Brooklyn’s Johnny Cirillo is just one of the photographers whose work is showcased on this Brighton company’s website, which has featured images documenting the pandemic as part of its #mysquaremile campaign. More than 175,000 hobbyists, collectors and professional photographers trade equipment on MPB’s website. Its platform allows users to buy and sell equipment, and automates pricing based on camera specifications and product demand. The business was founded by chief executive Matt Barker, 37, in 2011, and also has American, French and German websites, helping sales to hit £44.2m this year. In 2019, MPB secured £9m from investors, including Acton Capital and Beringea, taking total funds raised to more than £18m.
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