Powerful Portraits from Around the World Show the Beauty in the Human Race

Portrait photography and photojournalism are two potentially intense and powerful art forms that don’t always get the recognition they deserve – here a few amazing photos from around the world…

Happy couple in Thailand

Image Credit: Sarawut Intarob

Little girl who survived 11 days in a Siberian Forest

Image Credit: HuffingtonPost.com

Little boy from Sao Paulo

Black Baby holding an Albino Baby

Image Credit: Mirror.co.uk

A 13-year-old Eagle Huntress in Mongolia

Image Credit: BBC.com

Unknown Solider on duty in South Vietnam, 1956

Image Credit: AP Photo/Horst Faas, File

Blind Albino students stand in a dorm at the Vivekananda Mission School in India

Image Credit: Brent Stirton

Shaolin Monks in training

Rwandan boy left scarred after being liberated from a death camp

Girl and Baobabs in Madagascar

Image Credit: National Geographic

A 106-year-old Armenian woman guards her home

Image Credit: Reddit

A Chinese Paramilitary Police recruits breaks into tears before shipping off for service

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Omayra trapped under the fallen debris of her house; she died just hours after this photo was taken

Image Credit: Wikipedia

Village Chief in Brazil

A malnourished mother and child at an emergency feeding center in Tahoua, Niger

Image Credit: India Times

Siberian family dinner

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A miner takes a break inside an unregulated coalmine in Sabinas, Mexico

Image Credit: The Guardian

The eyes that speak – a Muslim woman wearing a hijab

A Geisha in the Subway

A woman with Ambras Syndrome – in the middle ages, these people were called Werewolves

Image Credit: UK Daily Mail

Yezidi girl carries an assault rifle to protect her family from Terrorists

Image Credit: Metrography

Somayeh Mehri (29) and her daughter, Rana Afghanipour (3), give each other a kiss. After being disfigured in an acid attack, they say others don’t like to kiss them.

Image Credit: Ebrahim Noroozi

A boy rescues his sister from underneath the rubble of their home in Syria

Image Credit: Reuters

A heart surgeon after a 23-hour-long (and successful) heart transplant. His assistant sleeps in the corner.

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12-year-old Diego Frazão Torquato of Brazil plays the violin at his teacher’s funeral

Image Credit: Reddit

A little Guarani girl holds on tight to a dead rat.

Image Credit: Beija Flor

An Egyptian woman kisses a policeman that refused to fire on protesters.

Image Credit: Tolaire.com

The Migrant Mother – an iconic image of the Great Depression

Image Credit: Wikipedia

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