Ellie Cobb: Print Editor

Panorama’s vision goes far beyond “armchair travel” – it’s travel of the mind, of the spirit and the soul.

 

Amy Gigi Alexander: Editor-in-Chief

“Panorama has a dual purpose: to reconstruct literary travel writing and travel photography, one story and image at a time; and to be a publication that represents a modern, complex world.”

Matthew Webb: Director of Photography

“Travel photography has the opportunity to prick our senses, yet the opposite is more common. We will re-imagine the world by increasing the diversity in our images, as well as in the photographers who make them.”

Sophie Ibbotson: Managing Editor

“When you read intelligent travel writing, it opens your eyes to the issues which matter, beyond your immediate surroundings.”

Ru Freeman: Fiction Editor

“Good fiction is the art of travelling through time, space, events, and interiorities we may never have experienced.”

David Ishaya Osu: Poetry Editor

” I believe travel writing is for all of us. Because the world is for all of us. It is indeed a wonder to move, whether near or far.”

 

Madhushree Ghosh: Books Editor

“Travel writing is stories, lives, loves, and freedom—it is narrative, adventure, glorious explorations.”

Anne Louise Avery: Cartography Editor

“The most powerful travel writing is not so much the art of empirical description as that of the translation of the individual experience into the universal.”

 

Sarge Lacuesta: Nonfiction Editor

“When we travel, we make other places present. When we write about travelling, we make ourselves present.”

 

 

Richard Oduor Oduku: Nonfiction Editor

“Travel writing, for me, is to regain the freedom to see for myself, to drift beyond stifling prescriptions and escape the spectacle of prepackaged news about Africa.”

 

Jose Varghese: Nonfiction Editor

“Travel writing is a quest for an identity beyond restrictions in an ever changing cultural landscape.”

 

Leslie Hsu Oh: Outdoor Editor

“My Navajo name means journey to bring out gifts. That is my goal when I’m travelling.”

 

Robin Hemley: Immersion Essays Editor

“Travel is about ambiguity and contradiction, the inability to ever sort out your impressions completely. I see Panorama embracing the contradictions of travel.”

 

Bijan Omrani: Classics Editor

“Travel is about dispossession. It is about embracing loss. Embarking on travel is a spiritual act as much as anything, something that the most arresting travellers know.” 

 

Alden Jones: Contributing Editor

“The perspective of travel writing has been dominated by those in positions of cultural, gender, racial, and class privilege. Travel writing doesn’t have to be that way.”

 

 

Murzban Shroff: Contributing Editor

“Travel writing is all about people, places, and beyond: a world without boundaries. As in all forms of writing, it must aspire to wear the mantle of literature: bold, exploratory, sentient.”

Paula Lee: Wandering Editor

“Too many peoples and places get cropped out of travel narratives, leading to stories so homogenised they aren’t even aware they’re referencing each other instead of the fullness of being.”

 

Dato Magradze: Wandering Editor

“We travel in our adventure every day. It is almost impossible to place a line of the demarcation between the real journey and the imaginative one.”

 

 

Dharmendar Kanwar: Wandering Editor

“Travel writing makes you feel special and in control of how and what you discover – you take on multiple roles – part adventurer, part historian and part tourist guide.”

 

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor: Wandering Editor

“To travel is to sink within, to hear the heart beat, to know those other silences and what they say about life, about you, about dreams.”

 

Richard Thomas: Wandering Editor

“If you can’t get in a car, or hop on a plane, the next best thing is to expand your heart, mind, and soul through the eyes of others.”

 

Shivanee Ramlochan: Wandering Editor

“Everyone’s got a story to tell: from the mountain expeditioner to the woman who does your nails in a downtown salon. With Panorama, the destination is everywhere.”

 

Paul McVeigh: Wandering Editor

“Growing up in a Belfast ghetto during the Troubles, physical walls kept us in an open-air prison while poverty, politics and religion built mental ones. Travel was an idea. The idea was escape.”

 

TA Loeffler: Wandering Editor

“Travel writing weaves together adventure, metaphor, and the natural world into a universal tapestry of life lessons.”

 

Shehla Anjum: Contributing Writer

“Travel closes the gaps in our experience and opens our minds to endless possibilities, attainable and unattainable.”

 

 

Leah Kaminsky: Contributing Writer

“Trekking across boundaries of culture, time and place, a fine travel writer guides the reader to that most sacred of destinations – Empathy.”

 

Peter Wortsman: Contributing Writer

“On every journey… the strangeness of your surroundings inevitably rubs off, stirring memories of previous journeys, blurring the line between the foreign and the familiar.”

 

Martina Clark: Contributing Writer

“I write travel literature in the hope that it will help me make sense of who I am in the world as I discover a new piece of myself in each passage.”

 

Elan Grug Muse: Contributing Writer

“Travel writing is about all kinds of things. Sometimes it’s about you and your experience of the world; other times it’s about being a witness to someone or something else’s existence.”

 

Ishay Govender-Ypma: Contributing Writer

“Be it the elaborate suburban kitchens of the upwardly mobile, or the outdoor paint drums over wood fires, that’s where you’ll find me.”

 

Gary Budden: Contributing Writer

“You can call it psychogeography, or deep topography, or new nature writing. I like to call it landscape punk.”

 

Carin Clevidence: Contributing Writer

“All writing seems to me an act of salvage as well as creation. What draws me to travel writing is the desire to remember and make sense of places that affect me.”  

 

Heather Greenwood-Davis: Contributing Writer

“Not everyone can afford to experience the world and for much of the world it is a luxury, but travel writing allows us all to reap the reward.”

Eleni N. Gage: Contributing Writer

“Good travel writing leaves me feeling like I’ve gained a few words of a new vocabulary. And great travel writing makes me feel like I’ve caught a glimpse of someone else’s soul.”

 

Joelle Renstrom: Contributing Writer

“Travelling is inextricable from living, grieving, reading, teaching, and so many other things; not forcing the separation of these experiences increases their potency and poignancy.” 

 

Elizabeth Enslin: Contributing Writer

“In my travels and writing, I’m drawn to the local and everyday: family life, villages without tourist attractions, community organisations, backyard gardens.”

 

Pia Ghosh-Roy: Contributing Writer

“Travel is the education I chose for myself. Everything worth learning is out there in living, breathing demonstration.”

 

Bashir Sakhawarz: Contributing Writer

“With my poems I see better than I see with my eyes and feel deeper when I describe a country. I feel those countries with my heart.”

 

Lola Akinmade Åkerström: Contributing Writer and Photographer

“Travel means listening. Listening to a place … and trying to understand it as best as I can and respecting it in a way that personally links me to it.”

 

Ernest White II: Contributing Writer

“Travel writing is about relaying individual experience in a way that speaks to the greater human experience.”

 

Anja Mutic: Contributing Writer

“I lost the country I grew up in to a war. I left, a self-imposed exile. Perhaps paradoxically, travel writing has given me a sense of roots.”

 

Lori A. May: Contributing Writer

“Travel challenges my sense of self and pushes me to live outside my comfort zone. I enjoy the unpredictability of life on the road.”

 

Susan Harlan: Contributing Writer

“I like thinking about the material world of travel. I’m drawn to the objects that belong to a place and also to those that stand apart from it and narrate it, like souvenirs.” 

 

Valerie Piro: Contributing Writer

“Travelling and writing mean challenging perceptions. There is a stereotype that people with disabilities, particularly physical ones, never leave their homes. My response is to leave my home with a mission.”

 

Marie Baleo: Contributing Writer

“I have no hometown–I use travel writing to make sense of my attraction and love for places which do not necessarily want or recognise me.”

 

Marie Wiesner: Contributing Writer

“When you’re on the road you see so many things you didn’t expect: you meet people you never expected to meet, and experience moments so breathtaking that you know you’ll have to write about them.”

 

Arijit Sen: Contributing Writer

“We need new travellers, new writers, new readers, new narratives. It is crucial for Panorama to recognise all of them.”

Ola Nubi: Contributing Writer

“Writing is about rediscovery of the hidden places in yourself, others and your geographical space.”

 

Steven Law: Contributing Writer

“I’m a contemplative adventurer, and my travel writing is about the inner journey as well as the outdoor world.”

 

Kristin Winet: Contributing Writer

“Travel gave me the courage to write; feminism, the courage to look differently.”

 

Alison Singh Gee: Contributing Writer

“Panorama will take readers not only to astonishing external landscapes but through internal landscapes, moving from the visible to the invisible.”

 

Henry Lee: Contributing Writer

“Travel writing is both art and science: it’s a sensory palette from which an attachment of description to location inspires perceptions and idealisations.”

 

Annemarie Ní Churreáin: Contributing Writer

“Travel writing goes beyond borders, only some of which are geographical, allowing us to smuggle back all types of bounty in the form of words.”

 

Ky Delaney: Contributing Writer

Travel writing engages the world the same way my four-year old does: seeking connection with relentless curiosity.

 

Mariam Henna: Contributing Writer

“The writer’s mind that has found a muse in the traveller’s heart pursues a wild and bohemian path.”

 

Katrina Woznicki: Contributing Writer

Real travel narrative transcends the physical journey of being somewhere new and exciting, and shows you how we connect to our world.

 

Anis Ibrahim: Contributing Writer

Good travel writing goes beyond merely describing a place; it digs deep and tells you how the place transformed the writer, and what it means to her.

 

Jonathon Engels: Contributing Writer

“Travel writing at its best is the chronicling of a journey that resonates beyond the factual, engaging with the nuances that make all parts of the world simultaneously unique and united.”

 

Susan John: Contributing Writer

“Travel writing is displacing oneself with pen in hand, distilling five senses into one inky flow.

 

Noelle de la Paz: Contributing Writer

To write about travel is to confront the larger forces that shape or limit our movement across oceans, across borders, across town.

 

KLARXY: Contributing Illustrator

 “t’s not possible to see the whole world in my lifetime. But nevertheless, it’s possible to capture through my drawings as much as I can.”

 

Marta Munoz: Contributing Illustrator

“Art and travel writing can be tools that helps us to break down boundaries and ultimately find our truth.”

 

 

Gaurav Ogale: Contributing Illustrator

“People make places, their journeys illustrate the nature of a certain civilisation.”

 

Sophia Khan: Contributing Illustrator

“Art is about conveying not only the physical characteristics of a place, but also about aiming to bring forth an emotive experience of being within the local culture.”

 

 

Allen Shaw: Contributing Illustrator

“It’s really a privilege to be able to illustrate these tangible and sometimes intangible experiences.”