Photo Essay

Matador’s photo essays include work by award-winning photographers who tell stories that evoke deep emotions about place and culture.

From moving essays on threatened regions and the daily struggle faced by native peoples around the world, to spectacular series on sports, food, and nightlife around the world, these shots examine people’s lives and cultures at ground level.

Photo Essay Articles

I can feel Japan calling me back

by Ben McKechnie
5

We were warned not to travel around Haiti by motorcycle. We did it anyway.

by Maddy Minnis
1

6 things I wish I’d known before I sold all my belongings and moved into a van

by Alyssa Wyatt

14 unbelievable photos that capture the chaos of storm chasing

by Elisabeth Brentano
1

The raddest campsites of Monument Valley

by Maddy Minnis
3

Rowing Lava Falls at 87: Martin Litton, and the conservation heroes of the Grand Canyon

by Emily Nuchols

We lived for a month on the border of uncontacted communites in the Peruvian Amazon. Here’s what we saw.

by Lina Collado
3

Malaysia’s Thaipusam festival. Warning: Some of these pics are gnarly.

by Stefano Tomassetti

14 scenes you will only see in Montana

by Daniel Proctor

The truth behind my most liked travel shots on Instagram

by Shea Powell
3

16 images of Buenos Aires that show what happens when there’s no limit to street art

by Matt Fox-Tucker

30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, this is what Pripyat, Ukraine looks like

by Morgane Croissant

I’ve lived in NYC for 15 years. These are my favorite viewpoints.

by Andrea Cauthen

11 aerial images that will give you a new perspective on Earth Day

by Benjamin Jordan

25 stunning images from the ultimate Jordan road trip

by Scott Sporleder
2

This photographer is racking up awards. Check how he only uses a point and shoot

by Anuar Patjane Floriuk

20 images of Petra that show just how incredible it is

by Scott Sporleder
5

A photographic journey through remote East Greenland

by Mads Pihl
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