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

You don’t know a place until you know its people. Meet Myanmar in these 10 images.

by Ryan Skelton

A portrait of Yosemite’s free spirits

by Ibrahim Centindemir

Amazing photos show that Borneo’s “sea gypsies” are the happiest people on the planet

by Matt Hershberger

16 images that show just how insane the Holi festival in Utah can get

by Michael Bonocore

7 reasons kids need cameras

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan

Foodie paradise: Vancouver’s Granville Market

by Jett and Kathryn Britnell

These photos of a lost Mongolian tribe are incredible

by Matt Hershberger

These images of a deserted Paris are haunting and otherworldly

by Genaro Bardy

12 images that show the grit and beauty of Myanmar

by Ryan Skelton

What St. Patrick’s Day looks like in Dublin

by Scott Sporleder

From Lisbon to Lagos – why Portugal is the ultimate road trip

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan

Jaw-dropping aerial shots of Fiji’s Great Sea Reef

by Juergen and Stella Freund

14 images that show why I’m proud to live in the Pacific Northwest

by Brad Mitchell

Gaia Eco-village: the world’s most sustainable community (photos)

by Kamilia Lahrichi

20 stunning images of living the #VanLife in Norway

by Theo Gove-Humphries and Bee Roper

Stark and beautiful images of the Chihuahuan Desert

by Cathryn Hoyt

The ‘ghost Tube:’ Eerie photos of London’s abandoned underground

by Rory Moulton

Mesmerizing marine and terrestrial wildlife of the Galápagos [PICS]

by Karin-Marijke Vis
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