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 85 countries. While travelling the world, I realized that people are the most amazing part of it.

Three and a half 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. For almost a year I have been photographing indigenous people of Siberia and Mongolia.

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?

To find out, I was driving behind an SUV wheel alone, covering around 40,000 km and visited 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. Until now they remain largely unknown to the outside world.

You have probably seen already the first part of my photo portraits from Siberia. Here is the second. More to come.

More info: khimushin.com | Facebook | Instagram

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Even Little Girl

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Lisa Greene 1 year ago

Simply breath taking

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Sakha Young Woman

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Shruti Naik 1 year ago

wow she's beautiful!

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Dukha Woman

Dukha Woman

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Marie-Eve Barette 1 year ago

There is so much living showing on her face and hands... Wow!

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Even Young Woman

Even Young Woman

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UniversalMel 1 year ago

The fur is cool

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Ulchi Little Girl

Ulchi Little Girl

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ABCD 1 year ago

She's adorable <3

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Oroqen Young Man

Oroqen Young Man

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Shruti Naik 1 year ago

love the horns!

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Buryat Young Woman

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Shruti Naik 1 year ago

she looks regal!

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Uilta Girl

Uilta Girl

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Shruti Naik 1 year ago

she looks really sweet!

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Sakha Young Woman

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Dark Half 1 year ago

why is she covered?

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Yukagir Man

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I_AMAFACE 1 year ago

I like the chair. Looks so comfortable.

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Dolgan Young Woman

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Emily Rose 1 year ago

that embroidery is amazing! talented work!

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Evenki Reindeer Herder

Evenki Reindeer Herder

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Lisa Greene 1 year ago

Love these... i had a chance to meet some of the Sami people. The reindeer that they herd, use for food and clothing, and transportation are amazing animals. Their relationship with the reindeer and the environment is beautiful.

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Buryat Man

Buryat Man

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Lisa Greene 1 year ago

So regal

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Chukchi Girl

Chukchi Girl

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

She looks like a Princess... Stunning..

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Negidal Girl

Negidal Girl

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John Doe 1 year ago

Super cute!

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Evenki Woman

Evenki Woman

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Veronika Possek 1 year ago

She looks very happy, which is wonderful to see!

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Evenki Man

Evenki Man

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Beth Arriaga 1 year ago

Imagine the stories he could tell. The things he has seen...

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Udege Woman With Child

Udege Woman With Child

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Miss Cris 1 year ago

They are so so so cute !

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Tofalar Boy

Tofalar Boy

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Tracey Martens 1 year ago

What a cutie.

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Taz Woman

Taz Woman

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Ulrika Tück de Mantel 1 year ago

look at her hands. they tell of a life with a lot and hard work.

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Semeiskie Woman

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

These colours are absolutely beautiful.. So very vivid..Love them..

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Russkoustincy Woman

Russkoustincy Woman

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John Doe 1 year ago

She must've been a real beauty when she was young, actually she still is!

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Sakha Young Man

Sakha Young Man

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Shruti Naik 1 year ago

love the coat!

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Nivkh Man

Nivkh Man

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Lisa Greene 1 year ago

Love the color of his clothing

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Nanai Man

Nanai Man

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Aunt Messy 1 year ago

The embroidery reminds me of Metis designs on ceremonial clothing. Gorgeous.

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Nanai Boy

Nanai Boy

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John Doe 1 year ago

Little drummer boy!

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Ulchi Man

Ulchi Man

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Gottlob Frege 1 year ago

Is it a fish skin jacket ?

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Udege Man

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Sandra 1 year ago

So colorful...

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Even Man

Even Man

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Orochi Woman

Orochi Woman

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Tamara Syrkina 1 year ago

Только в вашем портретном ряду хорошо просматривается их различие ( при кажущемся неопытному глазу сходстве),великолепие праздничной одежды. Вы делаете это необычный цикл портретов( так и хочется сказать- картин) важный не только для нас, но и самих участников проекта.

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