Ever go to a conference or watch a TED talk and think, "Wow! Those are some beautiful photos..." and then try to find photos to use (with all of the right permissions of course) and find disappointment in what you have in your iCloud or dropbox? Or get stuck with a landslide of Google image search results?
Sheila Robinson posted a great round up of FREE photo sharing sites, including these three:
My addition to her list would be Pexels, which aggregates content from across sites, simplifying your search.
My tips for searching and finding something you love:
Two additional notes of caution: with sensitive subjects (for example, HIV-related health messaging) be mindful of how you use images of faces and people who haven't directly consented to have their image used that way. Even when something is allowed by the license, it may not be ethical.
Second, be mindful of representing diversity if you're using a lot of images of people. I've found many of the high resolution free photo sites have beautiful images, but many of the people-pictures are of white hipsters and don't give me what I need to represent the awesome work we're doing in countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
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