Women and Non-Binary People in Audio Photo Project


Major stock photography sites (ie., Shutterstock, iStock, Adobe, Getty, etc) do a great job of providing filters to narrow down exactly what type of model you want. The problem is, the majority of stock photos of women and non-binary people working in audio will most likely bring up a few photos and ones that are an absolute fail.

We are working to diversify the photos people can use for use in articles, social media, and research. If you are interested in having SoundGirls submit your photo on stock photo sites (Upsplash, Shutterstock, Stock, Adobe, etc.) please read the guidelines for photo submission below and then fill out this form and submit your photo.

Submit your photo

Upsplash Guidelines

We currently only accept original photos. We do not accept screenshots, in-game captures, composite art, digital art or any other form of a non-photographic image.

Photos meet the minimum size requirement of 5 megapixels.

For a standard landscape orientation photo, 5 megapixels is at least 2500 by 2000 pixels in size.

Unsplash Photo standards.

We don’t accept unclear photos, photos containing excess noise, ‘spotting’ (marks made by water or dirt on the lens at the time the photo was taken), selfies, or shots taken at extreme angles.

Photos are original.

We do not accept composite images on Unsplash. A composite is an image that has been created using multiple photos.

Photos are not over-edited.

Our interpretation of over-editing includes:

  • Heavy vignetting
  • Over-sharpened
  • Over-saturated
  • Picking single colors out on black and white photos

Photos do not contain nudity.

While we appreciate the beauty of nude portraiture, Unsplash is for people of all ages and therefore we do not accept overtly sexualized images or images containing nudity.

Photos are not duplicates of existing content that you have submitted to Unsplash.

  • Submitting a black and white and color copy of the same photo.
  • Submitting multiple mock-up style images.
  • Cropping images for re-submission.

Photos do not have borders, graphics, text or watermarks overlaid on them.

This is the most common reason that photos are not accepted on Unsplash.

  • Borders include photos with a border or partial borders of any colour.
  • Graphics include logos, clipart, or any additional elements or overlays that are not original to the photo.
  • Text includes timestamps, hand lettering, and any text.
  • Watermarks are not accepted.

Photos do not contain violent imagery. Unsplash is a place for people of all ages.

You must be the original photographer of and own the rights to any photo you share on Unsplash. You can read more about this in our Terms.

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