Bridging the gap between artistic endeavour and commercial success

Renowned through the world as a leading image library Millennium’s collection is at the cutting edge of contemporary photography.

It is a favourite of many designers and picture researchers who are fed up with cliches and stereotypes. We have a fantastic track record working continuously with major publishing companies from all of over the world.

The images are very fairly priced and are easy to find and download. And of course our friendly staff are keen to give you help whenever you need it.

We will let you download high res files for tryouts, without any obligation to buy and give you 30 days to pay when you do decide to buy.

All our images are rights managed.

We are based in Hackney, London. We are a small team all of whom are artist/photographers.

Millennium was founded by Jason Shenai 25 years ago as a response to clients wanting to find photography that was “a bit different” but not always have the budget or a clear idea of what was needed to commission new works. Initially Millennium consisted of works by a small handful of artist-photographers.

These works were very different to what could be found in any other picture library, which were always predictable and commercial.


Millennium’s fabulous gallery is where we sell prints by top flight artists.

Millennium now has more than 80000 fully downloadable high resolution files on line. We work carefully and our images are selected from much largers number as submitted to us. Our clients are therefore not required to browse through endless dull and repetitive images and the quality speaks for itself.

The images that we hold are exclusive to us. You cannot buy these images anywhere else. We charge reasonable prices that suit our clients and give a fair return to our photographers.

We think of our contributors as artist-photographers. When you browse our site you will always find unexpected solutions, as well as more clearcut photography.

Whilst we are happy selling rights for advertising, digital marketing and editorial our largest sector of clientelle is the fiction book publishing world. We have clients all over the world, representing the largest book publishers but we are equally happy to work with small independent publishers.

We recognise that not everyone’s budget is the same and whilst always wanting to maintain reasonable prices for our photographers, we are very happy to make adjustments to prices where there is need.


Our Team

We are a team 5 all of whom are photographers based in Hackney, London. Millennium was founded by Jason Shenai 25 years ago as a response to clients wanting to find photography that was “a bit different” but not always having the budget or a clear idea of what was needed to commission new works

Jason Shenai

Jason Shenai


Jason is founder and director of Millennium Images.

Jason Shenai is amonst other things photographer and teacher. During his photographic career he has worked for many regular clients including The Observer Magazine and The Telegraph Magazine, Penguin Books, Woolf Olins Design and a multitude of private clients. Solo shows have been at Judd Street Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, Sadler’s Wells and Gallery 47.

Jason founded and ran Inside Eye, a four year project helping prisoners to document their lives in photography. He ran the documentary module at Westminster University for 8 years and is currenly lecturer in Visual Identity at Speos Institute.

Niall O'Leary

Niall O'Leary

Niall is the Art Director at Millennium Images.

Born London E17. I first started to study photography at Richmond upon Thames College. Then I moved into assisting, working with an assortment of Fashion and Still-Life London based photographers. (Three Years)

Returning to education in 1989 I attended Arts University Bournemouth completing a photography HND & PQE both with distinction. Finally moving back
to London I have worked at Millennium Images for over 25 years as Art Director. I am also a director of the company.

Over the years my pictures have appeared on numerous book covers, magazines & newspapers. I have contributed to group exhibitions in Les Rencontres, D'Arles,+ Photofusion, London + The Photographers Gallery, London.

Mara Bodis-Wollner

Mara Bodis-Wollner

Mara manages licensing of Millennium's Rights Managed image collection, including clearing rights and fees for usage.

Studying photography for both my undergraduate and graduate degree at NYU and Bard respectively. Mara has a rich history within photography and production, working with the likes of Gregory Crewdson.

Mara has her own photography practice, alongside teaching photography at the American School in London.

Please contact Mara if you are interested in licensing one of our images, or to discuss pricing.

Robert Brunton

Robert Brunton

Robert is the Head of Production at Millennium Images.

Working with Millennium for over ten year Robert keeps the inner working of the site flowing, processing images, managing the database and more.

Alongside his role at Millennium Robert is a photographer. His images explore the relationship between the natural landscape and the artificial constructs imposed upon it. His work can be found in the Millennium library.

Ana Blumenkron

Ana Blumenkron

Ana Blumenkron is a content creator and head of marketing at Millennium.

Ana has an artistic and a commercial photographic practice. She graduate from MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from University of the Arts London. The focus of her work is on feminism, gender stereotypes, and how women are represented by the media.

Her work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom, China, France, Japan, and Mexico.

For her commercial practice she collaborates with numerous publications in London and Mexico and is a still photographer for the film and TV industry.

Within Millennium she is focusing on social media strategies, curating online exhibitions, and connecting with photographers outside Europe.

The Future

Millennium is excited to announce that it has recently started Milim Community, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company who aim is to address inequalities in the photography world, and to encourage inclusion and diversity.

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