From guidelines issued by the publisher Steck-Vaughn to photographers providing images for their educational materials.
People should “look normal.” * Ethnic groups should be portrayed as attractive people. * Asians should not be depicted as shorter than non-Asians. * Contemporary, neat, clean, pressed clothing should be worn, but not their best clothes. * All women should wear bras. No noticeable bulges below the waist on men. * People should wear socks with pants or jeans. No bare feet. * No drugs, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, or tobacco of any kind; no liquor, visible or in pockets. * No excessive long hair on men. No big hair on women. No trendy haircuts; i.e., shaved heads, carved names or initials, high-top fades, dreadlocks, etc. * No visible tattoos, scars, broken teaths, moles, disfigurements. However, a person with crutches or in a wheelchair is allowed. * No hand-holding or other public displays of accection. * No one should sit with his or her legs spread apart. * No gum chewing. * Not to trendy lifestyles; i.e., normal houses, do and cat, etc. * No churches, adult theaters/bookstores, bars, liquor stores, etc., showing in background. * Meals should be healthful. * Dogs and cats should not be on furniture.
Quelle: Harper’s Magazine / May 2004