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MatadorU Students

The community of writing, photography, and filmmaking students at Matador's travel journalism education program, MatadorU.

  • Scott Hartman

    With over a year of my life spent in Varanasi, I’m a sucker for anything-Varanasi.

  • Maddie Gressel

    Great photo, and your website is amazing!

  • Nisa Maier

    Thanks you two :)

  • Sparrow in Space

    Every photo I see of India makes me think twice about my decision not to go there now. I just started traveling and I’ve never been out of Europe before. I think India will be too much to handle at this time. I will be going eventually though, a land that makes for so much beautiful pictures has to be visited.

People travel from distant lands to immerse the ashes of their kin in the sacred waters...
Come sunset, everyone heads to the hilltop to take in the 360-degree view.
Three friends set out on a journey to find adventure and mysticism in India and Nepal.
You wore a rim of mustard pollen around your nose.
There is a mad and incredibly photogenic atmosphere in the old town of Varanasi.
Fallen and worn by the Hoh River, it made the perfect spot for morning coffee.
I found one solitary, quiet moment to capture this lone camel herder.
Highlights include Udaipur, the 'Venice of the East' which houses the world's biggest...
A group of yogis-in-training take a break from sun salutations to whitewater raft the...
The amount of life in the crater was non-stop.
A real-world test of a budget-travel hypothesis.
In India there's a tradition that motivates people to roll from one end of the country to...