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nappy

Beautiful, high-res photos of black and brown people

3.9/5
About

nappy is a website dedicated to providing free, beautiful, high-res photography of black and brown people to creatives, startups, brands, and agencies. nappy makes it easy for companies to be purposeful about representation in their designs, presentations, and advertisements.

Features/bugs/roadmap:

nappy.co/features

Would you recommend this product?

Great concept, but I'm more an inclusive kinda guy. Don't believe in separate worlds for different colors.

Pros:

It's unique

Cons:

This would be unacceptable if it was a service with only white people

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UX Designing Idiot

Loved the idea, I hope you guys grow and include more scenarios. Will use this for sure!

Pros:

👏🏼 👏🏼 This service is necessary!

Cons:

Hey, there can be better names!

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Product Designer

Everyone love panda, I think this website should collect panda pictures too!

Or you are pure racism!

Pros:

Neat idea!

Cons:

This is pure racism, panda need to be on it too.

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Founder, Medic Ventures

This is simply outstanding!

Pros:

Give people of color representation without a loss in quality

Cons:

Needs more images tied to additional categories

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Developer. Pop Culture. Internet.

I recently had a need for good, modern stock photos of black people and it was a struggle, so sites like this make me happy. I'm just concerned about the weight of the page and how big (in size) the thumbs are. Also it would be good if there was a search/tag functionality.

Pros:

Much needed.

Cons:

A bit slow, perhaps use smaller images for the thumbs? And add a search.

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Dilettante, probably reclining

Honestly, just try finding pictures of people in a web search or photo site that don't look eerily, homogeneously white. Most of what's available doesn't accurately represent my society or audience, and I'm glad that there's at least one new alternative.

Pros:

Fills a massive hole in representation and image availability

Cons:

It'll piss some people off

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Software Engineer and Machine learning

Africa start ups needs this product. We constantly face branding challenges when working on local products. So thanks.

Pros:

Providing solution to a real problem. There are seriously low free stock photos of black People on the internet today.

Cons:

Wrong name for

Mobile Developer

I think it should be marketed as a way to get cultural photos of People of Color.

I think that would help with the marketing and overall intentions of the product.

Pros:

It shows photos that can be hard to find elsewhere

Cons:

Please change the name. "Nappy" has a negative connotation to it.

Product Design. Chatbots. UX Research.

Interested to see how this grows and the community develops.

Pros:

Quickly find images from and for black/brown communities

Cons:

Narrow set of initial categories, understandably so.

The CCO of theknell.tv

Concepts like this are great and I hope every ethnicity creates one.

Pros:

We need sites like this to help promote the diversity of the black community.

Cons:

The library still needs time to grow.

Web Developer, Lonsdale S&S Advertising

Hope the library grows over time

Pros:

Necessary and well executed, beautiful photos

Cons:

none

ops mgr

Thanks for investing in this important work!

Pros:

Finally, an easy way to get stock images of black people

Cons:

Need more pics and categories

Dancer. Producer. Engineer | Canvazone

LOVE it! Have had this idea myself for such a long time. Appreciate the initiative. Thank you!

Pros:

Diversifying!

Cons:

Nothing

Creative Director, Urban Alien Adventure

Unsplash has received massive attention? Why no collaboration or follow in their marketing approach?

Pros:

nice to see a collection of high quality minority stock photos

Cons:

improve your marketing