Lightstock is committed to preventing the spread of "Poverty Porn" photography. The term "Poverty Porn" has been used to describe any form of media that exploits people in poor conditions in order to evoke sympathy or support for a given cause. The subjects are usually children or individuals characterized as suffering, malnourished and helpless.
We believe most churches, ministries and organizations have no intention of exploiting anyone. Most people have never considered the idea of poverty porn, which is why we want to educate others.
You shouldn’t expect to see any of these types of images or video on Lightstock. Our aim is providing photos and videos that portray people with dignity, joy and respect.