Amy Gigi Alexander: Editor-in-Chief

Mexico

“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.”

Sarge Lacuesta: Senior Editor

Philippines

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

 

 

Robin Hemley: Senior Editor

Singapore

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

 

Richard Oduor Oduku: Senior Editor

Kenya

“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.”

 

Faith Adiele: Senior Editor

USA

 

Paula Lee: Senior Editor

USA

“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.”

 

Matthew Webb: Director of Photography

Brazil

“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

England

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

Ellie Cobb: Print Editor

Australia

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

 

Chloe McAlpin: Assistant Print Editor

Japan

 

 

Richard Ali: Nonfiction Editor

Nigeria

“Travel writing is for me a spell that takes me to places with eyes anew, to see myself in spaces familiar and unfamiliar alike and, with Panorama, to bring these delights of my country and all Africa to the world.”

 

Ernest White II: Nonfiction Editor

USA

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

 

Anne Louise Avery: Cartography Editor

England

“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.”

 

Bijan Omrani: Classics Editor

England

“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.” 

 

Kyra Giorgi: Psychogeography Editor

 

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Jose Varghese: Influencer Editor

India

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

 

Kristin Vuković: Streetview Editor

USA

Travel writing opens our eyes to new worlds and connections we might not have otherwise made  with places, with others, or within ourselves  transforming us with the gift of an altered perspective.

 

Leah Kaminsky: Footsteps Editor

Australia

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

 

Martina Clark: Triptych Editor

USA

“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.”

 

David Ishaya Osu: Poetry Editor

Nigeria

“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.”

 

Devi Laskar: Assistant Poetry Editor

USA

“I’m thrilled to be a part of Panorama’s mission: to decolonize travel writing, to provide a platform to diverse voices, to engage with underrepresented cultures — and hear complex stories from an insider’s point-of-view.”

 

Leslie Hsu Oh: Outdoor Editor

USA

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

 

Molly Ellen Murray: Assistant Outdoor Editor

USA

“Exploring teaches us to discover and embrace the beauty, distinction, and otherness that is in every place – especially in our own homes.”

Ru Freeman: Fiction Editor

USA

“Good fiction is the art of travelling through time, space, events, and interiorities we may never have experienced, but must imagine into being and understand deeply.”

Vimi Bajaj: Assistant Fiction Editor

USA

“The best fiction surprises not only the reader but first and foremost the writer herself. Travel enhances this ability and takes me farther into the inner landscapes, knowledge of myself.”

Madhushree Ghosh: Gastronomy Editor

USA

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

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Murzban Shroff: Wandering Editor

India

“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.”

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor: Wandering Editor

Kenya

“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

USA

“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.”

 

Dato Magradze: Wandering Editor

Georgia

“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

India

“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.”

 

Paul McVeigh: Wandering Editor

Ireland

“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.”

 

Alden Jones: Wandering Editor

USA

“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.”

 

 

TA Loeffler: Wandering Editor

Canada

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

 

Dan Richards: Contributing Writer

Wales

“To be the big eye and big ear, to relate new scapes and tell wonderful stories — to do a place justice and share the experience, exuberance and joy of worlds unknown, to beckon on — that’s great travel writing to me.”

 

Nahida Esmail: Contributing Writer

Tanzania

 

 

Heather Greenwood-Davis: Contributing Writer

Canada

“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.”

Bashir Sakhawarz: Contributing Writer

Switzerland

“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.”

 

Shehla Anjum: Contributing Writer

USA

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

 

 

Elan Grug Muse: Contributing Writer

Wales

“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.”

 

Anja Mutic: Contributing Writer

Croatia

“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.”

 

Elizabeth Enslin: Contributing Writer

USA

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

 

Katrina Woznicki: Contributing Writer

USA

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

Indonesia

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.

 

Annemarie Ní Churreáin: Contributing Writer

Ireland

“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.”

 

Arijit Sen: Contributing Writer

India

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

Peter Wortsman: Contributing Writer

USA

“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.”

 

Pia Ghosh-Roy: Contributing Writer England “Travel is the education I chose for myself. Everything worth learning is out there in living, breathing demonstration.”  

Ishay Govender-Ypma: Contributing Writer

South Africa

“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.”

 

Joelle Renstrom: Contributing Writer

USA

“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.” 

 

Eleni N. Gage: Contributing Writer

USA

“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.”

 

Gary Budden: Contributing Writer

England

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

 

Lola Akinmade Åkerström: Contributing Writer and Photographer

Sweden

“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.”

 

Lori A. May: Contributing Writer

USA

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

 

Carin Clevidence: Contributing Writer

USA

“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.”  

 

Marie Baleo: Contributing Writer

France

“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.”

 

Steven Law: Contributing Writer

USA

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

 

Kristin Winet: Contributing Writer

USA

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

 

Susan John: Contributing Writer

USA

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

 

Ola Nubi: Contributing Writer

England

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

 

Valerie Piro: Contributing Writer

USA

“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.”

 

Jonathon Engels: Contributing Writer

Mexico

“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.”

 

Ky Delaney: Contributing Writer

USA

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

 

Marie Wiesner: Contributing Writer

Germany

“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.”

 

Noelle de la Paz: Contributing Writer

USA

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

 

Gaurav Ogale: Contributing Illustrator

India

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

 

Alison Singh Gee: Contributing Writer

USA

“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

Canada

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

 

Susan Harlan: Contributing Writer

USA

“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.” 

 

Sophia Khan: Contributing Illustrator

USA

“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.”

 

 

KLARXY: Contributing Illustrator

Croatia

 “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

England

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

 

 

Allen Shaw: Contributing Illustrator

Germany

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

Mariam Henna: Design Editor

India

“Panorama embodies these distinct and multi-layered narratives from around the world, much like a kaleidoscope, consciously reflecting a myriad of cultural, social and philosophical curiosities.”

 

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