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Take Stock houses a unique collection of over 75,000 photographic images focused sharply on just two subjects:
  • The Civil Rights movement, including images of Martin Luther King.
  • Cesar Chavez and the struggle of migrant farm workers.


The special qualities of these images flow directly from the passionate convictions of the photographers who made them. They were not simply hired professionals on assignment, but talented image-makers dedicated personally to the cause of social justice. Check their biographies for evidence of this commitment. Browse the picture collection to see the difference it made. We think you will find much to admire here.

To gain access to the site, we ask that you accept the terms and conditions on which we make these images available to you. By entering this site, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.


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Take Stock Web Site User Agreement

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND TAKE STOCK, A PHOTOGRAPHIC STOCK AGENCY. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE YOU CONTINUE TO USE THIS SITE OR DOWNLOAD ANY IMAGE(S). BY CLICKING ON THE ACCEPT BUTTON OR BY DOWNLOADING ANY IMAGE(S) YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

Ownership of This Web Site

This Web site is owned and operated by Take Stock. All of the content featured or displayed on this Web site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and software ("Content"), is owned by the individual photographers who created the images and/or Take Stock, its licensers and its content providers.

The images on this site may only be used as outlined under "Grant of Rights" below. It is illegal to copy or reproduce these images beyond the "Licensing Agreement", including use on other web sites without the prior written consent of Take Stock. It is illegal to use any portion of our images as reference for another photograph or illustration in any form.

If you are under eighteen (18) years of age, you must have parental consent before ordering any photograph or image on this site.

Licensing Agreement

Take Stock grants you a personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive right to copy and store the images you have selected onto your computer hard drive or disk and to use the image on one computer and with one user at a time only in the United States. The image may only be copied, modified and incorporated in materials solely for evaluation purposes, to test or sample the Images, including using the Images in comps, rough or draft layouts, or for demonstration to your clients but only when in good faith, use of the specific image is intended. Usage of an image(s) in any other way constitutes willful copyright infringement and is punishable to the fullest extent of the law.

Rates and rights must be negotiated before use. All photographs and rights not expressly granted in writing remain the exclusive property of the photographer and are limited to one-time use. NO REPRODUCTION RIGHTS ARE GRANTED OR IMPLIED HEREIN. The Image cannot be sold or distributed or used for advertising, brochures, editorial publications, multimedia, or any other use without the prior written permission of Take Stock. Take Stock and its licensors retain all rights not expressly granted by this agreement.

Images are not model released unless so indicated in the caption accompanying the image. You agree not to use any image in a defamatory manner or context, either by changing it or by any accompanying text. You agree to hold Take Stock and its suppliers harmless from any and all claims and expenses arising from any image's use.

Advanced written permission is required for use of images for sensitive subjects including but not limited to matters of sexual nature, contraception, substance abuse, domestic violence, alcohol, tobacco, AIDS, cancer and other serious physical mental ailments or disparagement of any business or person. Take Stock reserves the right not to permit reproduction of any image for any reason whatsoever. Pornographic, defamatory, libelous or otherwise unlawful use of an image is prohibited. Take Stock and its licensors retain all rights not expressly granted by this agreement.

To obtain reproduction rights you must contact Take Stock

Warranties

The information provided is "as is" with all faults and without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice. Take Stock makes no warranties or representations regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information. Take Stock nor its photographers shall be liable to you for any general, special, direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, or other damages arising out of the rights granted herein.

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YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TAKE STOCK MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ACCESS TO THIS SITE WILL BE. TAKE STOCK MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TAKE STOCK NEITHER ENDORSES NOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT, INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE, NOR SHALL IT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIALS OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT, INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE. TAKE STOCK MAKES NO, AND YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TAKE STOCK HAS NOT MADE ANY, AND TAKE STOCK HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE CONTENT AND THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances will Take Stock or its photographers be liable for any damages whatsoever (including without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of (a) the use of or inability to use the images or (b) the inability to obtain additional rights to the images (including making additional copies) even if Take Stock has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In any event, the limit of liability of the copyright owner of the image, their representative, and Take Stock shall be the fee paid for the image to Take Stock.

Indemnification

You agree that you will not use the images for any unlawful purpose, or to defame any person, or to violate any person's right of privacy or publicity, or to infringe upon any trade name, trademark or service mark or any entity. You agree to hold Take Stock harmless against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses arising out of any breech of this Agreement.

Governing Law

The interpretation of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, United States of America. Any and all disputes, with the exception of copyright claims, arising out of, under or in connection with this agreement, including, without limitation, the validity, interpretation, performance and breach hereof, shall be settled by arbitration in San Rafael, California pursuant to the rules of the Arts, Arbitration and Mediation Service of the California Lawyers for the Arts, and the laws of California. Judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Any dispute involving $5000 or less may be submitted without arbitration to any court having jurisdiction. If recipient of this contract is an agent for or an employee of a non-U.S. company but operates in a place of business in the United States or its territories, said recipient expressly agrees that any dispute regarding this contract shall be adjudicated within the United States in the manner described here. Copyright claims shall be brought in the Federal Court having jurisdiction. If Take Stock is caused to present claims or suit to you as a result of any breach of the above terms set forth, it shall be made whole for such reasonable legal fees or costs by recipient or user herein.

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Mississippi Eyes

Mississippi Eyes Cover Matt Herron has written the story of the Southern Documentary Project as it captured the events of Freedom Summer in 1964. The book draws on many images from this site, as well as Herron's own eloquent account of that summer. You can read more about Mississippi Eyes at the author's web site.


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The Image Works

Take Stock is delighted to announce our new partnership with The Image Works, a premier independent editorial stock agency located in Woodstock, New York. The Image Works handles all licensing and fulfillment of Take Stock picture orders, and has a large number of additional Take Stock images not included in this tightly edited collection. Clients needing specialized image searches or detailed information about our collection may still contact Take Stock directly or call us at 415-479-6994.

Bob Fitch Photos Removed from Site
If you are looking specifically for photographs taken by Bob Fitch, you must now visit his personal web site to arrange licensing: www.bobfitchphoto.com

Take Stock regrets that we can no longer license his work.