A number of the beautiful images used on our site are courtesy of the world’s most generous community of photographers who share their works via platforms such as Unsplash, StockSnap and Pixabay, formed as the antithesis to the mainstream stock media experience.

We are extremely grateful to the contributors, and we applaud the manifesto:

“Our aim is to celebrate the gifts contributors make by extending the connection to their photography as far as we can. Images connect on an emotional level. They are not only how we self-express but also how we understand all kinds of information. The creative spirit is one of exploration. If creativity is a form of exploration, then an image is the perfect start.”