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

How to photograph strangers when we travel

by Rodolfo Contreras

17 of the coolest heritage sites in India

by Arun Bhat

A photographic journey through the Torres del Paine, Patagonia

by Michael Marquand

To the end of the world in Sri Lanka

by Michael Turtle

17 incredible photos of the spirit of Burma

by Felice Willat

7 reasons winter sports enthusiasts need to experience Chamonix, France

by Petros Mitropolous

Exploring Morocco’s Pink City and Beyond

by Paul Sullivan

One day in Zanzibar

by Gregor Rohrig

Portraits of the proud and dignified elders of Jamaica

by Andrea Cauthen

On the trail of pumas in Patagonia

by James Kao

16 images of otherworldly Antarctica

by Tom Richardson

Daily life around monasteries in Burma

by Rom Srinivasan

Exploring the rock churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

by Darren Ornitz

A tribute to cold-water surfing

by Benita Hussain

16 images of Buenos Aires that show what happens when there’s no limit to street art

by Matt Fox-Tucker

The amazing flora and fauna of Ecuador’s Cloud Forest (PICS)

by Karin-Marijke Vis

12 ways to make the most of Big Sky, Montana

by Greta Alms

Humans of couchsurfing: The couchsurfing portrait project

by Dustin Cantrell
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