Meeting people from different backgrounds and understanding that you're different and the same at the same time really broadens your horizons. Yet most of us can't travel to all the corners of the world. However, just because we can't shake hands with a person from a distant place doesn't mean we can't get introduced to them as well. Enter photographer Magdalena Bagrianow.

This UK-based Polish photographer has traveled to India with a camera in her hand and took quite a few portraits of the locals. And they're so powerful, you can almost feel the emotions the subjects were going through at the time. Many of the shots were taken in their usual surroundings as well, only strengthening the sense of sincerity.

Although India's population growth has been steadily decreasing since the beginning of the 1990s, the country still ranks as the second most inhabited. The 1,3 billion people that live there equate to about 17.5% of the total world population.

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Portrait of a beautiful Kalbelia gypsy named Suman, taken at Pushkar fair grounds

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Nthati 1 month ago

Her eyes are just everything. So beautiful.

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Portrait of a Sadhu, Hindu Holy man, taken in the streets of Pushkar

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Withnail 1 month ago

Such a beautiful, warm and kind face. Just lovely!

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Portrait of a cute gypsy boy, taken at the Pushkar fair grounds

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FortnitePlayerGirl 1 month ago

Those lively, dancing eyes. A treasure to behold!

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Beautiful Kalbelia girl with her baby sister. Portrait taken in the outskirts of Pushkar

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Withnail 1 month ago

Those eyes, staring straight into my soul. Beautiful!

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Beautiful Suman from Kalbelia caste, portrait taken at the annual fair in Pushkar

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madapult 1 month ago

I wish I was Indian and had beautiful eyes like that!! Those eyes are so beautiful it's unreal.

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Portrait of an old Rajasthani woman, taken in the streets of Pushkar

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Hisseefit 1 month ago

Her eyes are like looking into the depths of the ocean.

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Papu and Mamtu, mother and daughter from the Bhopa caste, both considered to be one of the most beautiful women in Rajasthan

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Aaron Kara 1 month ago

She looks like she can command the powers of nature

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Maya, gypsy girl from Bhopa caste

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♥ 王女 ♥ 1 month ago

Lovely jewelry.

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Portrait of a beautiful gypsy girl from the Kalbelia caste

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Cheethra 1 month ago (edited)

Some of the eyes in these photos looks as if they made from glass or marble

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Young gypsy girl from the Kalbelia caste

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Aud Wey 1 month ago

She is... beyond beautiful.

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Portrait of an old Rajasthani herder taken on the cold morning at the camel fair

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donghun's emo cactus 1 month ago

He looks as though he has many stories to tell.

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Portrait of a little Omani girl, taken in the Mutrah Souq

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FortnitePlayerGirl 1 month ago

So cute!!!

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Portrait of a little Rajasthani girl, taken in the streets of Pushkar

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ispeak catanese 1 month ago

She's a fiery little imp! All that fluffy hair and that smile! Her eyes look nearly burgundy.

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“FORGET YOUR TROUBLES AND DANCE” - Bob Marley. Sagina, beautiful girl from Kalbelia caste dancing at the Pushkar Fair grounds

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Momo Skarsgård 1 month ago

I am absolutely in love with this picture!

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Portrait of a Rajasthani camel trader, taken during annual Pushkar Fair

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madapult 1 month ago

Love his mustache!!

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Portrait of Suman, beautiful girl from Kalbelia caste, taken at the annual Pushkar Fair

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Janine B. 1 month ago

OMG, do they all have such stunningly beautiful eyes?

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Portrait of a Sadhu, Hindu holy man, taken in the streets of Pushkar

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Spindlemaker 1 month ago

He is very attractive... >.>

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Portrait of a gypsy girl from the Bhopa caste, taken in the outskirts of Pushkar

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FortnitePlayerGirl 1 month ago

The doggo is pretty, too!

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Portrait of a little Rajasthani boy, dressed as a Hindu God Lord Shiva. Photo was taken in the streets of Pushkar, where he was accepting money/offerings from the passing by locals and tourists. In the Hindu religion/culture offerings are considered to be a good luck.His mother was at his side all the time, watching over him. It’s custom for kids and adults to get dressed up as a Hindu Gods/Goddesses during religious festivals.

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Person2638 1 month ago

Aww, can't wait for him to meet his little Parvati ;)

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Green eyed gypsy named Mamtu from Bhopa caste

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donghun's emo cactus 1 month ago

I love the lighting on this one.

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Portrait of beautiful girl from the Kalbelia caste, taken at the Pushkar Fair grounds

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Momo Skarsgård 1 month ago

That look gives me life! Lol

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Taj Mahal on the foggy morning

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Chris Jones 1 month ago

Best photo.

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Portrait of a Rajasthani baby boy, taken at the Pushkar Fair grounds

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Rose the Cook 1 month ago

Such beautiful eyes, imagine what he will look like as an adult.

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Portrait of a Rajasthani camel trader

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electricblue 1 month ago

Love the mustache

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Portrait of a Sadhu, taken in the streets of Pushkar

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SMarriott 4 weeks ago

This mans face is captivating.. his high cheeks and golden eyes are mesmerizing

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Portrait of a Rajasthani boy with dead cobra on his neck. Photo taken at the Monkey Temple in Jaipur

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ispeak catanese 1 month ago

Um, apparel, toy, entrée? More background story please.

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A cross-dresser dressed up as a Hindu Goddess is offering his blessings in return of money from the tourists and local people

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Laura Ford-Everett 1 month ago

wow stunning colours and facial structure....Just beautiful

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Rajasthani herder amongst his camels at the Pushkar Fair

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FortnitePlayerGirl 1 month ago

The camels want to be in the photo, too!

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Portrait of a gypsy mother and her son, taken at the Pushkar fair grounds

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The dude 1 month ago

Life is hard in India. I don’t understand how the caste system still is allowed.

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Four sisters gathered at front of their family tent at the Pushkar fair grounds

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Joann Barry 4 weeks ago

Such a primitive condition they have to live in.

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