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  • Yali Tribe, West Papua - Indonesia © Mattia Passarini
  • Drokba Tribe, Jammu - Kashmir, North India © Mattia Passarini
  • Iban tribe man in Sarawak - Malaysia © Mattia Passarini
  • Bambuti Pygmy - Democratic Republic of Congo © Mattia Passarini
  • Man during Kumbh Mela in Nashik - India © Mattia Passarini
  • Yi Ethnic group - The Yi or Lolo people are an ethnic group living in China, Vietnam, and Thailand. © Mattia Passarini
  • Konyak man smoking opium in Nagaland province - India © Mattia Passarini
  • Kinnaura Tribe - Himachal Pradseh state, India © Mattia Passarini
  • Sikh religious man - India © Mattia Passarini
  • Konyak tribe, district of Nagaland - India © Mattia Passarini
  • Kalash Tribe in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province - Pakistan © Mattia Passarini
  • Chief of Ramnami people in Chhattisgarh, India. Ramnami people tattoo the name of the lord “Ram” on their body. Their entire focus is on the name of Ram. © Mattia Passarini
  • Sadhu man during the Holy festival in Vrindavan - India © Mattia Passarini
  • Open ceremony of the Tibetan horse festival in Shiqu village - Qinghai province, China © Mattia Passarini


Mattia Passarini is an award winning Italian Photographer based in Beijing, China.

“Diversity of cultures is the differences that exist between factors around the world. There are traditions and cultures that have survived for thousand of years and now, in just one generation everything can disappear.

I feel lucky to be one of the people that can still see and experience these diversity. The diversity that leads me to travel to the most neglected Asiatic countryside areas and capture people’s traditions and culture before these disappear.

In recent years I have focused my research on their varieties, locations, habits and especially on their visible distinguishing features, which they express through body tattoo and body modifications.”

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