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Our top 5 image banks

Options that are culturally representative and high quality

In an earlier blog, we explained why we believe it’s so important to use high quality images in your work. One of the ways to get those awesome pictures or illustrations is through online image banks.

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Picture @NappyStock

Today the Internet seems too full of them, so our intention is not to cover them all. Instead, we’re going to share our own top five resources. When combined, they offer you a solid base for pictures, icons, backgrounds and symbols that are culturally representative and of high quality.

Dive in to discover some extraordinary creatives from Africa and abroad.

Quick note on licenses

All of the image banks below offer visuals that are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, all without asking permission.

That also means that photographers, graphic designers and illustrators have put their heart, effort and time into creating these awesome images, for free. Show your appreciation by attributing an image each time you use it.

With that out of the way, let’s dive into our top 5 image banks.