Women in Sports
In 1896, female athletes were not allowed to compete in the Summer Games. Gender equality has progressed leaps and bounds since the 1800’s, and this year, we’ll be cheering on our favorite athletes, both male and female, at the 2016 Summer Games!
Stock imagery is an open reflection of social issues and cultural values. We are proud to see the shift in recent years of the representation of women in sports in stock photography to authentic images representing the strength and sportsmanship of these athletes. Photographers hold the power to produce content that reflects, and in turn shapes, cultural perceptions.
Here are some of the most impactful and dynamic images from Adobe Stock highlighting speed, agility, endurance, power, precision, flexibility and balance of women in sports.