After phenomenal success at UNESCO headquarters in Paris exhibition “The World In Faces” arrives to UN Geneva.
The writer personally offered a group of greater than 170 creative pictures of representatives of various peoples of the world, shot in genuine nationwide costumes in locations of residence.
Heiro, the Taimyr Track and Dance Ensemble of the Peoples of the North, an honoured Russian folk-art band, carried out in the course of the ceremony.
“Within the pictures from the undertaking “The World in Faces” I categorical my philosophy of life, which has been fashioned through the years of journey. It was via conferences with representatives of various nationalities, contact with their cultures, that I got here to know that every one of them – with an unbelievable ethnic variety – are individuals identical to you and me. They’re merely making an attempt to artificially divide us by borders and ideologies, ”explains Khimushin.
The exhibition is a good way to inform the world about indigenous peoples and draw consideration to their issues.
Most of the photograph portraits displayed on the exhibition had been taken with the Nornickel firm’s assist in Taimyr, dwelling to the Dolgans, Enets, Nenets, Evenks and Nganasans.
Nornickel commonly participates in tasks supposed to foster financial and social growth of Taimy’s indigenous communities. In 2020, Nornickel signed a cooperation settlement with organisations representing the pursuits of the indigenous communities of the North inhabiting the Taimyr Peninsula. Along with them, and based mostly on proposals from the chiefs of indigenous communities, a complete plan for the event of the peoples was developed for a complete of RUB 2 bn. The plan is designed for 5 years. The programme will run till 2024 and consists of assist for conventional actions, safety of the indigenous habitat, and financing of recent properties, hospitals, museums and so on.
“Nornickel has at all times interacted with the indigenous peoples of the Russian North in an environment of friendship and mutual help. This yr, the corporate’s relations with the indigenous peoples reached a brand new stage. Primarily based on the UN rules and targets of sustainable growth, we examine, with the involvement of main worldwide consultants and the scientific group, the socio-cultural specifics of indigenous life in Taimyr, and the traditions and historic reminiscence of the peoples residing within the area. This helps us make our assist to indigenous peoples extra focused and efficient. Cultural tasks and assist of conventional folklore and handicrafts are one of the crucial vital elements of our tasks”, mentioned Mikhail Kuznetsov, Nornickel’s Director of Federal and Regional Programmes.
The individuals in Khimushin’s portraits managed to protect their originality, traditions and former lifestyle. However it’s increasingly tough for them to do that – small peoples are quickly approaching full extinction, the languages and traditions of their ancestors are forgotten. “The world in Faces” reminds how vital it isn’t to allow them to disappear and not using a hint.
Khimushin grew to become the primary Russian photographer to have an exhibition on the UN headquarters in New York. Works from The World in Faces undertaking had been exhibited on the College of Lille in France, and for six months had been broadcast on the display of the world’s largest digital artwork heart in Bordeaux.
The photograph exhibition will run till December 10, 2021.