Ariana Faustini & Other Tall Tales
Stock Photo (non) Diversity

Just an observation as I look for interracial couples on a famous stock photo site

Stock photo keyword search: “older couples” under “photos” and “best match”

  • Results first 10 pages: 99% All White Couples, 1% All Black Couples, 0% Interracial Couples
  • Price-range for SMALL size All White Couples (sample of 4 random photos): 7-45 credits
  • Price-range for SMALL size All Black Couples (sample of 2 random photos): 2 credits


I would not call this statistically significant, but just an observation. Perhaps you get different results? Add the keyword “interracial” and you get more varied results (including non-hetero options, which you don’t find in the other search) and you’ll find similarly priced options to the all white photos. Since it’s on “Best Match” I am only guessing that these are the algorithmically most sought after types of older couples. I just know that it seems difficult to find a generous set of interracial couples.

2012 Census stats for race demographics

  • White alone, percent, 2012 (a)     77.9%
  • Black or African American alone, percent definition and source info Black or African American alone, percent, 2012 (a)     13.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2012 (a)     1.2%
  • Asian alone, percent definition and source info Asian alone, percent, 2012 (a)     5.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2012 (a)     0.2%
  • Two or More Races, percent definition and source info Two or More Races, percent, 2012     2.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, percent definition and source info Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012 (b)     16.9%
  •  White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012     63.0%
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