Let's Look at Unrealistic Stock Photos of Drunk Women

The world is a dark and frightening place with little respite and, as such, you must cling to surprising, simple pleasures wherever you find them. If you're a gracious person, you might even be so kind to share your discovery with others so that they too experience this thing called "happiness." I am one of these… » 7/17/14 6:45pm 7/17/14 6:45pm

Lean In and Getty Work to Diversify Available Stock Photos of Women

Stock photos are their own special kind of entertainment (see: the images that come up when you search "feminist" or the unnecessarily sexy ones that found when you search anything). But for Sheryl Sandberg, stock photos are a missed opportunity to to show the world what women really look like. » 2/10/14 4:00pm 2/10/14 4:00pm

Conservatives Must Literally Purchase Their Female Supporters

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), a group of conservative businesses that endorses the likes of Todd Akin, is apparently so without female constituents that they had to manufacture them. Enter always useful stock images. NFIB picked from several stock image sites to populate their website with… » 10/17/12 10:00am 10/17/12 10:00am

Hundreds of Stock Photos Add Up to One Very Sweet Love Story

To create an ad for Getty Images, agency AlmapBBDO sorted through some 5,000 stock photo images and found 873 of them that they pieced together to paint a picture of an entire life in one minute. From Love to Bingo is really quite remarkable, and it definitely shows the range of stock imagery—though now we need an… » 5/24/12 9:15pm 5/24/12 9:15pm

What, Exactly, Does a Feminist Look Like?

Where would we be without stock photos? Without them, we wouldn't be able to visualize the sort of family who might buy a time share advertised in a Sunday paper insert. We wouldn't have laughed alone with the women and their salads. And we definitely wouldn't know what a feminist looks like. So what do stock photos… » 5/18/12 3:00pm 5/18/12 3:00pm