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Shutterstock Repeats Met Gala Photo Coverage

Shutterstock, a leading global agency for stock imagery and music, will repeat their photo coverage at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit, more popularly known as The Met Gala.

According to Ben Pfeifer, Shutterstock’s SVP of Editorial, it will be the agency’s most recent example of how they are growing their editorial presence at major global events. The May 1st 2017 event in New York City is one of the most anticipated on the international fashion industry’s calendar. Photography from the 2017 Met Gala evening will be for license exclusively through Shutterstock, beginning with the red carpet arrivals and continuing through attendees’ departures later in the night.

In October 2016, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the new theme for 2017’s Met Gala as “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons.” Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer known for her so-called anti-fashion that challenges fashion and beauty conventions. She is the founder of Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market. The Costume Institute celebrates the theme as an exhibition called “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of The In-Between”, showing at The Met from May 4 through September 4, 2017. According to Vogue, this will also be the first monograph show at The Met to focus on a living designer since 1983 when work by Yves Saint Laurent was exhibited at the venue.

Home page and post featured photo credit: Bilyana Dimitrova, via Shutterstock.

Smartphone Apps To Sell Your Photos

Make money with a range of stock photography smartphone apps to sell your photos


Scoopshot is the leading platform for news media, bloggers, businesses and individuals to crowdsource photographers for assignments. They hire Scoopshot photographers to send them particular images or videos and then pay a fee for the content to the photographer. By requesting an image according to a brief rather than searching for it from existing stock image sources, it makes it easier for the client to get the creative result they want and also achieve it extremely quickly.


Being a Foaper means you are real person taking real photos and then making them available for clients for $5 each image, with no limit on how many times a single image can sell. Brands love to work with ‘the real world’ in this way and can build their image libraries based on this approach, including big names such as Sony Entertainment Network and Volvo.


With a similar philosophy to Foap, Snapwire enables those in the everyday world who love photography to make money doing what they love, and do so to the tune of up to $250 per image. Photographers start by submitting a photo for a Snapwire challenge with the aim of having it nominated by a buyer. If successful, the photographer then gets access to live buyer requests and commissions. Additionally, a photographer’s best images can be chosen for the Snapwire Marketplace for direct purchase.


Clashot is exclusively for DepositPhotos clients, but those clients number in the millions, are located worldwide, and usually pay up to $80 per photo. The more interesting the photo, the more likely it will sell. Plus, photographers can also get excited by the special Clashot Offers, where requests are made for specific images. The best images are then purchased for up to 50 times higher then Depositphotos prices.

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