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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 · 8 months ago

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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

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Semporna, Malaysia

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Papua New Guinea

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Varanasi, India

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Baldeo, India

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Semporna, Malaysia

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Terekeka, South Sudan

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Kautokeino, Norway

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Nandgaon, India

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Barsana, India

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Omo Valley, Ethiopia

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Yamal Peninsula, Russia

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Baldeo, India

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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Omo Valley, Ethiopia

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Papua New Guinea

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Semporna, Malaysia

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Sylhet, Bangladesh

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Yamal Peninsula, Russia

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Vrindavan, India

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Cambodia

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Yamal Peninsula, Russia

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Semporna, Malaysia

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Sundarban, Bangladesh

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Don Det, Laos

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Yamal Peninsula, Russia

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Semporna, Malaysia

Semporna, Malaysia

Yamal Peninsula, Russia

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Don Daeng, Laos

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Anjaneri, India

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Trimbakeshwar, India

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Sapa, Vietnam

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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