Websites for Diverse Stock Photos

Written by: Mike Utaegbulam
Written by: Mike Utaegbulam

Co-Founder & Chief Digital Strategist, Black Creative Group

Have you had a hard time finding authentic stock photos of Black, Indigenous, and People-of-Color (BIPOC)? We often work with clients that are in need of diverse stock photos for their marketing materials, so we’ve compiled a list of the best websites for great stock photos to use with your projects.

Here’s a great list to start with in your search for stock photos featuring people of color.

Photo credit: pocstock


pocstock is a diversity media platform with a focus on promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through positive images, content, and stories of people of color.

They partner with major companies to develop strategies, curated stock and custom images, and diversity programming that unapologetically represent Black, Asian, Hispanic, and Native people.

Photo credit: TONL


TONL seeks to transform the idea of stock photography by displaying images of diverse people and their stories around the world.

Our voices and visibility matter. Photography and storytelling can help humanize and hopefully diminish the stereotypes and prejudice against black and brown people, especially. We wanted to challenge the stale, homogenous look of traditional stock photography by showcasing the many ethnic backgrounds of every day people.

Photo credit: Nappy


nappy was launched to provide beautiful, high-res photos of black and brown people to startups, brands, agencies, and everyone else. Nappy makes it easy for companies to be purposeful about representation in their designs, presentations, and advertisements.

Photo credit: Jopwell

Jopwell Collection

The Jopwell Collection  is an album of more than 100 free-to-download stock photos featuring leaders in the Jopwell community – social entrepreneurs, editors, techies, financial analysts, recruiters, marketers, student leaders, and even an Olympian – at work.

Photo credit: Unsplash

Unsplash Collections

Unsplash has a library of over 850,000 free high-resolution photos brought to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers.


Mike Utaegbulam

Mike Utaegbulam

Mike is the Co-Founder and Chief Digital Strategist of Black Creative Group, where he oversees the strategic direction of all digital products, including website development, social media marketing, and online advertising. Mike has consulted on digital marketing strategies for some of the biggest organizations in the country. He's happy to share the insights he's gained with your organization.

Contact Mike today at or (202) 599-7128.

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