PAN spotted this back in September sometime, sorry for the late notice but it looks like the doors have now shut at photo agency CanStockPhoto. The agency posted this message on their home page on October 1st:
‘After nearly 20 years in business we have been forced to make this very difficult decision and would like to thank our many thousands of talented contributors and customers for making it possible. The industry has changed significantly over this time, with CanStock launched in 2004 during the early mass adoption of digital cameras, and before “social media” was even a phrase. Today of course everyone has a capable digital camera in their pocket, and the advent of AI means amazing images can be created from programs with just a few keywords. Decreased business and increasing costs has made it no longer possible to keep operating, to our great disappointment.’
As advised in our announcement on September 1st, all our membership agreements have now been terminated. For eligible contributors who filed a final payment request prior to the September 30th deadline, you should receive it by December 31st.
Thank you for everything,
The Can Stock Photo Team