Skip to content

These Beautiful Photos Show What Growing Up Around the World Looks Like

Italian photographer Massimo Bietti takes stunning portraits of kids and families the world over.

Jack Shepherd · 9 days ago

  • travel

All photos courtesy of Massimo Bietti via Instagram

Massimo Bietti is a photographer with a special gift for portraits of childhood and family life. Because he’s a world traveler, this means that he’s collected an absolutely gorgeous portfolio of pictures that show what growing up is like in different countries, from Ethiopia to Malaysia to India to Norway to Russia. His photos of kids at play or at rest in different countries are beautiful, joyful, and uplifting, and each one shows us something familiar — the simple joys of childhood — in a different part of the world. 

Here are a few of Bietti’s delightful portraits, and if you’d like to see more of his incredible work, you can follow him on Instagram.

Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Semporna, Malaysia

Papua New Guinea

Varanasi, India

Baldeo, India

Semporna, Malaysia

Terekeka, South Sudan

Kautokeino, Norway

Nandgaon, India

Barsana, India

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Yamal Peninsula, Russia

Baldeo, India

Kathmandu, Nepal

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Papua New Guinea

Semporna, Malaysia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Yamal Peninsula, Russia

Vrindavan, India

Cambodia

Yamal Peninsula, Russia

Semporna, Malaysia

Sundarban, Bangladesh

Don Det, Laos

Yamal Peninsula, Russia

Semporna, Malaysia

Yamal Peninsula, Russia

Don Daeng, Laos

Anjaneri, India

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Trimbakeshwar, India

Sapa, Vietnam

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Travel Camp brought to you by

With amazing family destinations anywhere you go, Florida is the perfect vacation state!