Call for Photos: Outdoors for All

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 Outdoors for All  Call for Photos, Noun Project is looking for images that showcase BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) people and communities engaging in outdoor activities and sports. When BIPOC individuals are represented in images, the historically narrow narrative of who enjoys and belongs in these spaces is challenged. These types of inclusive photos affirm that the great outdoors and the thrill of sports are for everyone, irrespective of race or background. Inclusive representation in stock photos sends a powerful message that the world of outdoor activities is welcoming and accessible to all.

Photo by Jacob Lund Photography

Photo (L) by Kristen Curette & Daemaine Hines // Photo (R) by Juno

In your Outdoors for All 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 Alia Youssef

Scenarios for this call for photos include:

  • Hiking along the coast with family
  • Rock climbing with friends
  • Spending leisure time on a lake through fishing, kayaking and swimming
  • Enjoying the woods through camping and backpacking
  • Playing golf
  • Surfing
  • Horseback riding on trails and at arenas
  • Skiing and enjoying other winter sports

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

Photo (L) by Gabriel Buctaru // Photo (R) by BONNINSTUDIO

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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