Update 25 Feb: this in from Bruce Livingstone – “Thank you for your interest in Stocksy. We’re getting closer to our launch date or March 25th, 2013 and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got.”
iStockphoto founder Bruce Livingstone is about to launch an new photo agency called Stocksy ‘A stock photography co-operative owned & operated by artists’.
They say: ‘Stocksy pays the highest royalty in the industry as well as dividends and patronage performance returns to artists, 50% on regular sales and 100% of extended licenses. By design, Stocksy pays out all profits to artists. In addition to paying dividend and patronage fees to artists on a yearly basis, each member of the co-op owns real equity in the company.’
The static home page features a login/upload for founding photographers… ‘by invitation only’
Launches 25th March