Call for Photos: Dynamic Aging

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 Artem Varnitsin

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 Dynamic Aging Call for Photos, Noun Project is looking for images that showcase real people over fifty five living full, active and well-rounded lives, especially with multiethnic groups and BIPOC. More images of people over fifty five living vibrant lives will help counter stereotypes about aging.

Photo from Centre for Ageing Better

In your Dynamic Aging 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 by Jacob Lund Photography

Photo (L) from Centre for Ageing Better // Photo (R) from Centre for Ageing Better

Photo from Centre for Ageing Better

Scenarios for this call for photos include:

  • Wearing fashionable and stylish clothing, funky glasses, trendy tennis shoes and chic hair styles
  • Couples going on dates, having drinks or seeing a movie
  • LGBTQIA+ people and families
  • Women working in the STEM fields or in the tech industry
  • Friends and partners eating at trendy restaurants, attending cultural events or gallery openings
  • Pursuing education though university and extension classes
  • As teachers and educators
  • Running online meetings and panels
  • Working past the age of 65 as business owners, in the office or in the medical field
  • Taking dynamic, exciting trips such as going on safaris, eco-tours or volunteering in other countries
  • Women who wear a hijab spending time with friends at a coffee shop or cafe
  • Being active with children and grandchildren going to the park, the beach, hiking or assisting with distance learning
  • Supporting philanthropic organizations and volunteering in the community
  • Adopting rescue pets and working or volunteering with animals
  • Engaged in healthy physical activities such as running, doing yoga, and cycling
  • Engaged in the arts, playing music, painting and dancing
  • Playing video games or exploring VR
  • Playing instruments or performing on stage

…and any other ideas of what Dynamic Aging looks like to you.

Photo by Suzanne Strong

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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