Become a Contributor
Spread some love, make the world a better place -- and get paid to do it.
Unlike most of the mainstream stock image sites, we've got motives beyond profit margin, which means caring about contributors. We want you to make a living wage too, so you get a stunning 50% profit share. That increases to a staggering 60% if you license your images exclusively with Representation Matters!

(One of the world's largest stock image sites, in comparison, offers photographer royalties of 15-35 percent. Woohoo.)

As a Representation Matters contributor, you get:

  • Paid a royalty every time someone purchases the right to use one of your images
  • A complete contributor's guide that walks you through choosing images, uploading, adding captions and tags, and promoting your work to get more sales
  • To be part of the internet's best source for diverse and body positive artwork
  • To sell prints, magnets, phone cases and other items featuring your work, if you choose
  • Access to the Representation Matters contributor community on Facebook, where you can chat with other artists and get real-time help and feedback
Here's how the contributor process works:
  • Fill out the application form (we'll let you know when it's ready if you submit your email above).
  • Include some samples of your best work.
  • If your work is appropriate for the site, we'll send you a welcome email with access to the Representation Matters Contributor Guide. (If not, we'll still let you know – we won't leave you hanging.)
  • Upload your images to the site, give them appropriate descriptions and keywords, and enjoy being part of a vibrant community of ethical, body positive artists.
What We're Looking For
We're currently seeking photos, illustrations, artwork, vectors and videos on these topics:
  • People with non-mainstream bodies (anyone who's not white, thin and able-bodied)
  • Health at every size, joyful movement, and intuitive eating
  • People of all ages, especially larger children and all kinds of older folks
  • People of all genders, particularly non-binary and transgender folks
  • People of all ethnicities, especially those with darker skin
  • People of all faiths, particularly those whose faith is readily apparent in images
  • People living with disabilities: physical, mental, invisible and visible
  • People in friendships and loving relationships of all kinds
  • People of all kinds in their daily lives, at home and at work
  • Diverse groups and teams at work, in social settings, and having fun
  • Positive, social media-friendly original quotes and sayings in editable formats
  • Body positive printables
  • Seasonal and holiday images that include people (think outside the box – there are many under-represented holidays!)
  • Conceptual images that help illustrate any related topic, especially the issues that people who are discriminated against face
  • Pins, buttons, brooches, jewelry, and other physical items that celebrate diverse bodies, people and experiences (you'll need to fulfill these yourself)
Sorry, But....
Topics we're not currently seeking:
  • Most nature, landscape and flower photos that don't include people
  • People who are thin and white and able-bodied (they already have plenty of representation)
  • Headless fatties, or anyone without a head (with rare exceptions)
  • Any photos taken with a cellphone or smartphone
  • Arm's-length selfies
Don't Even Think About It
Subjects we never accept:
  • Fat, weight or other body shaming
  • Women laughing while eating salad
  • Glorification of dieting, weight loss, "clean eating" or "lifestyle changes"
  • Significant amounts of blood or gore; significant injuries or wounds
  • Objectification of anyone, sexual or otherwise
  • Crude, offensive or bigoted images
  • Drawings of celebrities (or anyone else without a model release)
  • Images that consist of a single word – get creative!
Dot the I's and Cross the T's
Since we want customers to a) have a great experience here at Representation Matters and b) keep coming back, we do insist on a few quality standards for uploads. All images must:
  • Comply with all content guidelines in the Contributor's Guide
  • Be at least 2,000 pixels on the short side
  • You must own the copyright
  • Be accompanied by a signed model release for each person shown in the image
Images with these issues will be declined:
  • Missing or incorrect file extensions
  • Misleading, missing or spammy captions or keywords
  • Unconverted fonts, fills or strokes, or open shapes
  • Duplicate uploads
  • Auto-traced or clearly derivative work
  • Logos or copyrighted or trademarked materials in view
  • Missing or forged model release
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