Best month ever for the Stock Program

Looking at this month's sales report we feel proud to see that our idea of connecting creative people from the global south to the global market really works. The Commerce & Culture Stock Program are now starting to dramatically improve the opportunities for some of the photographers involved. One of the participating photographers did sell for more than 4000 USD this month alone.

Since the upload of 170 new pictures and the following online Getty promotion last month we have been looking forward to seeing the resulting sale. Now the results are in.

One of the participating photographers did sell for more then 4000 USD this month alone, a considerable amount of money, especially taking local conditions into account. Most of the established photographers with studios in Bamako earns around 100 USD per month, and the average income in Mali is less then 2 USD a day. The income generated by the sale of pictures via the Commerce & Culture Stock Program is made on pure international market terms, showing that trade is a great form of aid.

Photo of woman smiling while on the phone, is taken by Seydou Camara in 2010, who is part of Commerce and Culture's stock program.