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PhotoShelter transforms the way image makers and businesses communicate their stories and manage their visual assets online. With over 80,000 professional photographers and 70 brands hosting 200 million files, we accomplish this through two image management solutions: PhotoShelter for photographers and Libris for enterprises.

In 2005, we were pioneers in launching the first cloud-based product for individual photographers to showcase, archive and sell their work. It offers beautiful websites, secure storage, plus over 100 professional-grade features to help photographers take their businesses to the next level. Our latest product, Libris, is a centralized image management platform that helps businesses quickly, easily and affordably harness the power of their visual content -- anytime, anywhere. Libris is used by top brands, universities, and sports teams including: Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Ravens, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown University, Arizona Cardinals and the Associated Press.

Featured Media Coverage

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PhotoShelter for Photographers

10 Unique Ways Leaders Bond with Employees
September 18, 2015

PhotoShelter Unviles a Mobile App for Managing Your Portfolio On the Go
June 9, 2015

Professional Photographer Magazine
SEO Makeovers: Looking Good for Google
November 24, 2014

Outdoor Photographer
Solutions: Your Website Made Simple
August 26, 2014

Professional Photographers of America
Team Effort: PhotoShelter Beam Portfolio
February 2014

The New York Enterprise Report
Company Next Door: PhotoShelter
February 2014

Popular Photography
PhotoShelter Beam Adds Portfolio Functionality, Goes Into Public Beta
July 9, 2013

PhotoShelter Libris

How The Big 12 Got Smarter With Their Digital Assets

Campaigns and Elections
The Hidden Danger of Free Stock Photos
June 5, 2015

Improving Photo Storage Systems Could Save Colleges $30,000 Annually, Says Survey
February 9, 2015

Mobile Marketing Watch
Image Is Everything in Marketing and PhotoShelter Gets It
January 27, 2015

PhotoShelter launches Libris for businesses that keep photos in virtual shoeboxes
January 26, 2015

Business 2 Community
The Future of Content Marketing: 35 Experts Share Their 2015 Predictions
December 29, 2014

iMedia Communications
A Marketer's Guide to Acing Social Visual Content
December 9, 2014

Company Snapshot

PhotoShelter’s cloud-based image management solutions provide the world’s professional photographers, leading brands and businesses with a centralized, secure place to host, manage, and leverage their digital assets to engage with their audiences.

  • Founded: 2005 in New York City
  • Founders: Allen Murabayashi, Grover Sanschagrin, Thom Chin, Jeffrey Arnold
  • Funding: $4 million Series A in 2007 from General Catalyst Partners
  • Product Suite: Websites and tools for professional photographers; Image asset management solutions for enterprise
  • Latest Product Launches: Beam website portfolios (July 2013); Libris (November 2014)
  • Employees: 38 full-time
  • User base: 80,000 photographers from 90 countries; 70 leading brands, sports teams, and universities
  • Awards: Named by Internet Week as Top Place to Work and Happiest Employees in NYC Tech

PhotoShelter Labs

PhotoShelter also offers a suite of groundbreaking new products as part of our PhotoShelter Labs growth initiative. Products include:

Lattice: Discover amazing photography, together

With Lattice, our mission is simple — to connect people with the photos they love and the creators behind those photos. Across our community we host over 200 million of the world’s best professionally captured images. Lattice is brand new way for people to discover and access those images, and will help drive more traffic to our members.

Explore Lattice here:

Notable Clients

PhotoShelter for Photographers

Ami Vitale
Documentary photographer

Art Wolfe
Wildlife photographer

Corey Rich
Nikon Ambassador & Adventure photographer

Joe McNally
Internationally recognized National Geographic contributor

Lindsay Adler
Fashion Photographer

University of Michigan
Sports & alumni photo store

Zack Arias
Commercial & Editorial photographer

Libris for Enterprises

Arizona Cardinals
Photography Department

Baltimore Ravens
Digital Media department

Georgetown University
Photography department

Tufts University
Photography department

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Photography department


We often speak and serve as experts on the following topics:

  • Photography portfolio websites
  • Image management workflow
  • Marketing & promoting a photography business
  • Selling photography & photo services
  • Delivering photography to clients online
  • Search engine optimization
  • Social media marketing
  • Photography trends
  • Startups/entrepreneurship

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