Thursday, May 17, 2018

Getty is trying to bring disability inclusion to stock photos

Fast Company
Getty is trying to bring disability inclusion to stock photos
Getty is trying to bring disability inclusion to stock photos

Nearly one in five people have a disability, but just 2% of publicly available imagery depicts their lives. The photo company is working to change that.

In the stock photo world, images of people with disabilities tend to cluster at two poles. “They’re either depicted as superhuman or super pathetic,” says Rebecca Swift, Getty Images’ director of visual insights. “There doesn’t seem to be that broad range that you get with able-bodied people.”

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