Entries by Matt-Maynard

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Island Man / Geographical

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 / Geographical

In May 2017 I travelled to the Panamanian jungle on the border with Columbia. My goal was to photograph and write a story about the opportunities for the area following the disarmament of FARC.   The Royal Geographical Society published the feature in their December 2017 issue. Click the downward arrow below, and scroll to the […]

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Thru hiking the Americas / Outside

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 […]