To mark the launch of a new editorial offering, Shutterstock Premier released a magazine built around smart commentary and dynamic photos that capture the goings-on in fashion, entertainment, sports, and news. Sample some of these stories below, from a snappy record of women in men’s clothing to a moving feature about creating refuge in a French refugee camp. To enjoy more stories and images of the events defining our era, check out the first issue.


The women’s rights movement is rippling through Hollywood, making waves in fashion. Read on to see how Hollywood’s leading ladies are fielding the call for equal rights with a tailored message, from sleek suits to crisp bow ties.

“A Tailored Message”
Taking the fight for equal pay to the red carpet.

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Emma Watson. Photo by Kristin Callahan/REX/Shutterstock.

When women entered the workforce after World War I, they used their wardrobes to make a statement. Led by the trouser-embracing Coco Chanel they began bobbing their hair, abandoning corsets, and favoring low-waisted, boyish clothing cuts.

A century on, gender in the workplace is still an issue. In late 2014, Hollywood was hacked. Amidst the tittle-tattle in the leaked emails, it emerged that actresses were being significantly underpaid compared to their male counterparts, At the Oscars, Patricia Arquette used her Best Supporting Actress win to make a point: “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

Other actresses used award ceremonies to speak out, but this time on the red carpet. Like the women entering the workplace nearly one hundred years ago, they adopted a masculine style to make a point. Read more.


The growing refugee crisis continually challenges the limits of our compassion, imploring us to find room in our hearts–and our homes–for those fleeing war and persecution. Read on to see how two playwrights found a creative way to provide refuge to the people of the French “Jungle.”

“Refuge”
In the Calais “Jungle,” refugees are telling their own stories.

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A migrant gets a haircut at the migrant camp in Calais, France. Photo by PuzzlePix/REX/Shutterstock.

“We’ve never done anything like this,” says Joe Murphy, a playwright from London. Murphy had been watching the news with writing partner, Joe Robertson. Concerned by what was happening across the English Channel in Calais, France, they felt compelled to visit the so-called “Jungle” refugee camp. The two 25-year-olds were shocked by the conditions and resolved to do something. “We considered writing a play, but what good would that do?” asks Murphy. Read more.


New York City is on the cusp of every emerging trend, but not one of these can overwrite the decades of culture that came before. Read on for the nostalgia of a New York you may never have known, but which lives inside every New Yorker regardless.

“A New York Minute”
A city full of stories and possibilities.

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A subway in 1970s New York City. Photo by Frank Monaco/REX/Shutterstock.

New York is a town filled with stories. That’s a good thing, because for a city that’s constantly pushing forward, New York City is often looking back. Stories are what keep New York moving.

One of New York’s most famous landmarks, the Chelsea Hotel, could have been a city in itself considering the number of writers and artists who spent time there: Arthur Miller, Jack Kerouac, Patti Smith, Dee Dee Ramone, and Andy Warhol. Twenty blocks uptown and a world away, the famous Round Table led by Dorothy Parker would meet at the Algonquin. At the nearby King Cole Bar, Marlene Dietrich and Salvador Dali were know to have knocked back a drink or two. Read More.

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