Alexander Khimushin packed his bags eight years ago and set off to meet as many of the world's incredible people as he could. He's never looked back...
Ixil Maya girl
The Ixil are a Maya people indigenous to Guatemala. They live principally in the Cuchumatanes mountains in the northern part of the department El Quiché. During the Guatemalan Civil War, the community was targeted as part of a genocide operation, forcing families to flee to the mountains for safety.
Bodi Tribe man
The Bodi are a pastoral tribe living on the plains in southwestern Ethiopia. They belong to the Mekan ethnic minority, which is split between the agricultural highlands and the pastoral lowlands.
Daasanach Tribe woman
You will find people belonging to the Daasanach ethnic group living in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan. The tribe is highly egalitarian in nature, whilst owning cattle is recognised as an important status symbol.
Hamar Tribe woman
The Hamar are an Omotic community inhabiting southwestern Ethiopia. Like the Daasanach, they place a high value on owning cattle and use them to initiate young boys into the clan.
Though considered one of the most developed countries in the world, Japan still holds on tightly to its traditions. "Despite the fact that Japan today is a very modern and developed country, Japanese people managed to keep their unique ancient culture alive," writes Khimushin. "It's not uncommon to see women wearing a traditional kimono on the streets of Japanese cities."