Shutterstock Panorama

Posted on 4/28/2015 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Want to know more about the people who are producing images that are licensed at microstock and subscription prices? Shutterstock Panorama is worth a look.

At the beginning of 2015 Shutterstock launched a program to tell the stories of 52 artists from around the world in 52 weeks. So far they have told 17 stories and J. Salvador Fernandez Tamayo’s story will be available next week. You can go to the link above and pick and choose the stories you want to review, or sign up to receive an email once a week when each new story is posted.

Shutterstock Panorama™ celebrates photographers, illustrators, videographers and musicians by telling their stories.  The simplest art can be changed thousands of times and reinvented many different ways, keeping the essence of what it is, but telling a different story along the way. 

Shutterstock contributors can ask to be featured in Panorama, but just asking doesn’t guarantee they will be chosen.  Here is a list of those that have been profiled so far.

Erik Mandre Estonia
Gabriel Cassan Ireland
Eugene Ivanov Czech Republic
Ajda Gorjanc & Nejc Slatner Slovenia
Mark Bridger United Kingdom
Jess Yu China
Senthil M. Singapore
Pablo Rogat Chile
Geraldine Sy Philippines
Jodie Johnson Australia
David duChemin Canada
Joe & Jonelle Louw South Africa
Mythja P. Croatia
Komain Techanadta Thailand
Robby Fahkriannur Indonesia
Tatjana Ristanic Serbia
Cristina Bernazzani Italy
J. Salvador Fernandez Tamayo Mexico

One interesting observation is that there is not a single contributor so far from the United States, Germany or France, countries one might expect a lot of contributors live. In 2014 Shutterstock, Inc. revenue by region of the world was 37 percent from North America, 35 percent from Europe and 28 percent from the Rest of World. Eight of the company’s top 10 contributors hail from Europe.  

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