Stock photos are historically bad. As a creative medium that businesses kind of have to use, they are just really… not good. Beyond the new wave of popular, free stock photo sites that actually don’t suck, there exists a world of terrible ones.
While normally we would hate to sift through a classic stock site, the trend of looking up your job (see: #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob) to see how it’s depicted REALLY caught our attention. It’s incredible the lack of awareness, zero nuance, and painfully wrong assessments of jobs in different fields that these stock photographers have.
And WHO is writing those descriptive captions? Good god.
To join in on the fun (and distract ourselves from the burning world for a few minutes), we decided to take a peek at just exactly how digital marketers and marketing professionals are shown.
Deep breaths. Here we go.