07/05/2016 2:54 AM AEST | Updated 30/11/2016 3:32 AM AEDT

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."

Alexander Khimushin
"The World In Faces" is a collection of photographs featuring people of diverse cultural backgrounds from around the globe.

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."

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