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Polish Photographer Traveled All Over India And Captured The Incredible Beauty Of The Local People

Meeting people from different backgrounds and realizing that you’re different and, yet, the same can broaden your horizons. Most of us, though, can’t travel to all the corners of the world. Still, just because we can’t shake hands with a person from a distant place does not mean we cannot get introduced to them as well. Enter photographer Magdalena Bagrianow.

This UK-based Polish photographer traveled to India with a camera in her hand and captured quite a few portraits of the locals. And they are so powerful, you can almost feel the feelings the subjects were going through at the time. Lots of the shots were taken in their usual surroundings as well, only strengthening the sense of sincerity.

Even though India’s population growth has been steadily decreasing since the early 1990s, the country still ranks as the world’s second most inhabited. The 1.3 billion people who live there equate to about 17.5 percent of the total world population.

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Portrait of a beautiful Kalbelia gypsy named Suman, taken at Pushkar fair grounds

Portrait of a Sadhu, Hindu Holy man, taken in the streets of Pushkar

Portrait of a cute gypsy boy, taken at the Pushkar fair grounds

Beautiful Kalbelia girl with her baby sister. Portrait taken in the outskirts of Pushkar

Beautiful Suman from Kalbelia caste, portrait taken at the annual fair in Pushkar

Portrait of an old Rajasthani woman, taken in the streets of Pushkar

Papu and Mamtu, mother and daughter from the Bhopa caste, both considered to be one of the most beautiful women in Rajasthan

Maya, gypsy girl from Bhopa caste

Portrait of a beautiful gypsy girl from the Kalbelia caste

Young gypsy girl from the Kalbelia caste

Portrait of an old Rajasthani herder taken on the cold morning at the camel fair

Portrait of a little Omani girl, taken in the Mutrah Souq

Portrait of a little Rajasthani girl, taken in the streets of Pushkar

“FORGET YOUR TROUBLES AND DANCE” – Bob Marley. Sagina, beautiful girl from Kalbelia caste dancing at the Pushkar Fair grounds

Portrait of a Rajasthani camel trader, taken during annual Pushkar Fair

Portrait of Suman, beautiful girl from Kalbelia caste, taken at the annual Pushkar Fair

Portrait of a Sadhu, Hindu holy man, taken in the streets of Pushkar

Portrait of a gypsy girl from the Bhopa caste, taken in the outskirts of Pushkar

Portrait of a little Rajasthani boy, dressed as a Hindu God Lord Shiva. Photo was taken in the streets of Pushkar, where he was accepting money/offerings from the passing by locals and tourists. In the Hindu religion/culture offerings are considered to be a good luck.His mother was at his side all the time, watching over him. It’s custom for kids and adults to get dressed up as a Hindu Gods/Goddesses during religious festivals.

Green eyed gypsy named Mamtu from Bhopa caste

Portrait of beautiful girl from the Kalbelia caste, taken at the Pushkar Fair grounds

Taj Mahal on the foggy morning

Portrait of a Rajasthani baby boy, taken at the Pushkar Fair grounds

Portrait of a Rajasthani camel trader

Portrait of a Sadhu, taken in the streets of Pushkar

Portrait of a Rajasthani boy with dead cobra on his neck. Photo taken at the Monkey Temple in Jaipur

A cross-dresser dressed up as a Hindu Goddess is offering his blessings in return of money from the tourists and local people

Rajasthani herder amongst his camels at the Pushkar Fair

Portrait of a gypsy mother and her son, taken at the Pushkar fair grounds

Four sisters gathered at front of their family tent at the Pushkar fair grounds

Source: Thinking Humanity