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Is This Portrait the Most Representative Photograph of the Human Race?

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If you had to select one photograph to best represent the entire human race, which photograph would you choose? That’s a question encyclopedia editors must answer, and one that the Wikipedia community had to as well. The photograph above is what they have settled on (as of May 2013) for their article on “Human”.

It’s a portrait of a couple from northern Thailand’s Akha people group, indigenous hill tribe. The husband is carrying the stem of a banana-plant that will be fed to their family’s pigs.
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Representative Portraits of the Sydney, Australia Population

Apparently, these are the representative faces of the Sydney, Australia population as a whole. The Face of Sydney project shot portraits of thousands of Sydney residents, and the “averaged” the resulting photographs to produce the compacted photos seen above. The oldest participant was 93, and the youngest was only two weeks old.