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 one generation everything can disappear.  I am an Italian photographer living in China. My great passion for indigenous people and tribes as well as different ethnic groups 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. This photo is a part of a more complex project called “Inked Faces”, started in 2011 which is focused in photographing all the asian tribes or ethnic group that used to tattoo their faces as identity of a group, religion or for what has been considered beauty.

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