Kampala, Uganda (Federico Redin/Hoxton Mini Press)
Gallery Words : Team Wanderlust | 07 July 2019

9 portraits of humanity from Burkina Faso, North Korea and beyond

From father-daughter bonding in Barcelona to a Ugandan beauty salon, new book Portrait Of Humanity showcases striking differences between countries with portraits of the world's citizens...

(Fabian Muir/Hoxton Mini Press)

(Fabian Muir/Hoxton Mini Press)

These children live in an orphanage in Nampo, North Korea. They make me think not only of their own future but also of their country’s future.

I hope they will grow up in a North Korea that opens up and emerges from the time capsule within which it has been locked for well over half a century - Fabian Muir
(David Cantor/Hoxton Mini Press)

(David Cantor/Hoxton Mini Press)

Samy was raised in western France but towards adulthood he found it challenging to reconcile the conservatism of his home region with his own flamboyant nature.

Samy moved to London where he found the freedom to be himself - David Cantor
(Fiona Yaron-Field/Hoxton Press)

(Fiona Yaron-Field/Hoxton Press)

Born in 1906, Uncle Tim grew up in an old Jewish community in the north of England, and served in the British Army in India.

He lived through two world wars, saw communism rise and fall and witnessed the technological revolution, yet he appeared untouched and unmoved by change. Now, he lives in London.

He barely spoke but his silence filled my imagination with stories of the past. Pictured here with nieces Noa and Ophir - Fiona Yaron-Field
(Javier Caso/Hoxton Mini Press)

(Javier Caso/Hoxton Mini Press)

The artist and political activist Adrian Monzón, his wife Yordi and their daughter Sofía are a young Cuban family living in a little beach town a few miles away from Barcelona.

I had the opportunity to document a truly beautiful moment of love, happiness and connection between Adrian and Sofia - Javier Caso
(Patricia Gutiérrez/Hoxton Mini Press)

(Patricia Gutiérrez/Hoxton Mini Press)

Niyonshuti Daniel was five when he became an orphan. At 10, he was living on the streets of Kayoza, when he was taken in by the Streets Ahead Children’s Centre Association and began school.

At 26, Niyonshuti graduated from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Rwanda - Patricia Gutiérrez
(Federico Redin/Hoxton Mini Press)

(Federico Redin/Hoxton Mini Press)

A hairdresser works on the balcony of a commercial building while her clients relax. Competition for trading space in central Kampala, Uganda, is fierce - Federico Redin
(Iorgis Matyassy/Hoxton Mini Press)

(Iorgis Matyassy/Hoxton Mini Press)

Faso is a horseman and master of equestrian vaulting, from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

I was impressed by how easily he got the horse to lie down, as though the animal was a pet dog - Iorgis Matyassy
(Roland Błazejewski/Hoxton Mini Press)

(Roland Błazejewski/Hoxton Mini Press)

I met this couple in Berlin. We talked for a long time and the man repeated, ‘We are a family, we are together, we are strong’ over and over - Roland Błazejewski
(Giulia Frigieri/Hoxton Mini Press)

(Giulia Frigieri/Hoxton Mini Press)

Since 2013, Shahla Yasini has been challenging stereotypes of Middle Eastern women by pioneering the surfing scene in Ramin, southeast Iran.

She represents a new Iranian youth who are proud, courageous and ready to fight for their freedom - Giulia Frigieri

Portrait of Humanity is published by Hoxton Mini Press, and is available to purchase now.

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