Friday, October 17, 2008

Shutterstock's Editorial Image Collection Rapidly Expanding Thanks to Success of Red Carpet Program

Increased Demand for Affordable, Royalty-Free Celebrity and Entertainment Stock Photos Fuels the Growth of Shutterstock's Editorial Image Library, Now over 100,000 Images

New York, October 16, 2008 - Shutterstock®, the world's largest subscription-based online stock photo agency, achieved another industry milestone this week when its editorial library passed the 100,000th image mark, thanks to the success of its entertainment/celebrity photo program: Shutterstock on the Red Carpet™. Shutterstock is the only online stock photo agency to offer this unique program, which assists its global network of photographers in getting past the velvet ropes to the hottest events worldwide.

Due to the increased demand among news outlets for affordable, royalty-free editorial images, Shutterstock has become a trusted resource within the news community for its commitment to accuracy and high quality. As a result, Shutterstock's editorial library of newsworthy images is now one of the fastest growing categories in the company's library of almost 5 Million royalty-free images.

Working directly with event organizers, Shutterstock on the Red Carpet obtains coveted press passes to concerts, sporting or public events, and festivals for its network of photographers. Since the program's inception in 2007, Shutterstock's photographers have submitted stock photography from top events such as the 2008 White House Correspondents' Dinner and Sting in concert, as well as stock photos of leading celebrities from Jessica Alba to Brad Pitt, and many more.

"Shutterstock on the Red Carpet is truly a win-win for buyers and photographers," said Jon Oringer, founder and CEO of Shutterstock. "This unique program enables us to provide even more high quality, celebrity and entertainment stock images at affordable prices. Plus, Shutterstock's talented worldwide photographers benefit from our commitment to helping them gain access to the most exciting events across the globe."

To learn more about Shutterstock on the Red Carpet, Shutterstock photographers can contact a representative at

Source: Shutterstock

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