This Photographer Is Making It His Mission To Document Faces Around The World

"Our diversity is not a reason to hate each other. Quite the opposite, we must admire and respect it."
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"The World In Faces" is a collection of photographs featuring people of diverse cultural backgrounds from around the globe.
"The World In Faces" is a collection of photographs featuring people of diverse cultural backgrounds from around the globe.
Alexander Khimushin

With more than 7.3 billion people and countless cultures and traditions, the world is a beautifully diverse place.

For Australia-based photographer Alexander Khimushin, capturing this beauty became an exciting challenge that has already led him to explore 84 nations in his lifetime, camera in hand.

An avid traveler, Khimushin spent the past two years venturing from country to country to shoot portraits of people he encountered for "The World In Faces," a photo project celebrating diverse cultures around the world.

"While on the road, I realized that people were the most interesting part of my travel experience; it is them that I have most unforgettable memories about," he told The WorldPost. "I was especially fascinated by people living in remote, off-the-beaten-path places, where traditional lifestyle and ancient culture remained untouched by the outside world."

Photographer Alexander Khimushin, creator of "The World In Faces" project, poses with children from Ethiopia.
Photographer Alexander Khimushin, creator of "The World In Faces" project, poses with children from Ethiopia.
Courtesy of Alexander Khimushin

"The idea is simple," he wrote on his website of the ongoing photo project. "I want to show diversity of the world we are all living in by taking portraits of its incredible people."

Khimushin believes that embracing cultural diversity will make the world a more tolerant and compassionate place. "Our diversity is not a reason to hate each other. Quite the opposite, we must admire and respect it," he said.

Check out some of his extraordinary photographs of men, women and children from around the world. To view more of Khimushin's work, visit the project on his website.

Ixil Maya girl
Alexander Khimushin
Nebaj, Ixil Triangle, Guatemala
Hamar Tribe woman
Alexander Khimushin
Turmi, Ethiopia
Mongolian Tuvan man
Alexander Khimushin
Tavan Bogt Mountains, Mongolian Altai region, Mongolia
Nyangatom tribe woman
Alexander Khimushin
Kangaten, Ethiopia
Meitei man
Alexander Khimushin
Moirang, Manipur State, North East India
Mursi Tribe girl
Alexander Khimushin
Mago Area, Omo, Ethiopia
Mam Maya man
Alexander Khimushin
Todos Santos Cuchumatan, Guatemala
Tsemay Tribe girl
Alexander Khimushin
Key Afer, Ethiopia
Daasanech Tribe woman
Alexander Khimushin
Omorate, Ethiopia
Afghanistan Wakhi woman
Alexander Khimushin
Sast, Wakhan Valley, Afghanistan
Ladakhi woman
Alexander Khimushin
Lamayuru, Ladakh, Hymalayas, India
Rajastani man
Alexander Khimushin
Jaisalmer, Rajastan, India
Karo Tribe woman
Alexander Khimushin
Korcho, Ethiopia
Afar woman
Alexander Khimushin
Afar region, North East Ethiopia
Japanese girl
Alexander Khimushin
Nara, Japan
Sahrawi man
Alexander Khimushin
Dakhla, Disputed territory of Western Sakhara
Samoan boy
Alexander Khimushin
Savaii Island, Samoa
K'iche' Maya man
Alexander Khimushin
Chichicastenango, Guatemala
Mauritanian girl
Alexander Khimushin
Nouadibou, Mauritania
Konso Tribe woman
Alexander Khimushin
Gesergyo, Konso woreda, Ethiopia
Tibetan man
Alexander Khimushin
Pangong Tso lake, Ladakh, India, disputed India-China border area
Somaliland man
Alexander Khimushin
Hargeisa, Self-declared Somaliland State
Shughnani girl
Alexander Khimushin
Korog, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous region, Tajikistan
Bodi Tribe man
Alexander Khimushin
Hana Mursi, Ethiopia
Buryat man
Alexander Khimushin
Ivolginsk, Buryatia, Russia
Kaqchikel Maya girl
Alexander Khimushin
Solola, Guatemala
Uzbek man
Alexander Khimushin
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Kyrgyz man
Alexander Khimushin
Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan
Djiboutian girl
Alexander Khimushin
Djibouti, Djibouti
Xhosa woman
Alexander Khimushin
Mgxotyeni, South Africa

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