In 2013, Unsplash launched as a modest Tumblr blog. Since then, Unsplash has evolved into one of the most impactful online communities. Today, over 10 billion Unsplash images are seen every month. A photo featured on Unsplash will now be viewed more than the front page of The New York Times.
The Unsplash community is fueled by contributors who offer their images freely for anyone to use, inspiring hundreds of millions of creators from 13-year-old graphic designers to multi-platinum recording artists.
Unsplash is a special community, where the powerful principles of sharing and openness have taken the place of strict copyright and legal red tape.
The web was meant to connect, inform, and inspire us in unprecedented ways. The Unsplash community embodies this philosophy fully. Unsplash has become a place where the impact of our connected world is on full display. Instead of images being hoarded and shut down, images on Unsplash are fuel for creativity.
At Unsplash, our mission is to enable everyone to create. You don’t need to know someone, or have an agent, or have a name to be great on Unsplash. We’re a place where creators meet their audience. A place where individuals become a community. And a source of inspiration for millions of people from every country in the world. We’ve seen how the willingness to give a single image unlocks the creative potential that exists in us all.