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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Marie-Eve Barette
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

I like the chair. Looks so comfortable.

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Emily Rose
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that embroidery is amazing! talented work!

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Lisa Greene
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Denise Falkenstein
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is there any notice of how these garments are made? Think of thousands of hours preparations, then painstakingly sewing them together, and lastly, the embellishments. Just wow.

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Beth Arriaga
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ulrika Tück de Mantel
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Grazina Strolia
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I'm old, I want to dress like that: great ropes of amber around my neck, colors to wake the dead, and the jeweled crown to my own personal queendom. YAASS.

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John Doe
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Aunt Messy
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Tamara Syrkina
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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