After traveling 85 countries for 9 years in search of really knowing the world we live in, the Russian photographer Alexander Khimushin concluded that, however infinitely diverse, the most incredible thing the planet has to offer us is something that precisely he found everywhere: people. From this conclusion three and a half years ago was born the project “The World in Faces”, which aims to celebrate in photographs the diversity and beauty of the world through portraits of ordinary people.
After thousands of portraits all over the world, Alexander has been devoting himself to the indigenous population of Siberia and Mongolia for over a year – localities, according to him, where ancestral traditions and cultures remain alive. The journey to such more remote places is precisely with its search for the unknown. The photos here are from Siberian populations.