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

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

by Amanda Machado

How to experience Tibet without the permit

by Jack Hickman

10 perfect Instagram shots of Paris

by Juan Jerez

12 perfect Instagram shots of New York City

by Jose Silva

18 images that capture the barren beauty of Greenland perfectly

by Jorgo Kokkinidis

15 perfect Instagram shots of Singapore

by Christine Peterson

17 immaculate photos that’ll make you want to plan your trip to Colombia NOW

by Ryan Skelton

9 beautiful images showing what the world looks like from the water

by Lisa Michele Burns

15 perfect Instagram shots of Los Angeles

by Tommy Lundberg

Arctic Change

by Nicholas Engelmann

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

12 perfect Instagram shots of Hong Kong

by Kay Kulkarni

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

9 must-have experiences on a trip to Quito

by Tyler Cave

Utah’s otherworldly Green River

by Jeromy Slaby

15 perfect Instagram shots of London

by Paul K Porter
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