Portrait photography and photojournalism are two potentially intense and powerful art forms that don’t always get the recognition they deserve, so we thought we should show you some of the most powerful and diverse portraits of people around the world that we’ve ever seen.

Both the faces of the people in these photos and their contexts speak volumes about the people pictured and the worlds they live in. Some can be unimaginably and even horrifically different from ours, while other once-exotic worlds seem to grow closer and more interconnected with our own. Though they are only photos, looking into their eyes can still give us a feeling of connection.

51A street musician by Vladimir Zotov, Limassol, Cyprus

52Japanese Monk Praying for the Victims of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

53International students at Moscow State University, 1961

54Anok Yai by Craig McDean

55Lawyer and his assistant

56An old warrior, Ethiopia, photo by Izidor Gašperlin

57French Woman shot with a vintage lens

58Voldemar, a chimney sweep from Tallinn, Estonia

59A Ukrainian woman wearing a traditional bridal crown

60Aboriginal man, Tom Noytuna and his son, use a newly installed telephone for their first time at a remote outstation at Korlobidahdah, central Arnhem Land, Australia

61Young Mongolian girl with wolf hat

62Girls of China's Long-horn Miao tribe wear huge headdresses made from the hair of their deceased ancestors, Guizhou, China

63Henry Worsley, Retired British Army Officer who Attempted to Cross the Antarctic Solo in 2015 at the Age of 55

64Boy with a portable lemonade stand - Berlin

65Summer in Harlem, 1970

66A mother and her 3-year-old daughter, who was attacked with acid by their husband/father

67Sons of dead Iranian soldiers recreate the last photo of their fathers

68Alcoholic father with his son

69A woman at the Janadriyah Cultural Festival in Saudi Arabia

70Pearl and Allie on their front porch by R Michael Walker, Sadieville Kentucky, 1975

71Little girl plays banjo... little dog approves

72Photo of a girl during The Mayana Soora Thiruvizha festival

73A young child was using a rock as a camera

74 Australian Aboriginal Elder Playing the Didgeridoo 60,000 - 100,000-Year-Old Culture

75Skater Girls in Tehran


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