Excio was established in 2017 from a passion to discover talented photographers, and offers a platform for showcasing amazing photographs — and the people and stories behind them.
In 2022, with the backing of our passionate community of photographers – and a new community of passionate image users – we launched the world’s first blockchain-based photo library. The technology matters because it allows the library to serve both photographers and image users.
Behind every photo is story. Through photography, we can all learn about the world we live in and make a positive impact.
When our contributing members (our Mighty Captivators) share their photographs, we regularly showcase their work through our articles, newsletters, and social media.
We have completely changed the commission-based model of how images are currently sold and purchased.
To make images affordable to buy for those who need them, while fairly rewarding photographers, we created Excio PhotoTokens®. The tokens enable photographers and image users to contribute to and access, respectively, our abundant photo library.
Inspiring and growing
We love challenges and competitions! There’s always something happening at our Excio Hub to keep you motivated and inspired.
We also publish an issue of our Captivating Photography Journal every two months. Members can read the journal online for free, and non-members can purchase both digital and print versions.
Some of our members
Whether you are in New Zealand or anywhere else in the world, if you love photography, crave connections with fellow enthusiasts, and seek a sense of belonging, we warmly welcome you.
Below, discover our most active members. You’ll find photographers who have achieved the prestigious Mighty Captivator status and image users who actively support and utilise authentic, fresh photographs from our library.
Be a part of something extraordinary at Excio.