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

11 beautiful images that will make you want to go to Maine

by Emma Thieme

28 amazing images from an Alaskan odyssey

by Alex Strohl

13 must-have experiences in Madrid

by Jorge @instayors

I spent my 20s in South Korea and here’s what I learned

by Ben McKechnie

This is what farm life in the Russian taiga looks like

by Diana Serebrennikova

A photographic pilgrimage through Japan’s Kumano Kodo

by Katja Schilling-Bayley

Gauley River overnighter, the greatest trip in West Virginia

by Katie Ann Plick

10 reasons I’m proud to call Sioux Falls home

by Wes Eisenhauer

Astounding aerial photos reveal the product of human activity on our planet

by Blaze Nowara

12 images of Easter Island we can’t stop looking at

by Ben Adkison

I can feel Guatemala calling me back

by Arthur Wei

I can feel Colombia calling me back

by Troy Young

I can feel Namibia calling me back

by Katja Schilling-Bayley

We were warned not to travel around Haiti by motorcycle. We did it anyway.

by Maddy Minnis

I can feel Japan calling me back

by Ben McKechnie

6 things I wish I’d known before I sold all my belongings and moved into a van

by Alyssa Wyatt

14 unbelievable photos that capture the chaos of storm chasing

by Elisabeth Brentano

The raddest campsites of Monument Valley

by Maddy Minnis
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