Hi! My name is Alexander Khimushin. Nine years ago I packed my backpack to see the world and have been globe-trotting ever since visited 84 countries. While travelling the world, I realized that people are the most amazing part of it.

Three years ago I came up with an idea of the photo project 'The World In Faces' that would celebrate beauty and diversity of the world through the portraits of ordinary people. Especially from those remote places, where culture and traditions are still alive. Since then I have taken thousands of portraits all over the world. Last six months I photographed indigenous people of Siberia.

An enormous region, almost a double size of Australia and 30% larger than the United States, Canada or the whole Europe. Siberia is one of the world’s last frontiers of the unknown. No doubt, everyone heard that it is very cold and sparsely populated, but what do we know about people living there?

During my half-a-year-long solo journey, I covered 25,000 km to visit many remote locations across Siberia: from lake Baikal shores to the coast of Japan sea, from endless steppes of Mongolia to the coldest place on Earth - Yakutia. All with only one mission - to capture faces and traditions of various groups of indigenous people living there. While some of the ethnic groups are dominant in their regions, many others are on the edge of disappearance, with a total population as low as only a hundred people left. They remain largely unknown to the outside world.

More info: khimushin.com | Facebook | Instagram

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Deny Pirlea
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3 years ago

She is so beautiful!

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Pammie Podlink
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3 years ago

Wisdom, dignity and a beautiful spirit.

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Solomia Voytkiv
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3 years ago

She's so beautiful!

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Daddy, daddy, I want a dog...wait no, a caribou! for my birthday :D

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

The cut aways on the cuffs of her sleeves are reversed--and it's like a kimono. Fascinating and beautiful. I wonder if she made it?

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TC
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3 years ago

Outfit accessory: AK-47, just in case...

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Bambipants5000
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3 years ago

oh my goodness

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TC
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3 years ago

You can see she's smiling

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Vera de Veyra
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3 years ago

😍

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Danielle Goedhart
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3 years ago

Beautiful eyes..

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Colleen Scott
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3 years ago

Beautiful!

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Alessia Facchin
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3 years ago

beautiful

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Brenda Girling
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3 years ago

Wow just wow

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

incredible!!!

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Manuela Blankinship
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3 years ago

My favorite so far! :-)

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

that robe is so gorgeous! What's the story behind it? the work is incredible--and the fabrics--are they made by the Ainu or traded?

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Galeanthropy2017
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3 years ago

Beautiful.

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Diana
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3 years ago

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No, i hate him

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Barry Nolan
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3 years ago

Serenity is this baba!!

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Nadine Lujan
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3 years ago

Beautiful.

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

That hat!

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Gabi Horvath
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3 years ago

Nice nails...

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Galeanthropy2017
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3 years ago

I love her smile

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Kathleen Lovell
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3 years ago

Can't wait to go back to work. Cheerful.

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Kathleen Lovell
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3 years ago

He's not sure about the photography thing but proud of his clothes totally matching.

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Kathleen Lovell
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3 years ago

Kind face.

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Ms. Understood
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3 years ago

She's beautiful

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Cathy Maylee
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3 years ago

Outstanding

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Cherry Ann
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why is there a white person here? i just knew now that there are also white siberian people.. thanks for the fact!

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Kathleen Lovell
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3 years ago

Is he a Shaman?? He has a drum 🥁.

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Kathleen Lovell
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3 years ago

Love the shells 🐚 !!

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Hikari
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3 years ago

There's a happy face on her gown :)

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Karen Nomura
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3 years ago

He has the hands of a hard working man, competing with the elements.

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Margarita Cisneros
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3 years ago

Danny Trejo?

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Alessia Facchin
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3 years ago

this is a stylish monk...look at this red dress how well is made, the details are so carefully sew...

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