It’s a … stock photo site!

Illustration of the Picture Public Health logo (a multi-colored camera shutter with a + in the middle) being carried by a flying stork, as several people cheer from the ground.

If you’ve been with us for a while, dear readers, you’re probably aware of our stock photo woes. Here at We ❤ Health Literacy Headquarters, we’re no strangers to wading through hundreds of images that are generic, unsafe, or just plain weird — and we know other health communicators are facing the same challenges.

That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Picture Public Health — a different kind of stock photo marketplace focused specifically on health. Our goal? To make it easier for public health professionals to find authentic, relatable stock photos that model healthy behaviors while also challenging stereotypes.

Right now, we’re working with photographers and agencies to build our library of photos. If you know a photographer or agency who might be interested in contributing original photos, please help us spread the word! (And if you’ve got a knack for photography yourself, now’s not the time to be shy.)

Picture Public Health photographers are paid competitive rates for original images plus the warm fuzzies of knowing their photos will help inspire people to lead healthier lives.

Learn more and sign up now.

You can also join our mailing list for updates so you’ll be the first to know when the marketplace goes live.

The bottom line: Good stock photos are hard to find. We’re launching Picture Public Health to make it easier.