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

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

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan

These photos of a lost Mongolian tribe are incredible

by Matt Hershberger

20 stunning images of living the #VanLife in Norway

by Theo Gove-Humphries and Bee Roper

12 images that show the grit and beauty of Myanmar

by Ryan Skelton

These images of a deserted Paris are haunting and otherworldly

by Genaro Bardy

What St. Patrick’s Day looks like in Dublin

by Scott Sporleder

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

by Brad Mitchell

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

by Juergen and Stella Freund

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

by Kamilia Lahrichi

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

How to take your first long exposure photo

by Paul Porter

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
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