20 October 2021 — 02 November 2021

The World in Faces

Council of Europe. Strasbourg.


Council of Europe, Strasbourg


Alexander Khimushin

Council of Europe presents ethnographic photographer Alexander Khimushin’s exhibition The World in Faces.

The World in Faces exhibition honors Peoples’ right to live in freedom, peace and security, with respect to their languages, cultural heritage and traditional knowledge systems. As you look at these photos you will see not only the individual, but the rich diversity of humanity.

Join us for the opening of the exhibition on Wednesday 20 October at 12 a.m. at Council of Europe.

Council of Europe

Alexander Khimushin with Marija Pejčinović Burić at the exhibition reception.

Marija Pejčinović Burić, the 14th Secretary General of the Council of Europe, opened The World in Faces exhibition at the Council of Europe.

“I thank you Mr. Khimushin for sharing your work with us here at the Council of Europe. I know that this is just part of your wider work on indigenous peoples that has attracted widespread media interest – and been displayed at the United Nations.”

“By giving us just a glimpse into their lives, Mr Khimushin, you remind us not only of the range of human experience, but also to keep in mind how much we don’t know about individuals and communities. And that we must have open minds, open hearts, and a willingness to learn. What is also striking about these pictures is the humanity they capture. All of the subjects look like they have a story to tell, and one that must be heard. They are charming, vibrant, enigmatic. Many of them sport infectious smiles and it is difficult not to mirror them back.”  –  Marija Pejčinović Burić

About the Artist

Alexander Khimushin

Alexander Khimushin is an intrepid ethno-photographer and global citizen, who has captivated audiences worldwide with his epic photo project, The World in Faces.

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