Digital Media Lab

Stock Photography

Below is a list of stock photography sites that provide images free of charge or at a low cost. Make sure you review the individual site, artist, or item licensing agreement and compare with your intended use, and note whether attribution is required. If you need assistance please contact the Digital Media Lab during normal business hours.

Free/Public Domain

Creative Commons / Attribution Required

Anything in this section is generally free for any use with attribution (written credit given to the artist). See the individual site for how you need to credit them in your piece.


Educational License

Photos in this section are generally free, but only for educational/non-commercial purposes - class projects, etc.


Photos in this section will have a cost, but you may also find more niche content or higher quality content as a result.

Tonla diverse stock photography site where you can finally get those images of people of various ethnic backgrounds. You know, the images you've been searching hours for!

Getty Images - The Disability Collection - a growing collection of images and videos that break stereotypes surrounding people living with disabilities.

Getty Images - The Lean In Collectiona library of images devoted to the powerful depiction of women, girls and the people who support them

Getty Images - The Muslim Girl Collection - represent modern Muslim women being themselves.