Zamstock is passionate about connecting Zambian photographers with a global audience and providing exceptional visual content.
Quality photography requires proper equipment, like a dedicated camera and lens, which can be costly investments. However, the dominance of American tech giants and their disregard for copyright protection have undermined the potential for earning. These giants profit from advertising revenue generated by the freely available, unauthorised use of creative content, leaving artists and photographers struggling to make ends meet.
Imagine a fairer system where your talent is properly recognised and compensated.
Founded by internationally renowned photographer Ian Murphy, Zamstock aims to empower Zambian photographers and provide them with the rewards they deserve. We prioritise transparency and fairness, offering a 70% commission to the creative on every sale while retaining 30% for administrative purposes. Unlike other libraries that may pay as little as 15% to the creative, our commitment is to provide reasonable and sustainable prices for your photographs. We believe that artists should benefit directly from their creations, rather than large corporations reaping the majority of the profits.
Start earning what you deserve and take control of your creative journey with us.
Meet the faces behind the scenes!
We are committed to building a vibrant platform that celebrates the talent and creativity of our photographers while providing a seamless and inspiring journey for our users
The Founding Father
Ian Murphy is a British-born Zambian photographer. He began his journey at the School of Photography in London and has since been lucky enough to witness the transition from analog to digital photography, finding satisfaction in the unchanged principles of color representation. With a knack for ongoing relevance, Ian continues to thrive in an era that requires images of lasting interest. Ian’s lens have captured diverse landscapes, from cities to wilderness and offshore oil rigs, spanning 76 countries. His work for corporate annual reports and renowned companies enabled him to experience geographic and social mobility while witnessing the power of photography to communicate with shareholders. Ian is the recipient of prestigious awards like London-based Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Mwabi Jere finds immense value in harnessing the power of words to generate impact, foster business growth, and promote sustainability. With over a decade of experience as a communications specialist and digital marketer, Mwabi is the proud founder of Love Local Communications, a consultancy based in Lusaka, Zambia. Believing that exceptional communication can transcend the ordinary and unlock extraordinary possibilities, Mwabi uses her creativity to empower communities to thrive in the ever-expanding digital landscape. A champion of local businesses and changemakers, Mwabi is committed to showcasing their brilliance. She describes herself as “an advocate for the underdogs, a cheerleader for the unsung heroes, and a relentless ambassador of love for all things local.”
The Tech Wizkid
Idah Zimba is a determined and passionate young web developer from Lusaka, Zambia. With no formal background in programming, Idah’s sheer curiosity and tenacity drove her to immerse herself in the world of coding, teaching herself the art of coding and helping to build this very stock photography site from scratch. Through countless hours of self-study and online resources, she’s mastered the intricacies of web development, and how to turn a vision into a reality. Because of her unwavering dedication and love for technology, we have a platform where photographers and enthusiasts can showcase their talent. Her innovative spirit and self-taught skills are a testament to the power of determination, passion, and the endless possibilities that await those who dare to learn and create.
Sana Ginwalla, a Zambia-born artist with origins in India and Myanmar, delves into the politics of identity, home, and belonging through her creative work. In 2017, she founded Everyday Lusaka, an online platform and business dedicated to sharing positive and authentic images of Lusaka, countering stereotypes of African countries, building upon this initiative with Zambia Belonging, a digital counter-archive. Sana’s written and photographic works have consistently aimed to shift perspectives and highlight the often overlooked and relatable moments of everyday life in Zambia, both past and present. By incorporating film, audio, collage, writing, and design publications, she provides new contexts for memories that may not be her own, ultimately seeking to understand her own identity and heritage while facilitating similar journeys for others.
The Legal Eagle
Ruth Simujayangombe is a highly accomplished lawyer, and Advocate of the High Court of Zambia. Renowned for her expertise in intellectual property and collective management, she currently serves as the CEO of the Zambia Reprographic Rights Society (ZARRSO). Ruth’s skills in negotiation, customer service, public speaking, research, and management, as well as her profound understanding of legal intricacies, have been instrumental in driving the success of various initiatives, including an intellectual property case with Zamstock’s Ian Murphy. Her legal background, combined with her exceptional leadership capabilities, has positioned her as a strong business development professional. Passionate about promoting and protecting intellectual property rights, Ruth Simujayangombe is dedicated to advancing the field of collective management in Zambia.
William Miko is a renowned Zambian artist celebrated for his unique artistic vision and captivating works. Born and raised in Zambia, Miko’s artistic journey draws inspiration from his cultural heritage and the vibrant landscapes of Zambia, beautifully blending traditional motifs with contemporary techniques. Through his art, he invites viewers to contemplate the complexities of the world and sparks conversations about cultural diversity, heritage, and the power of visual storytelling. With a remarkable body of works spanning various mediums, Miko has exhibited nationally and internationally, contributing massively to the Zambian art scene and garnering critical acclaim and features in prominent galleries, museums, and publications. Most importantly, he is not only a skilled artist but an advocate for the growth and recognition of local artists too.