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nappy

Beautiful, high-res photos of black and brown people

3.9/5
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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.

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nappy.co/features

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  • 295533
    Andy ShrinivasUX Designing Idiot
    Pros: 

    👏🏼 👏🏼 This service is necessary!

    Cons: 

    Hey, there can be better names!

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

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  • 309892
    Onyeka AghanenuDeveloper and Lover of the web.
    Pros: 

    Much needed.

    Cons: 

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

    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.

  • 172136
    Andy™CEO, GMB Fitness
    Pros: 

    Fills a massive hole in representation and image availability

    Cons: 

    It'll piss some people off

    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.

  • 41866
    Nicholas SheriffFounder, Medic Ventures
    Pros: 

    Give people of color representation without a loss in quality

    Cons: 

    Needs more images tied to additional categories

    This is simply outstanding!

  • 943886
    Rajée JonesMobile Developer
    Pros: 

    It shows photos that can be hard to find elsewhere

    Cons: 

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

    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.

  • 702702
    Isaiah HeadenThe CCO of theknell.tv
    Pros: 

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

    Cons: 

    The library still needs time to grow.

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

  • 1135886
    Nique DevereauxCreative Director, Urban Alien Adventure
    Pros: 

    nice to see a collection of high quality minority stock photos

    Cons: 

    improve your marketing

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

    Nique Devereaux has never used this product.
  • Pros: 

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

    Cons: 

    Need more pics and categories

    Thanks for investing in this important work!

  • 252367
    Anik DevaughnDancer. Producer. Engineer | Canvazone
    Pros: 

    Diversifying!

    Cons: 

    Nothing

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

    Anik Devaughn has used this product for one day.
  • 502260
    Andrew RichardSoftware Engineer and Machine learning
    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

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

  • 510018
    Skip JonesProduct Design. Chatbots. UX Research.
    Pros: 

    Quickly find images from and for black/brown communities

    Cons: 

    Narrow set of initial categories, understandably so.

    Interested to see how this grows and the community develops.

  • 752048
    Chinara JamesWeb Developer, Lonsdale S&S Advertising
    Pros: 

    Necessary and well executed, beautiful photos

    Cons: 

    none

    Hope the library grows over time

  • Pros: 

    It's unique

    Cons: 

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

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

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  • 95654
    DunProduct Designer
    Pros: 

    Neat idea!

    Cons: 

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

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

    Or you are pure racism!

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