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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Dolgan Girl

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Jeremie Guerra 2 years ago

Wow! What a beautiful woman!

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Ulchi Woman

Ulchi Woman

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Agnes Jekyll 2 years ago

That coat she's wearing is incredible...i imagine its waterproof? So interesting how she's incorporated silks and cotton.

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Sakha Girl

Sakha Girl

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Maya Wołoszyn 2 years ago

Ice Princess

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Evenki Little Reindeer Herder

Evenki Little Reindeer Herder

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Jeremie Guerra 2 years ago

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

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Ulchi Girl

Ulchi Girl

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Agnes Jekyll 2 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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Evenki Elder

Evenki Elder

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Maya Wołoszyn 2 years ago

With Evenki pupper!

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Uilta Little Girl

Uilta Little Girl

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Kimberly Putney 2 years ago

What a cutie! Love the dimple. She looks like a happy child. Innocent and unburdened.

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Sakha Girl

Sakha Girl

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TC 2 years ago

You can see she's smiling

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Evenki Little Girl

Evenki Little Girl

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Brenda Girling 2 years ago

So beautiful

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Nivkhi Man

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Danielle Goedhart 2 years ago

Beautiful eyes..

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Soyot Girl

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Evenki Girl

Evenki Girl

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Alessia Facchin 2 years ago

beautiful

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Buryat Girl

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Brenda Girling 2 years ago

Wow just wow

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Buryat Shaman

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Self Self 2 years ago

This reminds me 10,000 B.C.

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Tazy Woman

Tazy Woman

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Genevieve Gates 2 years ago

Totally envy their clothes

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Ainu Young Man

Ainu Young Man

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Agnes Jekyll 2 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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Negidal Girl

Negidal Girl

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Galeanthropy2017 2 years ago

Beautiful.

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Oroqen Man

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Bob 2.0 2 years ago

That's a cool jacket!

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Evenki Mom With Baby

Evenki Mom With Baby

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Varsha Chrislin 2 years ago

The cradle!!

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Russkoustintsy Woman

Russkoustintsy Woman

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Nadine Lujan 2 years ago

Beautiful.

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Shenehen Buryat Girl

Shenehen Buryat Girl

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Agnes Jekyll 2 years ago

That hat!

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Chukcha Girl

Chukcha Girl

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Diana Crick 2 years ago

Is she wearing nail polish?

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Yukagir Girl

Yukagir Girl

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Galeanthropy2017 2 years ago

I love her smile

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Buryat Man

Buryat Man

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Terri Rowland 2 years ago

I'd love his coat, looks nice and warm

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Even Young Man

Even Young Man

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Kathleen Lovell 2 years ago

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

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Ulchi Young Man

Ulchi Young Man

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Yugan Talovich 2 years ago

Tough, ready to go conquer Europe again.

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Nanai Girl

Nanai Girl

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Ms. Understood 2 years ago

She's beautiful

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Udege Man

Udege Man

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Flavia Slag 2 years ago

He has been on many hunts to feed his family and perhaps the whole tribe.

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Semeyskie Woman

Semeyskie Woman

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Alessia Facchin 2 years ago

those bright colours are amazing...

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Tofalar Man

Tofalar Man

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Kathleen Lovell 2 years ago

Is he a Shaman?? He has a drum 🥁.

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Orochi Woman

Orochi Woman

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Terri Rowland 2 years ago

Are they small shells on the front of her dress?

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Udege Shaman

Udege Shaman

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Hikari 2 years ago

There's a happy face on her gown :)

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Tuvan Mongolian Man

Tuvan Mongolian Man

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Karen Nomura 2 years ago

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

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Yakut Shaman

Yakut Shaman

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Terri Rowland 2 years ago

The design of the eagle is incredible, what is it made from and how is it attached?

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Buryat Gelugpa Monk

Buryat Gelugpa Monk

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Pam S 2 years ago

These photos are phenomenal! Thank you so much for sharing!

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