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Meet Toledo’s Last Master Sword-Maker

Documentarian Ben Derico recently ventured from his home city of Chicago to a tiny, ancient corner of Spain. There, he met a fourth-generation master sword-maker named Mariano and shadowed the craftsman at his workshop...
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I Was Here: Untold Stories from Iran

When Assad Dadan told people he was going to Iran, one of the most common responses he received was to “stay safe.” Fueled by media narratives that paint the nation in broad, violent brushstrokes,...

Photographing the Streets of Hanoi

As anyone who has traveled to Vietnam will tell you, it is a place that is simply unforgettable. With its staggering natural scenery, friendly people, and rich culinary offerings influenced by a French and...

Trinidad: Cuba’s Historic Gem

“I hope there are more Trinidads out there. I’d like to find and wander through them all, to fall in love over and over again.” This was the thought floating in my head as...

Venice Under Fog: A Q&A With Photographer Matt Horspool

You know this city. We all do. The red-roofed buildings floating atop a labyrinth of canals. The commanding gondoliers guiding their boats across the glimmering waters. The arched bridges extending across every gap, connecting...
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Journey to the Little Kingdom Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Climate change is wreaking havoc on our planet. Yet, there remains a single country with a negative carbon footprint. Perched on the Himalayas’ eastern edge between two of the highest-polluting countries in the world,...
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The Realities of a Traveling Videographer: A Q&A with Dave Culligan

Dave Culligan is a filmmaker and entrepreneur based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over the last few years, he has shot and edited countless travel videos, started a production company, and journeyed around the world...
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Chasing Northern Lights: A Q&A with Alex Broadstock

When photographer Alex Broadstock arrived in Norway, he stepped off the plane wearing Teva sandals and shorts. Faced with the blisteringly cold Nordic weather, his friends thought he was crazy. But after a series...
A series of mountains during Golden Hour on the Pamir Highway.

A Pit Stop Along the Pamir Highway

Of all the travel destinations I’ve fallen in love with, the Pamir Highway caught me the most off guard. In the highlands of eastern Tajikistan, only one shabby road — the M41 — surges through...

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