When Jon Oringer founded Shutterstock in 2003, he uploaded 30,000 of his own pictures and offered it to customers through a subscription service. Fast forward 11 years and the New York based Shutterstock now boasts a catalog of over 300 Milliosn image, and Jon Oringer now has a net worth of $1B! Not Too shabby for “Struggling” Photographer 🙂
I have used Shutterstock a number of times in the past, and there is no shortage of images available. One area that could use some improvement is local African content. Shutterstock and many stock photo sites do not capture the full range of images that Africa has to offer. There are a number of different African startups that are looking to fill that gap, and with any luck they too can join the billion dollar club at some point. Below are some of the sites that we have found………………… Stay Mobile!