This Photographer Immortalized The Indigenous Peoples Of Siberia In Powerful And Profound Shots.

Nowadays, any corner of our planet may seem familiar and somewhat “accessible,” but there are many places and populations that remain out of the limelight on a daily basis. We realize this whenever we come into contact with cultures, people, traditions, and scenarios that are distant and different from those we are used to seeing.

And it is precisely this diversity which makes the world in which we live so wonderful, and which can be a constant and precious source of enrichment. These are the assumptions that guide the wonderful work of many people who, day after day, attempt to document it. So has Alexandre Khimushin, a photographer who has traveled the world, visiting dozens of countries and striving to shine a light on slowly disappearing peoples and cultures. Are you ready to take a trip to the fascinating, cold, and remote lands of Siberia?


image credit: The World in Faces, Siberia

Khimushin is the author of The World in Faces project, an initiative which, through photography, wants to draw attention to all those ethnic minorities whose representatives, due to globalization and modernization, are less and less many.


image credit: The World in Faces, Siberia

Cultures, customs, and, above all, faces the shots of this photographer manage to communicate something fascinating to the viewer, bringing with them a truly unique message of tolerance and peace.


image credit: The World in Faces, Siberia

The photos you are looking at are from Siberia, where Khimushin literally immersed himself, traveling alone for months and covering thousands of miles in an effort to come into contact with the people who inhabit these “inaccessible” lands.


image credit: The World in Faces, Siberia

From Lake Baikal to the Sea of ​​Japan , Alexander visited places where women, men and children live who belong to less and less represented minorities, and who proudly honor their origins every day, in the face of climatic conditions for the least adverse.


image credit: The World in Faces, Siberia

Thus, among his pictures, we find the faces of those who live in the coldest regions of the world, like the Sakha, of whom Khimushin immortalized a girl in a typical wedding dress, with a mask.


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There are also breeders nomadic reindeer, children, and elderly of the Evenki tribe, a man Nivkhi and another original Tofa language. In the latter case, we are dealing with people who live in places so remote that during the winter season they can only be reached by helicopter.


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These are just a few examples of the dozens of populations that this talented photographer encountered during his travels. The World in Faces, Siberia, has indeed collected photos of people belonging to forty different ethnic groups, all from the Siberian region, and each threatened its survival.


image credit: The World in Faces, Siberia

Looking at their faces, smiles, and traditional clothing, one can’t help but be mesmerized, and it seems that each of them is there to tell us their story.


image credit: The World in Faces, Siberia

Khimushin’s work is commendable and has a wonderful meaning, which we hope will make everyone aware of seeing diversity as an opportunity for enrichment, in a world that can still surprise us in a genuine and real way.


image credit: The World in Faces, Siberia

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