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...
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...

Manang: A Story From Then and Now

The last time I was in Manang was 10 years ago. Although it was just a one-day visit, the Manang I remember was remarkably different from the bustling city I experienced this year. Just...
Grassy plains lead up to a sandy beach

A Journey to the Isle of Vlieland

In the Netherlands, we celebrate not just one day of Christmas, but two. This year, on the second day, I traveled to the isle of Vlieland, one of five beautiful islands in the north....
A desert tree shot

Exploring the Otherworldly Side of Botswana

Ask anyone who knows me and you’ll immediately be convinced of my fixation on exploring the whole of Africa. Each country has its own story to tell, and I’ve made it a point to...
Amusement park game booths shut down for the season

The Other Side of Coney Island

It was Helin Bereket’s first time in Coney Island. She hadn’t planned on visiting. It was late winter, after all, which meant it was off-season for the famous Brooklyn beachside amusement park. Still, Helin...

Photographing Tultepec’s Firework Festival

Emilio Espejel is an independent press photographer based in Mexico City. His work revolves around social issues such as migration and human rights, as well as subjects like travel and festivals. His photographs have...
Machu Picchu aerial view

Photo Collection: Inti Raymi, a Peruvian Tradition

This project has a special place in my life and career. In 2012, I moved to Cuzco, Peru, to document the city’s sun celebration, known as Inti Raymi. Despite being Peruvian, I had never been to...

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