I found a work around that will allow you to complete the DS-160 if it is crashing at the photo upload screen.
You just have to upload a photo that WILL NOT pass the photo verification. When your photo is rejected you now have the option to continue without submitting a photo, it then tells you can bring a photo to the interview with you as in the image below. This will allow you to at least submit the application and book an interview.
To have my photo not pass the verification I scaled it down in size to 50% so that it was low res. Other methods may work, keep trying until you get a failure.
The website is very buggy and this is the best solution I can find to get past being stuck at the photo page.