Founded 3 years ago as a humble Tumblr blog, Unsplash has grown into an industry-leading photography community. It’s become a source of inspiration for everyone from award-winning writers like Deepak Chopra to industry-titans like Apple, and millions of creators worldwide.
Over 3 photos are downloaded a second on Unsplash. And the Unsplash library has grown from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of photos. None of this would be possible without our community. One built on the principle of supporting creativity. Our aim is to make Unsplash the most enjoyable, inspirational community in the world. Join the community or apply here if you'd like to help build Unsplash full-time.
Our community is quickly mapping the world in Creative Commons Zero photos.
With over 500 million photos viewed per month, Unsplash becomes the most viral photography platform in the world.
You’re the curator now. Unsplash Collections opens Unsplash up for anyone to create, sort, and share collections of Unsplash photos.
What would you build with access to the most powerful photo engine in the world? We launched Unsplash API to bring more exposure to contributors and make it even easier to build great things with Unsplash photos.
Over 30 events organized by local Unsplash Ambassadors.
Starting in our hometown of Montreal, we began hosting events to meet and connect our community.
Unsplash passes 1 million downloads per month. To keep up with growth, we moved Unsplash off Tumblr to a fully custom site. 776 photos on Unsplash at the time.
We hated expensive, cheesy stock photos. Instead, we teamed up with a local photographer to take a few custom shots.
We only used one photo though. So with the extras, we setup a $19 tumblr theme and gave the rest of the images away for free. We launched on Hacker News and were voted the top story.
We’ve got big plans for the future of Unsplash. If you want to help us create it, we’d love to hear from you.
We owe a huge thank you to the selfless Unsplash contributors who give their work for free in support of the community. Without them, none of this would be possible.
❤️️ With love,