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

15 perfect Instagram shots of London

by Paul K Porter

12 perfect Instagram shots of Hong Kong

by Kay Kulkarni

On guns, fear, and the people you meet in Northern Kenya

by Rachel Reed

Nevada through the lens: The stories behind 5 perfect images

by Kristen Bor

21 images that will make you want to travel to Milan, Italy

by Austin Sawhill

22 vibrant images from some of the world’s most colorful countries

by Carmen Huter

Arctic Change

by Nicholas Engelmann

15 perfect Instagram shots of Los Angeles

by Tommy Lundberg

9 must-have experiences on a trip to Quito

by Tyler Cave

Utah’s otherworldly Green River

by Jeromy Slaby

Why I brought my 3-year-old girl to see Mount Everest

by Stefen Chow

A photographic pilgrimage through Japan’s Kumano Kodo

by Katja Schilling-Bayley

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

28 amazing images from an Alaskan odyssey

by Alex Strohl

13 must-have experiences in Madrid

by Jorge @instayors

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

by Emma Thieme

Gauley River overnighter, the greatest trip in West Virginia

by Katie Ann Plick
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