About Alamy

We sell images. We add over 100,000 new images every day, sourced from photographers and photo agencies in 173 countries. We pay our photographers higher royalties than our competitors.

Our images

We have a bigger, broader, more unique collection than any other library and every day we supply thousands of creative professionals including designers, marketing departments, news desks, and publishers with images produced by the best professional and amateur photographers around.

Customer service

We have the best customer service in the industry, our friendly team of image buying experts are on hand to help you out via email, phone or live chat wherever you are in the world.

"Variety, a website that works, and quick responses to queries or orders. Who could ask for more? I think Alamy is outstanding."

Abigail Baxter, Photo researcher

Our Customers

We sell images to customers around the world. See all customers

Our contributors think we’re great too

We’re easy to work with, we’re non-exclusive and we don’t tie photographers in with exclusive / long term contracts. We don’t edit our collection, contributors choose what they want to sell.

‘Alamy has for many years been an important revenue stream for me, as a professional landscape photographer. Although image sale values have declined across the industry, sales volumes at Alamy have more than compensated to ensure that photographers continue to benefit from Alamy’s services.' Adam Burton, Photographer

Our ‘100% students’ project supports photography students while they study. We give students 100% of the money they make from the sale of their images on Alamy.

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Our Mission

We provide the most comprehensive choice of imagery, supported by excellent customer service and a fast and simple online experience. We share the rewards with our suppliers with fairness and transparency, and our business is underpinned with a philanthropic ethos. We’re easy to do business with. It’s simple, our aim is to be the first port of call for buyers and suppliers of imagery.

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Our philosophy

We’re proud of doing things differently and philanthropy is an important part of our company DNA. We donate a significant proportion of our operating profits to charity. Since 2007, we´ve donated over $5.5 million to good causes, including DNA and cancer research through SBL and educational research through the Fischer Family Trust.

We support a number of charitable projects working to improve health education and self-sufficiency in poor communities. Since 2010 we’ve distributed solar lamps to Haiti, Southern India and Southern Sudan.