Olivia Parker
May 21, 2019

Can better stock pictures eliminate stereotypes?

Stock picture houses and media companies are making more efforts to use photos that represent a broader spectrum of people, particularly women, than they have in the past. But while this could have big implications for advertising, there may still be a lot of work to do.

Images from Getty's #ShowUs collection (Credits, clockwise from top left: Natalie McComas / Shiho Fukada / Chen Shiyuan / Jasmine Lin / #ShowUs / Getty Images)

A scroll through Getty’s Project ShowUs, a collection of over 5,000 stock images launched with Dove in March to help promote diversity, is an uncommon experience. The pictures were taken by members of the female photographer group Girlgaze and depict female models they chose themselves, typically their own family members or friends. The models, who come from 39 different countries and were asked to pick the search terms that would help Getty customers to find their...

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