There’s something amazing about a good portrait photo – the stunning features of a human, the closeness and raw emotion of the subject in the image and an undeniably perfect composition makes you feel like you know the person as your friend. The power of a portrait is evident in these famous photography shots that have been compiled below.

The best photographers that have been chosen for this list have taken their portraits around the world without the help of a studio environment. The portrait photography, in this case, seems even more honest and candid, compared to staged pictures, as some of these people might be photographed for the first time in their life. The subjects of these pictures are indigenous people of small tribes from all around the globe and represent a photography branch of travel portraits. This kind of portrait photography is usually done during a trip abroad, documenting the unprivileged and real life, often highlighting the inequalities and social issues.

1. Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry is famous for his photo ‘Afghan girl,’ taken in a refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan. This photo was named the most recognized photo of National Geographic. His other less famous photos are really worth a look!

2. Lee Jeffries

His collection of black and white portraits of homeless people is unique and stunning. He depicts a glimpse of hope in the eyes of his subjects. Simply touching…

3. David Lazar

These are breath-taking photos taken in Brazil and Kenya. David Lazar is always in the pursuit of moments in life.

4. Joel Santos

The meaningful look of these portraits says it all. Joel Santos demonstrates the feeling of his subjects.

5. Rehahn

Rehahn is specially focused on photographing Vietnam, Rajasthan and Cuba. He is famous for catching the soul of his subjects. Rehahn is undoubtedly one of the best portrait photographers in the world.

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