Disability Images Covers An Unrepresented Niche

Posted on 9/10/2013 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Disability Images has created a body of work that focuses on empowerment and accessibility, and reflects the lives of people with disabilities who run companies, have families, participate in sports, study, learn and enjoy life.

The images depict the daily activities of a community that is typically under-represented, presenting clear and evocative images of subjects that are frequently sought after in the publishing industry. All images are available in multiple high-resolution formats; are free of logo and trademark issues; come with full model and property releases, and show real people with genuine disabilities. Files are key-worded to identify and locate specific images relating to cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, down syndrome, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, deafness, and much more.

Disability Images works collaboratively with such organizations as Partners for Youth With Disabilities, Inc, a mentoring group, and Waypoint Adventures, helping those with disabilities enjoy sports. Adam Combs, M.Ed., Co-Founder of Waypoint, says, “We really appreciate the work you’re doing and you are invited to join in on future programs.”

Mark and Pat Hunt, founders of Disability Images and Huntstock, have been active in the stock photo business for many years. “This new body of images realistically portrays what people are capable of,” said Pat Hunt. Mark says, “Each picture reflects genuineness and sensitivity while also promoting individual empowerment and achievement.  Each image is of the highest quality.”

The images are also represented by Alamy and can be found at his link. Alan Capel, Alamy’s Head of Content says “The disabled are underrepresented in stock, so we are particularly delighted to add the Disability Images collection to Alamy. The imagery is current, informative and at times inspirational.”

Copyright © 2013 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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