Photo Essays

We asked to see the world through your lens—and you showed us. Here are the winners and jurors’ picks of the 2019 AFAR Photo Awards presented by United MileagePlus.
How to see a new side of the oldest and most visited tourist attraction in the world? Travel with an archaeologist.
Azerbaijani photographer Rena Effendi first visited the country’s highest inhabited village in 2003. She’s been going back ever since.
On a quest to explore the remote archipelago, photographer Celeste Noche captured how the Faroese are adapting ancient traditions to a modern world.
A new book from photographer Eric Meola features powerful images of tornadoes, lightning, and severe weather phenomena taken over four decades of storm chasing trips—all of which began on a drive with Bruce Springsteen.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by somber updates on your newsfeed, add these accounts for serene imagery that’ll transport you around the world.
You finally have the time to organize photos from the abyss that is your phone—and maybe even preserve some of the travel relics you’ve collected from your wanderings. Here are four ways to make it happen.
Photographer Todd Antony captures images of the Aymara women who are defying stereotypes and taking to the mountaintops.
2019 AFAR Photo Awards
An award-winning photographer’s new book gives a rare glimpse at how emperor penguin colonies manage to thrive on the southernmost continent on Earth.
In partnership with United Airlines and LensCulture, this global photography competition opened the gateway for travel photographers to share their unique perspectives.
Acclaimed photographer Chris Burkard shares his tricks for shooting breathtaking images of natural landscapes, including those he captured while exploring a remote chain of volcanic islands in Alaska.
A professional travel photographer shares tips and etiquette for documenting local culture in a respectful way.
Find out how to capture the day’s most dramatic moments from Nikon photographer Flash Parker, who shares examples from his travels.
Much more goes into building a social media empire than picking the perfect filter. With never-ending workdays, an ever-changing industry landscape, and numerous trolls, it takes a lot more work, ingenuity, and perseverance than you thought.
AFAR Ambassador Dan Tom started using social media casually, but it ended up influencing his aesthetic beyond what he’d imagined.
Australia’s wandering daughter, @lucylaucht, returns home.
These tips are pretty much priceless.
Who won the beautiful ONA bag at the #afarhits100k Instameet?!
Go behind the scenes with photographer João Canziani
@storiesofiran illuminates a country that’s shrouded in mystery for most Americans.
These travel photographers need to be on your radar asap.