversity

Photography

How We Search It: Bodies

Discover how to search for representative imagery of real people. Images that feature bodies of all shapes and sizes on stock marketplaces. For far too long, mass media outlets have only featured thin, unrealistic representations of bodies. Ads and articles created an illusion that the only body shape worth note was the shape of runway […]

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Photo-Worthy Images of Mature Female Friendships

What characterizes today’s over-forty, female friendships? Here’s a checklist to make sure you’re not putting us out to pasture in our prime. When did drinking tea become the international symbol for women over forty? To judge by photos of “mature female friendships” (a surprisingly popular search term), you’d think that once women hit a certain […]

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ICYMI: 3 Women Filmmakers on the Rise

Women’s contributions in film are undisputed—and under-recognized. A small shout-out we hope goes a long way. It shouldn’t take International Women’s History Month to recognize the contributions and talents of women. That’s so terribly cliché and expected, right? Especially when a company or organization ghosts the efforts and celebration of women throughout the rest of […]

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Finding the Female Gaze in Photography and Media

From blockbuster films to personal photography projects, discover how the female gaze gives power back to women in the arts. As the twenty-first century has progressed, women have taken an increasingly larger hold over owning their own narrative. From filmmaking to politics to music and the like, women—who have historically been considered lesser—have progressively taken […]

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Celebrating Black History Month Through Visual Images and Footage

In honor of Black History Month, we’re shining a spotlight on these Black and African American individuals through stunning stock images. February marks Black History Month, a month of tribute to the accomplishments, contributions, and moments of the African American community. To celebrate, Shutterstock is bringing visuals that celebrate this community to the forefront through […]

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Intersectional Diversity: 500px Commercial Grant Recipients

500px is committed to providing photographers with opportunities to participate in evolving trends within commercial advertising. We not only want to provide an authentic look at global experiences, but redefine representation and drive inclusivity within commercial photography. To do this, we launched the 500px Commercial Grants program to help develop content representative of evolving trends […]