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 community on Slack, where you can chat with other artists and get real-time help and feedback
We're not quite ready for you just yet, so if you'd like to contribute, drop your name and email in the form below. You'll get an email as soon as we open up contributions.
Sign Up for the Contributor Waiting List

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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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