I know this is terrible but every time I am looking for a photo to talk about the safety of consumer products (vaccines, nanotech, arsenic, what have you) I always want to use the art photography of Andreas Gursky. Alas, I doubt this phenomenal artist is interested in selling the rights for his images as stock photos.
I saw Mickey Smith speak at an artist talk held by the Minnesota Museum of American Art a couple years back and really liked her images. I've recently come back across her work via the Jen Beckman's Hey Hot Shot competition (lots more great photography there for sure). It's exciting to see this great local artist recognized in this national show.
Alas, the web really is a poor medium to see her work which really must be viewed at scale. These enormous prints of minimalist magazine bindings are rather stunning when measured in feet instead of pixels.