Travel Photography

This Is What Your Trip To Iran Would Look Like

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It’s hard to imagine today, but back in the ’60s and ’70s, Iran was a widely visited country and an integral part of the “Hippie Trail”, which means your parents are much more likely to have seen Iran than you. Which is, of course, sad since Iran would likely be a major destination for travel […]

Luke In Kenya Part 2: Nairobi’s Kibera Slum [Photo Essay]

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Luke in Kenya: Part 2 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. Nairobi’s Kibera slum is Africa’s second largest. Most families subsist on less than $1 a day. Though present (and often highlighted by the media and […]

What Street Life Looks Like In Kabul Right Now

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ever wonder what it would look like if you were to, oh, pack up and head to Kabul, Afghanistan, i.e., the ultimate off-the-beaten-path-bet-you-haven’t-been-there city, for a week of R&R? Well, here’s your chance. In October, volunteer Anna Brones spent two weeks in Afghanistan with Mountain2Mountain, a non-profit focused on women in Afghanistan, where she chronicled what […]

National Geographic Announces 2012 Photo Contest Winners

Thursday, August 16, 2012

National Geographic announced the winner of its 2012 photo contest, with the winning image going to Cedric Houin’s above shot of a family’s hut in Kyrgyzstan, a richly colorful and intimate picture that actually says quite more than what one initially observes. As one of the judges, National Geographic contributing photographer Alexandra Avakian, notes, “The content […]

A Case For Travel Photography Before Digital Cameras

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The BBC recently featured a number of noted photographer Pablo Bartholomew’s stunning black-and-white pictures of Mumbai (then Bombay) from the ’70s and ’80s, a time long before steel barons and call center magnates began erecting tall glass homes and whole neighborhoods were transformed, making room for the country’s burgeoning middle class. A time also long […]

The Expeditioner’s “Music” Photo Contest Winner: Venice Violinist

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Music is a perfect example of transcendental beauty ripe for a photography contest. Ask people why music is important and you’ll likely be greeted with some pretty outstanding responses: It’s my sanctuary, it cleanses my soul, it’s a universal means of connectedness, music is an outlet for my heart and it’s the color palette that […]

Year In Review: The Expeditioner’s 2011 Travel Photography Contest Winners

Monday, January 2, 2012

As 2011 wrapped up, things got a bit nostalgic around here. One of our recurring posts — as you may have noticed springing up at the beginning of each month — is the winning photograph chosen from our travel photography group at Flickr. Besides being one of the most kick-ass photo groups on Flickr, it is […]

November Photo Contest Winner: Cusco’s Inti Raymi Festival

Friday, December 2, 2011

The world is ripe with parties and festivals, each with its own unique flavor of the local culture, cuisine, love and dance. This month’s photo contest, chosen from our Flickr group, was a celebration of travel through partying. Our winning shot comes from the Inti Raymi Festival in Cusco, Peru. This festival of the sun has […]

The Expeditioner’s October Travel Photography Contest Winner: South American Warmth

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What makes a place? Is it the food, the drink, the clothing? The winning shot from this past month’s Flickr photo contest suggests a definitive answer: people. Though culture can be defined by so many things, it is passed on and embodied by those within. Congratulations to Filippo Tafi and his wonderful shot of a […]

An Unforgettable Tour Through Southeast Asia [Photo Essay]

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 founder and friend of our site Stephen Bugno spent a good part of this year traveling through Southeast Asia as part of his nomadic wanderings. To try to encapsulate such a trip in 10 or 11 pictures would be futile, but I asked Stephen if I could share with our readers some of my […]

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