Most photographed city? London

By Andrew Hudson Published: July 17, 2011 Updated: August 28, 2012

By Andrew Hudson Published: July 17, 2011 Updated: August 28, 2012

Alamy, the world’s largest independent stock photo site, has rated the Top Ten most photographed cities, according to how many photos are on their websites.

Top Ten Most Photographed Cities

  • 1. London 804,468 images
  • 2. New York 416,048 images
  • 3. Los Angeles 302,732 images
  • 4. Paris 207,558 images
  • 5. Berlin 116,531 images
  • 6. Rome 107,078 images
  • 7. Miami 72,831 images
  • 8. Barcelona 69,581 images
  • 9. Tokyo 66,477 images
  • 10. Hong Kong 62,441 images

“I suspect the order of the first five cities is heavily influenced by a strong mix of both tourism and business. The latter five provide a strong mix of cultural, historical and visual intrigue. For example shooting Tokyo and Hong Kong at night can give stimulating and powerful results.“London clearly has universal appeal with the largest number of photographs by far. And, I would anticipate its lead to increase further in the run up to and during 2012 with an influx of tourists and sports fans and new infrastructure and buildings to photograph.“Cities offer a rich mix of cultures, colours and styles – and a good photograph can provide real insight into their life and soul.”—Alan Capel, head of content at Alamy

Source: MicrostockInfos

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