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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Lister
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, beautiful. Ill bet the beading took a very long time

Agnes Jekyll
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing, look at her clothes! They are works of art. I'd love to hear what they mean.

Lisa Georgette
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this traditional attire? Beautiful beadwork! I didn't know other cultures created, what I believed to be native American, beadwork such as this.

Karen Chaddock
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She's got a beautifully decorated coat.

Cora Price
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing clothing and beadwork. What craftsmanship.

Sri Fong
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful girl in the equally beautiful traditional costume .

Sirpa Marianne Khalil Sinimaa
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I look at the dresses of these people, so nicely handcrafted...sometimes also very similar to the American Indians...

Millie Giovinazzo
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They have done beautiful need work ,that takes a lot of time and work 👍😃

Josh Derak
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like the woman in the Linus Tech Tips videos. https://youtu.be/UVEHYVMoy94?t=1m18s

Weim Central
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is an amazing resemblance to the Native American bead patterns you see in the Southwestern USA. I have a Navajo doll that has surprising similarities in the beads of her dress.

ConfusedPanda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

STUNNING - now this is true natural beauty

DancingToMyself
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder how old is she? I'm very bad at guessing people's age.

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Ulchi Woman

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Agnes Jekyll
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Evenki Little Reindeer Herder

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Jeremie Guerra
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ulchi Girl

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Agnes Jekyll
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Uilta Little Girl

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Kimberly Putney
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ainu Young Man

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Agnes Jekyll
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Oroqen Man

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Buryat Man

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Even Young Man

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Kathleen Lovell
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ulchi Young Man

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Udege Man

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Flavia Slag
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Semeyskie Woman

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Orochi Woman

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Udege Shaman

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Tuvan Mongolian Man

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Karen Nomura
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Yakut Shaman

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Terri Rowland
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Buryat Gelugpa Monk

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Pam S
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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