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

20 reasons you should NEVER take your kids to Mexico

by Laura Bernhein

17 of the coolest heritage sites in India

by Arun Bhat

15 images that prove Sun Valley is the most underrated town in America

by Tessa Sheehan

48 hours in Istanbul, in 25 images

by Scott Sporleder

18 reasons you should never visit Porto

by Ana Bulnes

A couple cycle toured through the Canadian Rockies pulling kayaks. This is the stunning landscape they found.

by Rachel Kristensen

11 places to visit in France before you die

by Morgane Croissant

11 ways to capture the beauty of everyday life with your camera

by Ingrid McQuivey

This photographer takes nude photos of “ordinary” women around the world. The effect? Self-love.

by Amanda Machado

32 things you have to do in Argentina before you die

by Analía Fabris

17 images that show why Canada’s Indigenous Culture Festival needs to be added to your festival list

by Andrea Rees

Camping in Argentina’s remote wilderness is unbelievable. These photos explain.

by Karin-Marijke Vis

11 images that prove Salt Lake City has the best skylines in the West

by Michael Bonocore

12 images that show how Canada’s First Nations culture is being preserved

by Andrea Rees

BC’s coast is 100% worth protecting. These 13 stunning images remind us why.

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan

10 amazing photos of the midnight sun around the world

by Morgane Croissant

This tiny colony in Argentina doesn’t believe in Spanish, tango, or soccer (PHOTOS)

by Kamilia Lahrichi

8 unbelievably clear underwater worlds in Hawaii

by Anianikū Chong
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