Meeting people from different backgrounds and understanding that you're different and the same at the same time really broadens your horizons. Yet most of us can't travel to all the corners of the world. However, just because we can't shake hands with a person from a distant place doesn't mean we can't get introduced to them as well. Enter photographer Magdalena Bagrianow.
This UK-based Polish photographer has traveled to India with a camera in her hand and took quite a few portraits of the locals. And they're so powerful, you can almost feel the emotions the subjects were going through at the time. Many of the shots were taken in their usual surroundings as well, only strengthening the sense of sincerity.
Although India's population growth has been steadily decreasing since the beginning of the 1990s, the country still ranks as the second most inhabited. The 1,3 billion people that live there equate to about 17.5% of the total world population.
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Portrait of a beautiful Kalbelia gypsy named Suman, taken at Pushkar fair grounds
Her eyes are just everything. So beautiful.
Portrait of a Sadhu, Hindu Holy man, taken in the streets of Pushkar
Such a beautiful, warm and kind face. Just lovely!
Portrait of a cute gypsy boy, taken at the Pushkar fair grounds
Those lively, dancing eyes. A treasure to behold!
Beautiful Kalbelia girl with her baby sister. Portrait taken in the outskirts of Pushkar
Those eyes, staring straight into my soul. Beautiful!
Beautiful Suman from Kalbelia caste, portrait taken at the annual fair in Pushkar
I wish I was Indian and had beautiful eyes like that!! Those eyes are so beautiful it's unreal.
Portrait of a beautiful gypsy girl from the Kalbelia caste
Some of the eyes in these photos looks as if they made from glass or marble
Portrait of an old Rajasthani woman, taken in the streets of Pushkar
Her eyes are like looking into the depths of the ocean.
Maya, gypsy girl from Bhopa caste
i know everyones saying this but their eyes are sooooo prettttyyyy
Portrait of an old Rajasthani herder taken on the cold morning at the camel fair
He looks as though he has many stories to tell.
Portrait of a Rajasthani camel trader, taken during annual Pushkar Fair
Love his mustache!!
Papu and Mamtu, mother and daughter from the Bhopa caste, both considered to be one of the most beautiful women in Rajasthan
She looks like she can command the powers of nature
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.
Aww, can't wait for him to meet his little Parvati ;)
“FORGET YOUR TROUBLES AND DANCE” - Bob Marley. Sagina, beautiful girl from Kalbelia caste dancing at the Pushkar Fair grounds
I am absolutely in love with this picture!
Portrait of a little Omani girl, taken in the Mutrah Souq
Portrait of Suman, beautiful girl from Kalbelia caste, taken at the annual Pushkar Fair
OMG, do they all have such stunningly beautiful eyes?
Portrait of a gypsy girl from the Bhopa caste, taken in the outskirts of Pushkar
The doggo is pretty, too!
Young gypsy girl from the Kalbelia caste
She is... beyond beautiful.
Portrait of a little Rajasthani girl, taken in the streets of Pushkar
She's a fiery little imp! All that fluffy hair and that smile! Her eyes look nearly burgundy.
Portrait of a Sadhu, Hindu holy man, taken in the streets of Pushkar
He is very attractive... >.>
Green eyed gypsy named Mamtu from Bhopa caste
I love the lighting on this one.
Portrait of a Rajasthani camel trader
Love the mustache
Portrait of beautiful girl from the Kalbelia caste, taken at the Pushkar Fair grounds
That look gives me life! Lol
Portrait of a Rajasthani baby boy, taken at the Pushkar Fair grounds
Such beautiful eyes, imagine what he will look like as an adult.
Rajasthani herder amongst his camels at the Pushkar Fair
The camels want to be in the photo, too!
Taj Mahal on the foggy morning
A cross-dresser dressed up as a Hindu Goddess is offering his blessings in return of money from the tourists and local people
wow stunning colours and facial structure....Just beautiful
Portrait of a Rajasthani boy with dead cobra on his neck. Photo taken at the Monkey Temple in Jaipur
Um, apparel, toy, entrée? More background story please.
Portrait of a gypsy mother and her son, taken at the Pushkar fair grounds
Those are some working hands!
Four sisters gathered at front of their family tent at the Pushkar fair grounds
Wisdom and calm, so much going on beneath the surface.
Portrait of a Sadhu, taken in the streets of Pushkar