6 sites to get free, high-resolution photos of black people

They say a picture is worth a thousand words… we say that super high resolution, copyright-free images of black people that fit in perfect context with that Ad/Website you are working on, are worth five hundred thousand words. But as we are well aware, good things don’t come cheap. Finding the right image is always a daunting task. 

However, we have good news; We have curated a list of free stock photo sites that are either exclusively stock images of black people or have an impressive and flourishing section for our black-skinned folk. Enjoy.


Nappy: Nappy was born out of the quest for the solution to the problem that this article planned to solve; create a platform of high-resolution images of black people. Beautiful; high-res photos of black and brown people for free!




Createherstock: Just like Nappy, Createherstock was founded by Neosha Gardner after she was frustrated by the internet. She could not find the perfect image of a black woman for a lifestyle blog post in 2014. This experience led to the creation of the Createherstock website, which aims to provide clear, high-resolution images for women of color. Createherstock has over 2800+ models for you to choose from.


Create Her stock


Unsplash: If you are a big-time picture hunter, you might be familiar with Unsplash already. Unsplash is a photography platform made up of creators all around the globe. This site allows you to download black, high-resolution images for free without having to worry about the license. Since Unsplash is for everyone, the category of pictures, including those of black people, found on the site is limitless.




Pexels: Pexels is our personal favorite and is usually our go-to for free stock photos, they are the loud newcomer in the game and they provide high-quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Pexels license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages.




Reshot: They have a diversity matters pack. That’s all you need to know!  Diversity Matters!




Freepik: Freepik is perhaps the most extensive online graphic resource for creatives. They are usually the hub for free vector files but their stock photo catalog is thriving. The website has over 200 000 high-resolution images, most of which are free. Some of the pictures are on the premium plan, which attracts a small monthly fee.



Hopefully, This list will help your next project go extra smoothly. From us to you; happy creating.


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