All photos posted on nappy are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license so feel free to do your thing. That means you can download these photos, modify them, share them, distribute them, or use them for whatever you want for free. In fact, we encourage it. The more you use them, the more we’re helping improve the representation of black and brown people in media.

You do not need permission nor do you need to give photo cred when using these photos, however, we strongly recommend it. Use the format below to give photo cred:

i.e. Photo by @username from (replace @username with the photographer’s username found on the photo page).

You should refrain from reselling these photos, re-posting on other stock photo website/services, or using these photos to degrade or insult its subjects.

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