TONL is Making Stock Photography Less White

While stock photography is meant to represent everyday lives of everyday people, it’s overwhelmingly (and inaccurately) white. With the belief that diversity leads to innovation, Karen Okonkwo and Joshua Kissi founded TONL—a stock photography company that aims to expand the ways in which black people are represented in visual culture and show those who are, right now, incredibly underrepresented. The thousands of photos (set to launch in August) “not only showcase cultural, social, and racial diversity, they also take aesthetics to heart, replacing the cold anonymity of stock photography with consideration for modern aesthetics.” Read an interview with Okonkwo and Kissi over at The Outline.