Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Citizen photography agency: many members, no buyers
Scoopt, the first citizen photography agency that launched in July (see previous posting), has now members in 35 countries. As Press Gazette reports, the agency attracted 1,200 amateur mobile phone photographer within one week. Scoopt founder Kyle MacRae said on Press Gazette: "It's incredibly exciting when you are just sitting there in front of the computers and someone from one of 35 countries sends in something that they think is newsworthy. You just wonder what it is." The agency, that is currently run by three business partners, has plans to expand.
However, Press Gazette also states that "so far the agency has yet to sell any pictures, although it has already had 600 sent to it".
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