Nov 13, 2021 - Economy

3. How stock images can reinforce racism

Illustrated collage of white hands with cut out eyes.

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Stock photos surround us in digital and real life — but advertisers, stock image companies and consumers know they have a diversity problem.

Why it matters: Stock photography forms the little-noticed backdrop to our lives, and has the power to reinforce or dismantle our implicit racial biases.

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