Tag Archives: women

SheStock is a female centric collection

Shestock is a female centric image collection created by professional women photographers. The collection is based on a simple concept – ask visual women to create imagery that is authentic to their lives and experiences. 

There is far too much simplistic and unkind imagery of women used in advertising. This imagery leads to a disconnect between marketers and the women they are trying to reach, and promotes unattainable cultural ‘norms.’

Our rights- managed collection launched this past August and we are grateful for the incredible reception we have received from photographers, buyers and the stock industry.  Shestock is dedicated to supporting our photographers not only in producing great stock, but in their careers as women image makers. We are equally dedicated to helping our buyers find just the right image.  All image queries are welcome. We will pull from our collection, circulate the image need amongst our photographers, and in some cases produce the image.  www.shestockimages.com

85 year old and 64 year old. ©Lisa Sciascia  38 year old Japanese American woman. © Jody Asano

young and older female construction workers at dam ©Stella Kalinina NC0000010 © Norma Cordova

026 ©Kerry Varnum  057 ©Kerry Varnum

Portrait of Mom in Texas field full length ©Marcy Maloy  LB00009 ©Laura Barisonzi

Been Leaning In for Awhile

By Ellen Herbert, Neat Productions,  courtesy of Visual Connections Blog

Earlier this week, Getty and Leanin.org announced a partnership whereby Getty donates 10% of license fees to LeanIn.org from sales of this collection.

This got us thinking and we wondered about sources of imagery of women, so we compiled a list of resources that we know of and use. When looking for dynamic and diverse images of contemporary women, please remember these dynamite collections/agencies too:

SheStock
ImageSource
Monkeybusiness
Blend
Erickson Stock
Queerstock

By the way, most of these sources are partially/wholly owned by female entrepreneurs.

The stock industry has a history of female trailblazers who have been leaning in for generations: Ellen Boughn, Susan Turneau, Beate Chelette, Cathy Aron, Sonia Wasco, Jane Kinne, Danita Delimont, Lady Harriet Bridgeman and Sally Lloyd to name just a small handful.

Who are some of your favorite boutique sources?

SD00009-219x300 (c)Silvana DiFranco /SheStock