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

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

by Matt Fox-Tucker

Across the ravaged land

by Nick Brandt

12 ways to make the most of Big Sky, Montana

by Greta Alms

Humans of couchsurfing: The couchsurfing portrait project

by Dustin Cantrell

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

by Karin-Marijke Vis

Why British Columbia is the most Instagrammable place on the planet

by Mirae Campbell

7 epic long exposures from Greece

by Petros Mitropolous

24 hour photo mission: Tokyo

by Cassandra O'Leary

17 powerful portraits of Alaska’s bears

by Drew Hamilton

Sights and sounds of British Columbia’s wild west coast

by Carlo Alcos

A bitter taste of freedom for Syria’s Kurds

by Cengiz Yar Jr.

Northern Nicaragua’s top adventures, in photos

by Ben Adkison

14 images of the real Paraguay

by Karin-Marijke Vis

14 mesmerizing star trails and portraits of the night sky

by Ibrahim Centindemir

10 stunning portraits of Iceland’s waterscapes

by Sebastien Beun

People with no address: Meeting the nomads of Gujarat, India

by Emanuele e Romana Siracusa

An exploration of Bamiyan, Afghanistan by bike

by Shannon Galpin

On the trail of gorillas in Odzala National Park, Congo

by Sophie Smith
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