As it was just confirmed on MSG, Yuri Arcurs is going to distribute his images exclusively through the Getty family, which means he is becoming an exclusive member at iStockphoto.
This is quite surprising, given his success in the past which relied widely on using all distribution channels available. However, he had already mentioned in the recent past that the classic microstock imagery does not provide enough financial returns anymore for his production costs, so he would focus more on lifestyle imagery. This kind of images is less “clean”, less generic and therefore sells less often. So his move to put those images on higher priced collections is understandable.
Good luck to Yuri for this move.