So here’s a tricky one. See the fingers this woman is holding up? As an American, this is the nonverbal way to say, “peace”.
In England, it’s the “V for Victory” if the palm is facing outward but something considered very rude if the hand is turned the other way.
Which, if you’re creating content for a global audience (something you should be doing) means when you use stock photos you need to be especially careful to not send the wrong signal.
In fact, quickly Googling “hand signs around the world”, I found that there are so many ways you can get yourself into trouble that you need to seriously be careful when you select your stock photos!
Don’t believe me?
Read this article and then tell me what this photo means to people from Latin America.