A digital platform helping newsrooms find and license quality images from local African photographers and photojournalists.
Photojournalism has a diversity problem. In a 2018 World Press Photo survey of over 1,000 international photographers, for instance, only 1 per cent identified as Black. Local and international newsrooms struggle to find compelling Africa-focused photography to accompany their reporting, while African photographers find it difficult to reach large audiences, formally monetize their work and gain steady incomes.
With Atlas, built by Africans for Africans, we aim not only to bridge this diversity gap but reshape the media industry which will revolutionize how the world ‘sees’ and understands Africa. Starting with Nigeria, Atlas will host relevant news and editorial images curated from local photographers and photojournalists which anyone (from bloggers to newsrooms to corporates in need of relatable stock photos) can instantly download.