The following messages contain important information about the Fairstock. It's crucial that you read them before you upload any of your pictures to the stock. We're excited to see your contributions!
In order to launch Fairstock with a sufficient volume of pictures in June 2023, Visual Creators can also post existing imagery that does not fully comply with the Stock image requirements (see below). However, it is important to exercise caution when selecting which images to upload, and ensure that they do not put anyone at risk [link risk assessment]. If you are uncertain whether someone in your image would be comfortable having their picture on the stock, do not upload it. Whenever possible, obtain retroactive consent for publication on the stock.
Pictures that do not meet the Fairstock image criteria will be labeled as such.
ALL images uploaded to FairStock…
Images with identifiable people…
Images with identifiable children…
When is consent needed?
When is NO consent needed?
This category is an exception to the "Sunset Policy," which means that pictures uploaded in this category will remain online indefinitely, without a time limit. However, uploads in this category will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
The historical images category serves as a library of significant moments in various histories. Although consent for these images is desirable, it is not required since there is public interest in them.
When uploading to this category, it is preferable to include a series of 3-5 pictures.
Additionally, you must answer the following mandatory accompanying question: "Why is this historical moment significant to the world?"
We aim to avoid stereotypical portrayals and instead showcase individuals from a variety of social groups and positions of power. We believe in representing people holistically, highlighting their past, present, and future, as well as their dreams and fears. Our focus is on portraying individuals as actors, emphasizing their agency and dignity in all aspects of life.
We are committed to avoiding images and videos that misuse people as symbols or stereotypes, depict individuals without agency or dignity, romanticize or exoticize poverty, hide or distort the context of problems stemming from structural inequality, or blame victims for their situations.
The "Sunset Policy" is in place to comply with the European data protection law (GDPR), which restricts the use of data that requires consent (such as images with identifiable persons) to a maximum of four years. We believe this is particularly important in the stock industry and we aim to lead by example.
You upload your picture. We’ll review and if it fulfils all criteria, we’ll greenlight it.
→ If your picture is incomplete / doesn’t fulfil criterias regarding metadata, consent, we’ll send it back to you in order to complete it. Images must be re-uploaded each time - we ask you to carefully check that your images are complete.
→ If we think a certain picture doesn’t belong on Fairstock for ethical reasons, we’ll make that transparent. The section «Rejected Images» serves as a place of discussion about rejected pictures. It’s important to have public discourse about these. It’ll help Fairstock get a clearer idea what its boundaries are and enable constructive dialogue for more ethical storytelling. So don’t play it safe: your pictures will make us think!
If customers do not find what they are looking for on Fairstock, they are suggested to do an assignment (custom content) with Fairpicture.
Running a stock ethically is a big challenge. Therefore we will have a voluntary monthly meeting with all contributors. We will discuss five images that have been uploaded to the stock and ask ourselves where the problems are and how we want to deal with them.
Fairstock's initial pricing model is a unit price of 254 euros per picture, with 170 euros going to the image creators. This pricing model was based on a survey and is expected to meet the expectations of most customers and image creators.
In the future, Fairstock is considering different prices for different image uses and different prices for customized pictures. It is also desirable to find a technical solution to remunerate the people depicted in the images.
From June 2023 images can be uploaded.
From July 2023 the stock will be live and images can be bought. We learn from the experience and develop the stock further (including video, pricing etc.).
We hope that as many visual creators from the Fairpicture network as possible will enrich Fairstock with their images.
Additional visual creators can be invited to contribute their images.
Review existing images, check metadata, check consent
→ Image material should not be older than 3 years
→ Prepare for upload
Take new images according to the FP standard including consent – in writing, until connection to Fairpicture consent app. Orientation to topics collection
→ Orientation to topics collection
→ Prepare for upload
You will be able to upload from June 2023 and there will be a “Greenlighting-Process” before images go online
We always check all sold images at the end of the month. Once you have sold images, you will receive a billing and payment within 10 days. We strive to make the process as fast and efficient as possible.
You can upload consents in the same way as you upload images. Please give the consent the same name as the corresponding photo. After uploading, drag the consent image into the "Consents" collection. You can learn how to do this in this video.
The size should be 300ppi and 2125 x 1417 px.
No, we do not have the rights to do so. It may change in the future.
Enough reading, now let's go! Create your profile and start uploading your pictures.