Editorial

Each week, we’ll pick out amazing photos from the archives of Shutterstock Editorial. Each photo essay showcases some of the top news, sporting events, and celebrity sightings captured by Shutterstock and our photo agency partners. Experience exclusive access to the latest events hot off the wire, or relive iconic moments from history captured on film by top photographers.

Wedding Traditions from Around the World

Wedding Traditions from Around the World

Explore wedding traditions from around the world with this guided tour to popular customs from every continent.

The History of Prom in Pictures

The History of Prom in Pictures

Prom is unabashedly American. Here’s a look at its history, as told by photos in Shutterstock’s Editorial Collection.

The Venice Biennale: A Brief History and What to Expect in 2022

The Venice Biennale: A Brief History and What to Expect in 2022

Curious about how Venice Biennale came into being? Art curator Francesca Pessarelli details its history and what to look forward to in 2022.

The History of Calico

The History of Calico

Learn how calico, often associated with American pioneers, made its journey around the globe—we’re talking about the print, not the cat.

Pop Culture's Most Iconic Weddings

Pop Culture’s Most Iconic Weddings

2022 boasts the biggest number of weddings in decades. If you’re looking for creative inspiration for your own nuptials, look no further.

Triple Crown Winners in Images

Racing into History: Triple Crown Winners in Images

Take a ride through horse racing history with photos of legendary Triple Crown winners, and learn the stories behind these images.

A History of Polka Dots

A History of Polka Dots

To many there is something special, even magical, about polka dots. But this was not always the mood that polka dots engendered.

A History of the Kentucky Derby's Iconic Hats

A History of the Kentucky Derby’s Iconic Hats

Fashion, mint juleps, and thoroughbreds, the Kentucky Derby is steeped in tradition. Here’s how its most recognizable accessory—the Derby hat—evolved as a cultural icon. 

A Brief History of the Red Carpet

A Brief History of the Red Carpet

With the Oscars just around the corner, let’s take a look at how the red carpet became Hollywood’s most glamorous photo op.

What It's Really Like to Shoot the Oscars

What It’s Really Like to Shoot the Oscars

The Academy Awards is Hollywood’s biggest night—and for an entertainment photographer, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Portraits of Impactful Women at Work

Portraits of Impactful Women at Work

To honor Women’s History Month, we’ve partnered with CARE International…

The Women's Rights Movement: Take a Walk Through History

The Women’s Rights Movement: Take a Walk Through History

Revisit key moments in the fight for equal rights, including images from the suffrage movement, Roe v. Wade, and beyond.