Images can help you tell your story

12 Websites with Free Stock Photos for Use on Your Blog

Images can help you tell your story

Telling your stories through your writing is important. At times, the use of images can help to convey your larger message.

Some bloggers incorporate their own photography into their work, while others rely on the use of others’ photos; providing them with proper credit.

There are also websites that house contributed photos that are free of attribution for you to use wherever you like. I’ve used some form of all three of these methods.

As a resource for you, here are 12 sites that offer attribution free images for use in your own blog posts.

The links are below, along with a selected image from each site.

Lights blurry

Iso Republic  –This site has both free and paid images, searchable by categories


Jay Mantri




New Old Stock–Vintage stock photos



Pic Jumbo

red roses


Public Domain Archive






green night

While they may not fit your purposes all of the time, each of these sites contain pictures of people, nature, and things that you can use as you feel appropriate.

What tools do you use in your own blogging work?

I’m always building a resource list, so if you write about social justice, you can place your links in the comment section here.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW



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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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3 Responses

  1. kingsoracle says:


  2. As an Update I’d like to share two additional websites where you can go and get stock photos:

    Stocksnap at

    and SplitShire at

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