On the Road: Six New York Times Photographers

From the mouth of an active volcano to a desertous plain that one explorer called, ‘the sort of place one gets into in bad dreams,’ intrepid photographers show us what it’s like to be on the road around the globe.

"I wanted to do a road trip across this place where there seems to be more questions than answers." David Maurice Smith, photographer, for The New York Times Magazine
“I wanted to do a road trip across this place where there seems to be more questions than answers.” Nullarbor, Australia, photographer  David Maurice Smith, for The New York Times Magazine.

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there,” wrote Lewis Carroll.

Six New York Times photographers, some of whom I interviewed for The New York Times Magazine, were given the opportunity to get on the road in any destination of their choice.

From the beaches of Albania to the ruins of Peru, their destinations span the globe. They traveled by foot, boat, bicycle, camel and rented caravan in search of meaning, to take the temperature of a particular journey, and show us, and themselves, what can only be felt once you’re on it. Their essays can be seen in The New York Times Magazine’s issue, Voyages.

 

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