Entries by Matt-Maynard

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Island Man / RGS Geographical magazine

Before the time of celebrity culture, desert islands were places of wonder and personal discovery and spiritualism. Our cultural references are rich in the English language from Shakespeare’s The Tempest to Daniel Defoe’s writing of arguably the first ever novel, Robinson Crusoe. In April 2017 I was “shipwrecked,” on an islet in the Pearl Island […]

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Heart of Darién / RGS Geographical magazine

In April I travelled to the Panamanian jungle on the border. My goal was to photograph and write a story about the potential development opportunities in the area following the disarmament of FARC.   The Royal Geographical Society published the feature in their December 2017 issue. You can the start of the article below: The star fighters […]

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Thru hiking the Americas / Outside magazine

Holly Harrison is hiking from Patagonia to Alaska. I tried to help him out with logistics for crossing the Darién Gap, after my visit there earlier this year. Over several months I then interviewed him for Outside magazine, including comments from him mum and original Americas hiker, George Meegan. You can read the Outside magazine […]