Refrakt

A more meaningful home for photography

Refrakt is an independent space to share your photography in a way that shows it best. No ads, alogorithms, or attention stealing.

It's a more contemplative online space. You are encouraged to spend your time with intention, form new connections, and be inspired to get out and make photographs.

If Refrakt sounds interesting, you can take a look around.

Regular account

Unlimited posts

Premium account

Bigger uploads, bigger series, and more

Screenshot of a post detail page on Refrakt

We don’t like sharing screenshots here since they get outdated quickly. Take a look around instead. You can start from the Discover feed and you don’t even need an account!

Our commitment

Refrakt is independent and self-funded by Sam, and a handful of wonderful Patrons.

We're committed to building the best platform for those who enjoy the art of photography, whether that's photographers themselves, curators, agencies, collectors, or anyone in-between.

Our goal is to create a sustainable business that can support itself, but most importantly, one that can truly support photographers.

Refrakt will never have advertising. It will never sell your data or your attention. Our only customers will be the people who use Refrakt. This model means that we're motivated to build a platform that you truly get value from.

We have a long way to go yet, but we’re confident this is the right thing to do. It’s what photography needs.

Features we love

  • Uncropped and high quality photos

  • Works anywhere, from your phone to your desktop

  • Chronological feeds by default

  • Organize projects and zines with Series

  • Collaborate on custom feeds with Collectives

  • More intentional interactions with props and discussion prompts

  • EXIF powered feeds for cameras, lenses, film, and scanners

  • Bulk uploading and posting

  • Add non-destructive borders to your images

  • Pin your favorite work to the top of your profile

  • Privacy controls for your content and safety

Check out our public roadmap to see what we’re working on, and our changelog to see what we’ve recently released.

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