At Shutterstock, we sometimes have the opportunity to share very special moments in history through our unique and talented contributors. Our most recent partnership with leading independent stock footage company, Firehorse ARC, allows us to do so through hours of rare and exclusive Arab and Middle East video content. Much of this footage captures areas that have been destroyed or rendered inaccessible, such as the heritage sites of Syria.

The archive offers a rich and varied range of material covering modern and traditional societies, religions, landscapes, art, architecture, and interviews with people from across the Middle East. Firehorse ARC’s footage is a powerful record of everyday life and lost treasures in this part of the world. No one will be able to capture the cultural and historical significance of these places in the same way again.



With profound change happening across the Middle East, the demand for footage in the area is unprecedented. It is a privilege to be able to offer such diverse and valuable footage to our international network of producers and filmmakers.

The Beirut based owners of Firehorse ARC, Mouna Mounayer and Najat Rizk, have over 20 years of experience in broadcast factual entertainment and have shared that they are “thrilled to be working with Shutterstock to take our output to a much wider international audience.”