Call for Photos: People Everyday

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 from Scopio

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 People Everyday Call for Photos, Noun Project is looking for images that portray people with disabilities living full, vibrant lives at home, at work, sharing talents, and engaging in authentic, lived experiences. We are looking for images of people as they are — not as others believe they should be — but feeling confident and living vibrant everyday lives.

Photo by Denis Kuvaiev

In your People Everyday  photo submissions, 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 Mikael Theimer // Photo (R) by Clique Images

Scenarios for this call for photos include:

  • Leading a brainstorm meeting with co-workers
  • Going out on dates, out to dinner and to cultural events and concerts
  • Hanging out with family and friends making dinner, playing board games,
  • Working outside in a garden, plant nursery or farm
  • Kids with disabilities doing art, playing with friends and siblings
  • Engaged in exercise activities such as running, skiing, doing yoga or swimming
  • Teaching exercise classes and coaching athletes
  • As business owners interacting with customers
  • As artists: painting, sculpting or shooting photography
  • Taking dynamic trips and traveling to new locations around the world
  • Celebrating holidays with friends and family
  • Spending time with their families at the park or at the beach
  • Friends and partners eating at restaurants, attending cultural events or gallery openings
  • Engaged in music and dance

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

Photo from Scopio

Photo (L) by Suzanne Strong // Photo (R) from Scopio

Photo 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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