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 world traveling, 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 series 'The World In Faces' that would celebrate the 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 travel photography shots all over the world. For almost a year I have been photographing indigenous people of Siberia and Mongolia.

An enormous region, almost double the size of Australia and 30% larger than the United States, Canada, or the whole of 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 the Siberian 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 the faces and traditions of various groups of indigenous people living there in my interesting photos. 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 portrait photography series from Siberia. Here is the second. More to come.

More info: khimushin.com | Facebook | Instagram

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Say_cheeeese
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3 years ago

монгол!

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UniversalMel
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3 years ago

Her eyes are so pretty

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Monica Jfk
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3 years ago

Reminds me of Gandalf, dunno why

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UniversalMel
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3 years ago

The fur is cool

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ABCD
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3 years ago

She's adorable <3

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judit vagnoni
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3 years ago

Beautiful foto!!

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Monica Jfk
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3 years ago

Amazing jewelry

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judit vagnoni
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3 years ago

Very nice

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Dark Half
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3 years ago

why is she covered?

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judit vagnoni
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3 years ago

"The time of wisdom."

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Emily Rose
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3 years ago

that embroidery is amazing! talented work!

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Stille20
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3 years ago

Fuzzy antlers!

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Lisa Greene
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3 years ago

So regal

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John Doe
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3 years ago

Ma lady!

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John Doe
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3 years ago

Super cute!

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Veronika Possek
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3 years ago

She looks very happy, which is wonderful to see!

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Beth Arriaga
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3 years ago

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

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rvmg
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3 years ago

I misread as "Under aged Woman"

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Tracey Martens
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3 years ago

What a cutie.

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Ulrika Tück de Mantel
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3 years ago

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

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Tamara Laney
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3 years ago

Love the amber necklaces. Never seen amber beads that big!

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Sarah Figini
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3 years ago

Those blue eyes!

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Lisa Greene
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3 years ago

The work that goes into their clothing as astonishing!

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Lisa Greene
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3 years ago

Love the color of his clothing

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Aunt Messy
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3 years ago

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

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John Doe
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3 years ago

Little drummer boy!

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Gottlob Frege
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3 years ago

Is it a fish skin jacket ?

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Sandra
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3 years ago

So colorful...

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Tamara Syrkina
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3 years 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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