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At Picture Public Health, we want realistic, high-quality photos that people can relate to — images of regular people doing healthy things. Authenticity is essential.
We want images that:
Photos also need to meet our technical specs:
Right now, we’re focused on building our photo library, so we’re not accepting videos, vector illustrations, or original artwork. Join our mailing list and you’ll be the first to know if that changes!
Our philosophy is to depict healthy behaviors, not unhealthy ones. We want to show people what to do, instead of what not to do.
So we don’t want photos of tweens smoking, or a guy scraping lead paint without a mask, or a model pretending to be a doctor who’s using a blood pressure cuff all wrong. Details matter.
We don’t want the same old, depressing clichés in our images. Instead of taking the one zillionth photo of an overweight person eating fast food at the mall, show him playing a game of tennis. Instead of an older person with a walker, show her checking her insurance options on an iPad. Picture Public Health photos defy expectations and inspire people.
We want images that are arresting and unexpected. The world doesn’t need another picture of a woman laughing while eating salad, or a silhouetted model doing yoga on a beach. Enough already.
We’re looking for photos of people showing a range of:
We want compelling photographs of healthy foods, specifically:
And we want photos that show different environments, like:
Public health is about helping people live well. We’re looking for quality photos related to a wide variety of public health topics. Browse by category below to get some ideas of the types of photos we’re looking for.
Food shopping and preparation
Meals and food
Mental health care
Home maintenance and repair
Health care provider/patient interactions
Medical items and devices
People of all ages and abilities doing everyday things: