Unsplash one of the best open library of visuals is being acquired by Getty Images. The announcement was made on 30th March 2021.
In a statement by Mikael Cho the Co-founder and CEO of Unsplash “Unsplash will continue to operate as a standalone brand and division of Getty Images. The entire Unsplash team will be staying and building Unsplash in the direction we have been. The main difference now is we have access to the resources and experience of Getty Images to help accelerate our plans to create the world’s most useful visual asset library.”
In the last year, Unsplash passed two billion image downloads (and just passed three billion), Unsplash for Brands tripled in size, and they recently launched Unsplash Hire.
In partnership with Getty Images, the plan is to accelerate each of these platforms to grow faster together, collaborate more with brands, and create many more opportunities for creative talent.
There are now over two million high quality, high-resolution images on Unsplash that have been contributed by people from every country. The number of creative works that have been enabled by these visuals is in the billions. It’s impossible to estimate the collective impact but from what we’ve seen and the stories heard, images on Unsplash are fundamental to helping so many people make positive things happen.