Shutterstock Premier Editorial Content

Images and footage marked as "Editorial Use Only" are made for use in stories or articles about newsworthy events or items of public interest. This type of content cannot be used for any kind of commercial purpose. These guidelines apply even if your organization is non-profit.

Editorial content can be used in:

  • Magazines
  • News articles
  • Non-fiction books
  • Documentaries
  • Other newsworthy purposes

Editorial content cannot be used in:

  • Advertisements
  • Merchandise
  • Product packaging
  • Any other commercial/promotional use

How do I license editorial images?
This editorial image is only available on Shutterstock Premier, along with the latest content from our editorial photographers and global partners. Get access to over 40 million news, sports, and entertainment images with Shutterstock Premier, as well as the 10,000 new images added every day. Shutterstock Premier access is great for large teams with enterprise level usage. Learn more.

How do I find editorial images without access to Premier?
Shutterstock offers a wide selection of non-commercial editorial content that’s available for licensing under our Standard and Enhanced Licenses. Take a look at our plans here. To find editorial content, go to the Image tab and perform a search. On the search results page click "More" under the search bar, then check the "Only Editorial" box.

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