Call for Photos: Body Positive

Photos have the power to shape, reinforce, and change our perceptions. Join our global community of professional photographers and help us build a more inclusive world.

Photo by Jacob Lund Photography

Noun Project regularly puts out Calls for Photos to help build representation in stock images.
Positive representations help us form connections, enhance self-esteem, and send powerful messages about one’s value in society. Noun Project is working to make inclusive, art-quality images available for everyone — a curated, mission-driven collection of images from photographers around the world.

In the Body Positive Call for Photos, Noun Project is looking for images that showcase real people with various body shapes and sizes, a variety of physical attributes and people who have been traditionally marginalized for their bodies. We are looking for images of people as they are — not as others believe they should be — feeling confident and living vibrant, everyday lives.

Photo by Artem Varnitsin

In your Body Positive photo submission, we’d love to see images that celebrate diversity and intersectionality. We encourage you to submit images that feature a variety of different body types and skin tones, hairstyles, cultural backgrounds, ages, abilities, gender identities, sexualities, and lived experiences. We look for images of everyday people, places, and events from around the world that are recognizable and believable. 

Photo (L) by Jacob Lund Photography // Photo (R) by Jacob Lund Photography

Scenarios for this call for photos include:

  • People at the office, as leaders, and team members
  • Men of a variety of body sizes in fashionable clothing
  • Leading a medical team or doing lab work
  • Couples going out to dinner, cooking at home, or having drinks with friends
  • Women with natural body hair, stretch marks, or scarring
  • Men of different body sizes at a coffee shop or enjoying lunch with friends
  • People Wearing fashionable and trendy clothing
  • As people who work in the public sector as police officers, politicians or as fire fighters
  • Shopping online or in-store
  • In educational settings as teachers or students
  • People with tattoos spending time with their families at the park or at the beach
  • With friends and partners attending cultural events or gallery openings
  • Exercising such as going on hikes, taking group classes, and doing yoga

…and any other images that show real people living their everyday lives.

Photo (L) by Suzanne Strong for Noun Project // Photo (L) by Suzanne Strong for Noun Project

Photo (L) by Carina Koenig // Photo (R) by Marko Subotin

How to Submit

Interested in joining our community of photographers and contributing to Noun Project? Submit your photos here and explore our guide to creating authentic, inclusive images.

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Suzanne Strong
Suzanne Strong

VP of Content & Creators at Noun Project and Photographer

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