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

13 places in South America where you’ll be dwarfed by nature

by Karin-Marijke Vis

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

by Rory Moulton

How to take your first long exposure photo

by Paul Porter

Mesmerizing marine and terrestrial wildlife of the Galápagos [PICS]

by Karin-Marijke Vis

Stark and beautiful images of the Chihuahuan Desert

by Cathryn Hoyt

On the water with the world’s most grueling outrigger canoe race

by Shawn Parkin

Exploring the rock churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

by Darren Ornitz

A photographic journey through the Torres del Paine, Patagonia

by Michael Marquand

Daily life around monasteries in Burma

by Rom Srinivasan

On the trail of pumas in Patagonia

by James Kao

Portraits of the proud and dignified elders of Jamaica

by Andrea Cauthen

How to photograph strangers when we travel

by Rodolfo Contreras

7 reasons winter sports enthusiasts need to experience Chamonix, France

by Petros Mitropolous

To the end of the world in Sri Lanka

by Michael Turtle

17 incredible photos of the spirit of Burma

by Felice Willat

17 of the coolest heritage sites in India

by Arun Bhat

16 images of otherworldly Antarctica

by Tom Richardson

One day in Zanzibar

by Gregor Rohrig
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