A photograph, usually presented in a searchable online database, that may be purchased for specified uses. Such photos are often created through the use of models in staged scenarios, and may be used in graphic/web design situations where hiring a photographer to capture real life events is cost-prohibitive or impossible. The convenience of stock photos make them popular among the designers of Republican campaign websites for whom images of non-white supporters may be elusive or nonexistent.
Efforts by the RNC to woo Latino voters were hindered when somebody noticed its use of a stock photo of Asian children on its Latino outreach website.
by FlipEsq June 02, 2015