Finally, an Alternative to Clichéd Stock Photos
Goodbye, women laughing alone with salad. Leanin.org has taken on a new project which will hopefully banish some of the worse examples of stock photography from news stories about women. They’ve decided to team with Getty Images to provide alternatives to the cliched stock photos that many journalism outlets regularly use. Intentionally or not, stock photos that display girls and women engaged in stereotypically “feminine” activities contribute to a world that tells girls there are limits to the jobs they can do and the things they can achieve.
Time gathered some comparison shots of the old stock photos vs. the new photos Lean In is making available. A good example:
Buzzfeed also collected some good examples of new photos.