Thursday, 1 June 2017

Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics)

Living in a concrete box with hot water pouring from the tap, a refrigerator cooling our food and wi-fi connecting us to the rest of the world, we can barely imagine a day in a life of, say, Tsaatan people. They move 5 to 10 times per year, building huts when the temperature is -40 and herding reindeer for transportation, clothing and food. “Before They Pass Away,” a long-term project by photographer Jimmy Nelson, gives us the unique opportunity to discover more than 30 secluded and slowly vanishing tribes from all over the world.

Spending 2 weeks in each tribe, Jimmy became acquainted with their time-honoured traditions, joined their rituals and captured it all in a very appealing way. His detailed photographs showcase unique jewellery, hairstyles and clothing, not to forget the surroundings and cultural elements most important to each tribe, like horses for Gauchos. According to Nelson, his mission was to assure that the world never forgets how things used to be: “Most importantly, I wanted to create an ambitious aesthetic photographic document that would stand the test of time. A body of work that would be an irreplaceable ethnographic record of a fast disappearing world.”



Kazakh, Mongolia






Himba, Namibia



Huli, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea




Asaro, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea



Kalam, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea



Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea





Chukchi, Russia






Maori, New Zealand







Gauchos, Argentina





Tsaatan, Mongolia




Samburu, Kenya





Rabari, India





Mursi, Ethiopia



Ladakhi, India



Vanuatu, Vanuatu Islands



Drokpa, India




Dassanech, Ethiopia



Karo, Ethiopia




Banna, Ethiopia



Dani, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea




Maasai, Tanzania



Nenets, Russia




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