Explore diverse stock images from Shutterstock’s collections with fifteen curated photos that break from societal norms.

At Shutterstock, we’re committed to being a marketplace for diverse stock imagery that showcases multiculturalism and inclusion. Images that smash expected gender and societal roles. Images that defy the expected and celebrate non-conformity to “the traditional” are what we’re about here at Shutterstock, and we want to keep seeing this content uploaded by our contributors.

We are at a pivotal point in society where we have the opportunity to use and create imagery that reflects a world we want to be part of. Images where diversity is key, where subcultures are celebrated, and where expected gender and societal roles are smashed.

In this blog post, we’re celebrating fifteen diverse stock images from contributors on Shutterstock that break expectations and celebrate diversity. These images disrupt what may be considered the social norm, and instead reflect a world that we want to be a part of.

We encourage our global contributor network to upload and create images that showcase various genders, ages, and cultures in a variety of careers and lifestyles. Keep diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism top of mind on your next shoot for Shutterstock.


15 diverse stock images that inspire us at Shutterstock

The Welder

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Welder
Shutterstock Image by Tunedin by Westend61

The Nurses

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — Nurses
Shutterstock Image by Monkey Business Images

The Bodybuilder

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Bodybuilder
Shutterstock Image by Flamingo Images

The Baker

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Baker
Shutterstock Image by bbernard

The Paramedic

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Paramedic
Shutterstock Image by Rawpixel.com

The Artist

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Artist
Shutterstock Image by g-stockstudio

The Technician

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Technician
Shutterstock Image by Pressmaster

The Dancer

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Dancer
Shutterstock Image by vitdance

The Scientist

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Scientist
Shutterstock Image by AshTProductions

The Firefighter

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Firefighter
Shutterstock Image by Monkey Business Images

The Fashion Designer

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Fashion Designer
Shutterstock Image by Jaroslav Monchak

The Surgeon

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Surgeon
Shutterstock Image by Jacob Lund

The Athlete

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Athlete
Shutterstock Image by Photobac

The Homemaker

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Homemaker
Shutterstock Image by Zivica Kerkez

The Architect

15 Images on Shutterstock that Break from Tradition — The Architect
Shutterstock Image by Solis Images

We hope these images help inspire you to create diverse stock images for Shutterstock. Not a contributor yet? Click here to sign up. We can’t wait to see what you create.

Featured image by Dusan Petkovik.


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