A Snapshot of Humanity: 30 Amazing Portrait Photographs

Portrait photography can be one of the most powerful and impactful forms of photography.  One only needs to remember the famous National Geographic photograph of an Afghan girl and the story behind that photograph to understand the power of portrait photography.  With use of selective color techniques, black and white photography, HDR and other photography techniques, photography has evolved so that the visual impact of a portrait photograph can be even moreso than ever before.

In this post, we’ve gathered up 30 amazing portrait photographs that offer a snapshot of humanity, from the high tech digital age to remote villages, and everywhere in between.  You’ll be moved and inspired by these incredible photographs.

Some other inspirational photography posts that you might want to read before going ahead with this post:-


Every Picture Tells A Story by Sandy Powers

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Cry by Oyvind Ganes Eknes

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One Old Man by Simona7659

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I’m a Clown by Jesus Guzman Moya

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Zoltan Huzsti

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Ice by Illya Rashap

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High Tech Child by Rick Langer

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Modern Gladiator by Jeroen Oosterhof

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Cabaret by Stephanie Toselli

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Fa(ce)mily by Thomas Krauss

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Devotion by Joey

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Stop Killing People by Surinder Singh

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Old Fans by Jack Kamaruddin

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Tina by Vedran Vidak

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The Age of Wisdom by Tomasito

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Painter by Bruno Schlumburger

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Hamar Woman, Ethiopia by Eric Lafforgue

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Silenced by LovetheLight

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Carbunari by Marius Grozea

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Old Lady by Sukanto Debnath

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Faked Geisha by manganite

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Breakdown by Jeroen Oosterhof

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D’arcy by Nick Wheeler

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A Strange New World by Chris

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Lonely by Andre Arment

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Flower by Daniel Otten

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Brothers by Deskounlmtd

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The Sailor Man by Ario Wibisono

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Keeping an Eye on Matters by Bolandrotor

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