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Mattia Passarini Creates Powerful Portraits Of People Living in Remote Places

Mattia Passarini is a talented freelance portrait photographer from Italy, who based in China since 2006. He is focused in photographing the remote corners of the globe and the cultures that inhabit them. His passion in capturing disappearing cultures, ancient rituals, and everyday life leads him to travel to the most neglected countryside areas. Mattia’s works are exhibited in museums, galleries, and photography festivals around the world.

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Yali who live in the west papua Indonesia, is a major tribal group living in a very isoleted and inaccessible area of Jayawiijaya mountains east of Baliem Valley, which is also known as the Yalimo.

Diversity of cultures is the differences that exist between factors around the world. There are traditions and cultures that have survived for thousand of years and now, in just one generation everything can disappear. I feel lucky to be one of the people that can still see and experience these diversity.

More info: Mattia Passarini, Instagram, Facebook (h/t: photogrist)

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Dokpa child ready to celebrate his 12th birthday. Traditionally Drokpa people celebrate birthday every twelve years.

A 2016 winner of National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year award, the Italian-born photographer captures cultures and traditions through its people, travels to some of the most remote areas of our planet, and portrays a compelling contrast to the painting of an increasingly uniform world.

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Bambuti are one of several indigenous pygmy groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Bambuti are pygmy hunter-gatherers, and are one of the oldest indigenous people of the Congo region of Africa.

Mattia Passarini’s portraits are from China’s Sichuan, Yunnan, Pakistan’s Northern regios, India’s Chhatisgarh, Orissa, Gujarat, the Democratic Republic of Congo, from Baka and Bambuti Pygmies, Rabaris, Jats (notoriously difficult to photograph), Ahirs, the Ramnami, China’s Miao, Myanmar’s Dai and Muun, and Indonesia’s Mentawai.

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The Kalash are people residing in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

“My great passion for indigenous people and tribes as well as different ethnic groups leads me to travel to the most neglected Asiatic countryside areas and capture people’s traditions and culture before these disappear,” he says. “In recent years I have focused my research on their varieties, locations, habits and especially on their visible distinguishing features, which they express through body tattoo and body modifications.”

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Mentawai people live a semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle in the coastal and rainforest environments of the Siberut islands.

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Traditional Xuanjie (ཤོན་ཆས་) or Peacock costume from Kejia village in Burang county.

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Bambuti are one of several indigenous pygmy groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Bambuti are pygmy hunter-gatherers, and are one of the oldest indigenous people of the Congo region of Africa.

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The Kenyah people are an indigenous, Austronesian-speaking people of Borneo, living in the remote Baram.

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The Ibans are peoples located in Sarawak, Malaysia Ibans were renowned for practicing headhunting and tribal/territorial expansion, and had a fearsome reputation as a strong and successful warring tribe.

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The Apatani, are a tribal group of people living in the Ziro valley in the district of Arunachal Pradesh in north east of India.

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Ladakh has a population of about 260,000 which is a blend of many different ethnic groups, predominantly the Tibetans, Mons and the Dards.

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The Yi or Lolo people are an ethnic group in China, Vietnam, and Thailand. One of the 56th ethnic minority groups officially recognized by the People’s Republic of China.

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Yali who live in the west papua Indonesia, is a major tribal group living in a very isoleted and inaccessible area of Jayawiijaya mountains east of Baliem Valley, which is also known as the Yalimo.

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The Drokpa people are a group of Indo-European Indo-Iranian-speaking people predominantly found in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir, the community is also known as Brokpa, Dard and Shin.

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The Jats of Kutch are a cattle breeding nomadic Muslim community, found in the Kutch region of Gujarat in West India.

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The Kalash are people residing in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

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Korowai are tribe of south eastern Papua, Indonesian.

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The Yi or Lolo people are an ethnic group in China, Vietnam, and Thailand.

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Yali who live in the west papua Indonesia, is a major tribal group living in a very isoleted and inaccessible area of Jayawiijaya mountains east of Baliem Valley, which is also known as the Yalimo.

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Ladakh has a population of about 260,000 which is a blend of many different ethnic groups, predominantly the Tibetans, Mons and the Dards.

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The Yi or Lolo people are an ethnic group in China, Vietnam, and Thailand.

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Kinnaura tribal community has been considered to be one of the Scheduled tribes of the state of Himachal Pradseh as per the provision of the Constitution of India.

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The Yi or Lolo people are an ethnic group in China, Vietnam, and Thailand.

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Kinnaura tribal community has been considered to be one of the Scheduled tribes of the state of Himachal Pradseh as per the provision of the Constitution of India.

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Woman from the Long Horn Miao ethnic wears a ceremonial hairpiece, woven from her ancestors hair, over wooden horns.

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Long Horn Miao ethnic wears a ceremonial hairpiece, woven from her ancestors hair, over wooden horns.

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