Stock photography, made with love.

"We made Stocksy because we love photography..."

Stocksy is home to a curated collection of royalty-free stock photography that's beautiful, distinctive and highly usable.

Because every photo is vetted, every shot has earned a place. So, no filler, no cheesy poses...and no more hours of searching for the right image.

Rewarding our talent

We love our photographers too, and reward their talent with the respect it deserves.

The majority of our revenues reach each photographers' pockets – 50% of standard license, 75% of extended licenses – and every single Stocksy contributor receives a share of the company.

If you shoot for Stocksy, you're also part of a vibrant, friendly community of photographers. To keep things manageable we only add around 500 members each year, so if you'd like to join us, keep an eye on our Call to Artists page.

Drawing on our experience

We founded Stocksy back in 2013 – as veterans of the stock industry, we wanted to make it a better experience for customers and photographers alike.

Besides our business experience, our leadership team encompasses talent in curation, design, photography, and IT. We're also embracing the expertise of our contributors as we develop our offering.

While we're only just getting started, we're thrilled with Stocksy's progress to date and proud of the team that's making it happen. Take a look at the collection and we hope you'll see why.

With love,


Our Mission, Vision and Values.

"Stocksy exists to provide distinctive, authentic and cliché-free images, collectively raising the creative industry's expectations of stock photography"

Our mission...

To create, curate and maintain an exclusive collection of consistently high-quality imagery;

To provide services that make searching, finding and purchasing our images a pleasure for discerning customers;

And to work together as a co-operative, creating a profitable, enjoyable and motivating space for photographers to work in.

Our vision...

"We will offer discerning image buyers the best image marketplace in the world."

By following stringent standards of curation for each and every upload, we will transform the perception of stock photography among our clients and become their trusted partner in creative projects – while providing a fair and sustainable income for our members.

Our values...

As a co-operative, our business is based on fundamental values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.

Signing up as a member of Stocksy is a statement that you believe in our ethics of honesty, openness, social responsibility and care for fellow members.

Furthermore, the following cooperative principles guide our activity:

Voluntary, open membership

Co-operatives are voluntary organisations, open to all persons willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.

Democratic member control

Co-operatives are democratic organisations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. All elected representatives are accountable to the membership.

Economic participation by members

Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their co-operative. The majority of revenue is paid back to our membership, with a surplus of profits paid out in patronage fees at the end of each financial year.

Autonomy and independence

Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organisations, controlled by their members.

Education, training and information

Co-operatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers and employees, so all parties can contribute effectively to the ongoing development of the co-op.

Co-operation among cooperatives

Co-ops serve their members most effectively – and strengthen the co-operative movement – by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.

Concern for community

Co-operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities, through policies approved by their members.