The mission Being an artist has never been easy, especially in today's fast paced, digital age. Photographers can't be just artists anymore, they have to be managers, accountants, marketing teams, assistants, web developers, and their own 'mean, lean, shutter-clicking machines". Too many things to handle? We sure think so! We started the company to help photographers get greater exposure, reduce some of the marketing headaches, and to let creatives concentrate on what they do best. We love seeing amazing work and equally love promoting it! A sense of inspired community is also important to us. We believe that the way forward is through presenting, discussing, supporting, and socializing with like-minded people. If you're a photographer, 500px is your connection to a whole world of people. It's the place for you to upload your work and create a beautiful portfolio, join in the conversations, vote on photos and get reviewed in kind. We promote all the best works through a variety of social media bringing you the coverage you need to move forward! If you're not a photographer, you should still join! You'd be able to follow the works of your favourite photographers, create lists of photos that amaze you, express your opinion in comments and by votes, and even find a photographer for hire. There are many possibilities and we think that you'll enjoy exploring them. See them for yourself.