Traveler’s Photos Capture the Beautiful Diversity of Remote Cultures Around the World

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Oroqen girl in Inner Mongolia

Eight years ago, photographer Alexander Khimushin set off on an adventure around the globe—and he's been a permanent nomad ever since. This lifestyle has allowed him to see incredible sights while also teaching him a valuable lesson: people are the most amazing part of his travels. “Especially in those remote places, where culture and traditions are still alive,” he explains. “There are hundreds of unique ethnic minorities in the world.” But, due to forces like globalization, war, and discrimination, many of these groups are living on the fringe. “They are losing identity, language, traditions and, in some cases, facing total extinction,” Khimushin writes. This harrowing fact was the inspiration for his ambitious ongoing series called The World in Faces.

The premise of his portrait project is simple—to show the diversity of the world by taking pictures of people. “If we all realize how unique and amazing we, the people, are, we will care more about each other, [and] be more tolerant to people of another ethnicity, religion and culture,” Khimushin says. In the over two years that he’s developed this series, he’s taken hundreds of portraits. The straightforward shots include people young and old as they don dress, jewelry, and grooming styles that speak to their particular culture. This includes portraits of the Tofalar people—the smallest ethnic minority group in the world—as well as the Wakhis in Afghanistan. Khimushin recalls this group, specifically, as being “one of the most hospitable and peaceful people” despite the threat of the Taliban looming nearby.

Khimushin continues to travel and photograph people from the farthest corners of the world. Follow along with this journey on Facebook.

Alexander Khimushin shows the beauty of diversity in his ongoing series The World in Faces.

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Hamer tribe woman in South West Ethiopia

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Ixil Mayan girl in the Guatemalan highlands

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Wakhi woman in Afghanistan

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Daasanach girl in Africa

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Woman in the Wakhan Valley, Afghanistan

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Semeiskie Old Believer woman in Siberia

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Tofalar boy

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Man in the Bodi tribe

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Sahrawi (Morocco) man

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Wakhi boy in Afghanistan

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Boy in Samoa

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Shughnan girl in the Pamir Mountains

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Wakhi girl in Afghanistan

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Hamer tribe girl in South West Ethiopia

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Ladakhi woman in Nubra Valley

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Girl in the Mursi tribe

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Young Gelug Buddhist monk from the Diskit Monastery

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Mam Maya man from San Juan Atitan in Guatemala

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Tofalar girl

Photographer Captures the World in Faces to Showcase Beauty Across the Globe

Alexander Khimushin takes selfie in northern Ethiopia

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