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

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.”

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PhotographerAlexander Khimushin, creator of “The World In Faces” project, poses with children from Ethiopia.

“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

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/05/05/the-world-in-faces-project_n_9858288.html

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