While I’m preparing the trip to Mexico and sorting out the Moscow archives, my Instagram discoveries continue. Today, I gathered some of the most interesting faces I’ve seen there lately.

Long time ago I have learnt that a portrait doesn’t need to show the face of the subject to show their story. Likewise, not all photographs containing faces are portraits – some of the ones gathered below are great street captures or social commentaries. Regardless of the genre, though, human faces remain some of the most entrancing subjects to photograph, and rightly so – doesn’t the empathy conveyed through images develop empathy in us?

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This image was captured by SPi member Alan Schaller @alan_schaller. #SPi_Animals is this week's brand new theme. We want to see your best street photography that features an animal. Tag them #SPi_Animals and follow @streetphotographyinternational for your chance to be featured. #SPiCollective #streetphotography #streetphoto #streetphotografy #streetphotografy_bw #streetphoto_bw #streetphoto_bnw #ig_streetphotography #ig_street #street_photography #streetphotographer #streetphotographers #street_photographer #streetphoto #streetphotos #leicacamera #leicamonochrom #magnumphotos #meistershots #instamagazine #killtheunderground #streetdreamsmag #fragmentmag #thecoolmagazine

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A lo largo de 2017, @EverydayLatinamerica y colectivos fotográficos de diferentes países unen sus fuerzas para seguir compartiendo el día a día de nuestra región. #colectivosEDLA (13/15) Colectivo Migrar Photo (@migrarphoto) de Chile. Dos policias montan guardia en el interior del cementerio de Tlacotalpan durante el día de los muertos. Veracruz, México Two armed policemen stand guard on the cemetery of Tlacotalpan, during the day of the dead. Veracruz, Mexico. Foto: Ibar Silva (@ibarsilva) Para conocer más sobre este proyecto y del colectivo sigue el enlace del perfil. #everydaylatinamerica #everydaymexico #Mexico #policemen #Mobilephotogtaphy #dailylife #dayofthedead #cemetery #veracruz

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Kham (38), Lao fisherman, watches at night with a large headlamp, on the beach of the Island of Don Tahim, on the Mekong River in Laos, near the border with Cambodia on January 16, 2017. That night Kham was afraid of attack of gunmen from the Cambodian side of the border, as we got warning from the locals, that such an attack may occur. Kham and his colleagues fish sometimes at night at the shores of this island. The number of fish in the Mekong decreases as a result of overfishing and building dams on the river. To feed his family Kham must sometimes go fishing in such dangerous places. Kham, laotański rybak czuwa w nocy z wielką czołówką na plaży wyspy Don Tahim na rzece Mekong w Laosie przy granicy z Kambodżą, 16.01.2017 r. Kham obawiał się tej nocy ataku uzbrojonych bandytów z kambodżańskiej strony granicy, jako że dostaliśmy od miejscowych ostrzeżenie, że taki atak może nastąpić. Kham wraz z kolegami łowi czasem w nocy u brzegów tej wyspy. Ilość ryb w Mekongu spada wskutek przełowienia i kolejnych stawianych na rzece tam. Kham aby wyżywić rodzinę musi czasem łowić w takich niebezpiecznych miejscach. #fisherman #night #portrait #fear #instamood #natgeopl #lumixambassador #lumix #lumixg80

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