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

Australia’s last true frontier: The Kimberley in 24 stunning photos

by Al Mackinnon

18 reasons you should NEVER take your kids to North Carolina

by Laura Bernhein

The backstory behind my most liked shots on Instagram

by Jack Morris

These photos of Ellis Island immigrants and today’s Syrian refugees will change your perception

by Kuang Keng Kue Ser

The truth behind my 9 most-liked Instagram shots

by Alyssa Ramos

Brazil’s worst environmental disaster, in pictures

by Alex Leff

16 kick-ass things to do besides skiing in wintry Colorado

by Brian Lewis

These images show why whitewater kayaking is the raddest sport.

by John Webster

16 of the most heartwarming Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

by Ailsa Ross

8 POV photos from the Canadian Rockies sure to fire up your inner explorer

by Dax Justin

16 unforgettable moments traveling around Turkey’s Black Sea region

by Michael Matti

14 things to do in the Florida Keys before you die

by Ian Wilson

How using retro-lenses can expand your photography

by Anders Lonnfeldt

80% of Europe’s wildlife habitat is at risk: Here’s what’s being done about it in Slovakia

by Jim O'Donnell

Guide to epic wildlife viewing along Utah’s Flaming Gorge-Uintas scenic byway

by Cathryn Hoyt

15 Dark Sky Festival images that make you want to head straight to Jasper

by Cassie Kos

These rescued circus lions are recovering nicely from a lifetime of abuse (PHOTOS)

by Simeon Tegel

This guy got blackout drunk — and booked an amazing trip

by Matt Hershberger
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