Most Photographed Cities

Posted on 9/4/2018 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (2)

I saw a story recently that said Dreamstime had identified Kiev as the 15th most photographed city in the world. That surprised me. as I had expected a lot of other cities to be much higher in terms of tourist destinations than Kiev. I couldn’t find the original Dreamstime story in order to see who they had as number 1, but I found a lot of other lists of top cities and top travel destinations. They were all differed depending on who put together the list. I found one list of “25 Most Photographed Cities in Europe” and Kiev wasn’t on it. I decided to search Shutterstock’s collection of 216,094,727 images to see which were the top cities with the most photos.


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  • Ray Laskowitz Posted Sep 8, 2018
    Jim, this can't be current. New Orleans isn't represented. I live in New Orleans, every damn photographer passes through and takes the same ten pictures because my city is the top rated tourist destination in the country and very high in world rankings. Best, Ray

  • Jim Pickerell Posted Sep 14, 2018
    Hi Ray:
    I didn't intend for this to be a comprehensive list of all cities in the world, on selected cities that I happened to search.

    If I had included New Orleans in my search it would be 59th on my list ahead of Monte Carlo with 18,839 photos in the Shutterstock collection.

    I'm sure there may be other cities that I have missed with more images.

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