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

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

by Emily Nuchols

14 unbelievable photos that capture the chaos of storm chasing

by Elisabeth Brentano

The raddest campsites of Monument Valley

by Maddy Minnis

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

by Stefano Tomassetti

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

by Lina Collado

14 scenes you will only see in Montana

by Daniel Proctor

The truth behind my most liked travel shots on Instagram

by Shea Powell

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

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

A photographic journey through remote East Greenland

by Mads Pihl

Photo essay: Life and death in Varanasi

by Stefano Tomassetti

20 images that prove Greenland has the most inspiring landscapes on earth

by Elisabeth Beyer

Photo essay: Hiking the American Southwest

by Kat Carney
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