Travel photography, as many sub-genres of art and photography are, is largely undefined and encompasses a wide range of people, locations, cultures, and ideas. The Photographic Society of America defines it as "an image that expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations."
Publications that regularly support and commission travel photography are National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and Food and Travel. If you find that a lot of the images resemble what you might just call a "cool" picture, or something you've taken yourself, you aren't necessarily incorrect. The line between amateur and professional in travel photography is much more blurred, allowing for a greater breadth and depth of image-makers in the field.
Enjoy The 25 Greatest Travel Photographers Right Now, and whether or not you're an enthusiast, make it an excuse to imagine an escape to a faraway land.
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