In a 200 year-old custom, the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar would give their daughters elaborate facial tattoos to ward off attacks from neighboring princes who would often try to kidnap girls to be concubines.
Inspiring photos: 25 mind blowing and powerful portraits from around the world
“ Photo of an old Samburu woman taken in the outskirts of Maralal in Northern Kenya. Asked about her about her age, all she could say was, that she was born in the year after the big drought. “But age doesn’t matter”, she says.
(by Matilde B.) The face made in response to the photographer telling him she was totally in love with his face. I’d have to agree with her. Old man, lines of life, a face that have lived, portrait, photo
Reclaim Peace by Etty Hillesum // Ultimately we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. The more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world
This picture really caught my attention because the photographer decided to do a close up shot, which showed all of the wrinkles and details in his face. I feel a very strong sense of unity when looking at this picture.