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Open Access Images
Images from sources on this page are available for use on the open web. You are free to use these images in multimedia projects, websites, blogs, portfolios, etc, that are open and available to the public. When you use these images, you do not need to restrict access to your class or academic environment.
- Always read and comply with the use restrictions for specific image sources.
- Always cite images someone else created. For more information about how to cite images, visit the University of Washington Libraries' Image Citation page.
- Images should not be sold or used in commercial products or for commercial purposes.
Websites with Free Images
A free stock photo platform that is powered by Shopify. Image library includes thousands of high-resolution, royalty-free images.
The Gender Spectrum Collection: Stock Photos Beyond the Binary
This collection aims to better represent members of these communities as people not necessarily defined by their gender identities.
The Jopwell Collection: Intern Edition
Features free stock photos of young professionals of color. Must give attribution to Jopwell.com if used.
Search image tags or browse by category.
The Noun Project
Database of icons that can be used for free with attribution.
Beautiful, high-res photos of black and brown people. For free.
Free images and videos
Stock photography contributed by members. Owned by Getty Images.
Free high-resolution stock photos contributed by a community of members. No attribution needed, though is appreciated.
The content on this page was adapted from the University of Washington Libraries' Images: Copyright Free Images page.
About Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that works "to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing."
Creative Commons licenses provide a way for people to share their work and make it available for others to build on and reuse.
Check out the Creative Commons website for more information and details about CC licenses.
Open Access Photographs, Historical Images, & Flickr Creative Commons Resources