Creative Boom: A growing resource for the creative industry of free stock images of the war in Ukraine

This is from a few weeks ago, but I missed it and it’s too good to skip. Creative Boom: A growing resource for the creative industry of free stock images of the war in Ukraine. “The Say No to War image collection has been created by Vista’s Kyiv-based Depositphotos and VistaCreate, as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine. Anyone can download the stock photographs for their blogs, publications, social media or even design projects and help show the world the impact of war inside the Eastern European country.”

Bloomberg: Getty Images to Go Public in Deal With CC Neuberger SPAC

Bloomberg: Getty Images to Go Public in Deal With CC Neuberger SPAC. “The deal values the Seattle-based licensing provider of stock and news photos at $4.8 billion including debt, according to a statement Friday. The agreement with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II involves a total equity investment of $1.2 billion. That includes funds raised by the special purpose acquisition company and a $150 million private investment in public equity, or Pipe.”

MEDIA ADVISORY: Physics Digital Images Available for Free from AIP Niels Bohr Library & Archives (American Institute of Physics)

American Institute of Physics: MEDIA ADVISORY: Physics Digital Images Available for Free from AIP Niels Bohr Library & Archives. “Trying to find the right image for a scientific story can be daunting. The American Institute of Physics’ Niels Bohr Library & Archives is making it easier to locate that visual impact for a news piece. More than 28,000 digital images from the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives are available for free to anyone who is searching for historic images of labs and researchers, headshots, and candid photos of physical scientists with their co-workers, families, and friends. The new, searchable location of the photos also houses manuscripts, publications, audiovisual materials, and more from the Niels Bohr Library & Archives.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: What Does a College Student Look Like? Stock Images From the Quad Are Getting an Update.

Chronicle of Higher Education: What Does a College Student Look Like? Stock Images From the Quad Are Getting an Update.. “For decades, a disproportionate number of stock images have portrayed the experience of one kind of student: the 18- to 22-year-old attending a residential four-year college. But all those fresh-faced kids on tree-shaded quads are, in fact, the minority. (Did you know that only about 15 percent of undergraduates live in campus dorms?) Now, more than ever, some higher-education experts say, the world needs to see more images of students who fit a different description.”

Ōkawa Tatsuya: Japan’s Best-Known Unknown Face (Nippon)

Nippon: Ōkawa Tatsuya: Japan’s Best-Known Unknown Face. “Looking for a different kind of job, Ōkawa was surfing the Internet when he happened to come across Pakutaso, which was recruiting models. He got in touch and was soon hired, although this was a job with no pay. Pakutaso is an outfit run on a shoestring by a handful of people who draw no salaries themselves and who provide stock photos to anyone free of charge. No matter how many times Ōkawa’s photo was uploaded to the Internet, he stood to receive not a single yen. Despite that, Ōkawa felt that the Internet’s time had come. He innocently believed that the more he got his face out there, the better his job prospects would be.” This is one of those stories that leaves me fascinated and full of questions and melancholic and bone-aware of how many people there are in the world […]

Gulf Times: Islamabad-based start-up starts building online picture library

Gulf Times: Islamabad-based start-up starts building online picture library. “Pak Stock Photo is an Islamabad-based start-up that is building a library of Pakistan-centric stock images. Like pretty much everything else in the local ecosystem, they are trying to introduce an Uberised model where photographers submit their pictures and buyers purchase them, all through a digital platform.”

Lifehacker: Diversify Your Stock Photos With Broadly’s Gender Spectrum Collection

Lifehacker: Diversify Your Stock Photos With Broadly’s Gender Spectrum Collection. “Stock photos tend to lag behind the culture. They fill business photos with just men, or under-represent minorities, or only show people filling outdated cultural roles. It’s an issue we run into a lot at Lifehacker, where we have to illustrate upwards of 15 posts every day on a limited photo budget, and want to represent the full range of our audience. So we’re excited about the many free photo libraries popping up that include diverse options or emphasize under-represented groups.”

Search Engine Journal: 41 Places to Find Free Images Online That You Will Actually Want to Use

Search Engine Journal: 41 Places to Find Free Images Online That You Will Actually Want to Use. “Are you tired of the same stock photos? Fortunately, free photo websites have been popping up, giving you many options to find that perfect image. Even better news: you don’t have to spend hours searching the web yourself to find these websites. I have compiled a large list of free online image sources that have photos you will actually want to use.” Decent annotation for such a long list.

PetaPixel: This Web App Lets You Build Your Own Stock Photos

I do believe this is the first thing I’ve found via MeWe (thanks, Sam R.!) PetaPixel: This Web App Lets You Build Your Own Stock Photos. “Here’s an unusual way to obtain the simple stock photo you need: Photo Creator is a web app that lets you build your own realistic stock photos. The site features thousands of models, objects, and backgrounds that you can combine into your own creations.”

G2 Crowd: 24 Stellar Sites for Free Stock Photos in 2019

G2 Crowd: 24 Stellar Sites for Free Stock Photos in 2019. “Stock photos are more than just well-dressed, clean-cut professionals ‘candidly’ laughing by the water cooler. Many stock photos are attention-grabbing, well-composed, and, ultimately, may be just what you need to spice up your social media presence or marketing collateral. That’s why we’ve developed the ultimate list of websites that offer free stock photos. When you need to spice up your marketing materials on a budget, explore the following websites and watch your visuals reap the benefits.”

Red Ferret: Gratisography – free, quirky images

Red Ferret: Gratisography – free, quirky images. “This is a free stock photo site. If you’re looking for basic business shots, this probably isn’t it. But if you’re looking for something to brighten up a project, you’ll probably find it here. It’s not a very big site but there are quite a few fun images to be had.”

Search Engine Journal: 10 Alternatives to iStock

Search Engine Journal: 10 Alternatives to iStock. “Unless you’re a skilled photographer, you probably look to stock photo websites where you can buy royalty-free images. Among the most well-known premium stock photo websites is iStock (previously known as iStockphoto), a long-standing favorite by site owners around the world…. While iStock is an excellent source, it’s not your only option to find premium stock photos.”

Medium: Medium + Unsplash

Medium: Medium + Unsplash. “Today is an exciting day for storytellers. The 400,000+ high-resolution photos on Unsplash are now available in Medium. If you’re writing a story on Medium and you want to add a photo, simply click the search icon and select the photo you want.”