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Jopwell Collection of Stock Images
A small collection of stock images centering people of color.
Broadly Gender Photos
"The Gender Spectrum Collection is a stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models that go beyond the clichés."
Search Flickr and other photo sites for freely-available images. Narrow your search by Creative Commons license to find images for public use.
All of the images you'll find here have clear information about permission for use. Many are in the public domain.
Wellesley's Magazine Databases
Search these current and historical magazines for inspiration and images to use.
Want to use these images in a presentation, on a blog, or sharing on Tubmlr, Twitter or other social media?
Some things to keep in mind as you design your zine pages:
- Unless you're printing out your zine in color (which can get expensive quickly), your pages will be printed in black & white. Think about the post-print legibility of colors, patterns, and images you use. You might try copying, scanning & printing sample pages as you go to see how they look.
- Copy machines often cut the edges off of pages, or impose small margins around the edge of copied pages. It's a good idea to leave a small margin (1/8-1/4") around the edges of your pages to allow for this.
- If you're laying the zine out by hand (instead of with software), only decorate one side of each page. This will make your layout process much less tricky.
Open Source Zine Template
Scanning Zine Pages
Making pages on paper that you want to scan at home? Try the app TinyScanner on your phone, which can scan multi-page color pdfs that you can email to yourself or your professor.