The Peoples of the World Foundation

Education for and about Indigenous Peoples

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The material in our "publish your work" program is the copyright of the original author/photographer. If you wish to use that material we will place you in touch with the original author/photographer. Please contact us using the contact link found at the top of each "publish your work" page.

Commercial use: Commercial use of our material requires a monetary or in-kind dontation. The extent of that donation depends on the form of use. We stock license our photography in return for these donations. Certain forms of use are not available.

The photographs on our web site are from 35mm color professional slide stock. Digital images can be provided up to 6,400 dpi (optical), or greater with sufficient advanced notice. Please contact us if you are interested in commercial licensing of our material.

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It is our policy to refuse non-commercial use permission retroactively.


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