Diverse Faces of Siberia

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Alexander Khimushin just took a backpack and went to travel around the world. He has been to 84 countries and finally realized that the most interesting about new places are … people. Three years ago he launched the photo-project “The World in Faces” that would show the beauty and diversity of the world through portraits of ordinary people. Alexander ended his project in Siberia where he photographed indigenous peoples of the region.

Siberia is huge, it’s twice bigger than Australia, 30% bigger than the USA, Canada or all Europe. However, it’s cold and poorly populated. Alexander visited remoted corners of Siberia to find out what people inhabit those places. Some ethnic groups are on the verge of going extinct. 100 of them or even less. And the world knows nothing about them. The portraits made by Alexander in Siberia are presented in this post.

Diverse Faces of Siberia

Yakut woman who calls herself “Sakha”
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Evenk girl
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Ulich (self-naming “nani”)
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Ulich
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Even (these peoples were called Tungus until 1931)
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Orok girl (self-naming Ulta)
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Yakut
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Evenk
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Nivkh
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Buryat
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Soyot girl
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Evenk
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Negidal 
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Taz 
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Ainu
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Buryat shaman
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Shenehan Buryat
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Evenk with a baby
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Russkoust woman
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Chukchi 
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Orochon

Diverse Faces of Siberia

Nanaian
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Ulchi
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Buryat
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Even
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Orochan
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Yukaghir
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Semeiski woman
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Udege
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Udege
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Tofalar 
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Tuvinian
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Yakut shaman
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Dolgan
Diverse Faces of Siberia

Buryat monk of Gelugpa school

3 thoughts on “Diverse Faces of Siberia”

  1. Seeng all those persons makes me think that Russia is definitely the last colonial empire, Siberia being a colony. Otherwise, one could say that African are French (or English)…

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    • If this is your thinking, then Russia is not the last colonial empire, with the ethnic situation in Canada and American Alaska being the same.

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