Jimmy Nelson | Before they pass away

Jimmy Nelson | Before they pass away – The purity of humanity exists. It is there in the mountains, the ice fields, the jungle, along the rivers and in the valleys. Jimmy Nelson found the last tribesmen and observed them. He smiled and drank their mysterious brews before taking out his camera. He shared what real people share: vibrations, invisible but palpable. He adjusted his antenna to the same frequency as theirs. As trust grew, a shared understanding of the mission developed: the world must never forget the way things were.

There is a pure beauty in their goals and family ties, their belief in gods and nature, and their will to do the right thing in order to be taken care of when their time comes. Whether in Papua New Guinea or in Kazakhstan, in Ethiopia or in Siberia, tribes are the last resorts of natural authenticity.

Before they pass away -the BookAfter 3 years of traveling the world and capturing the beauty of over 30 remote tribes, Jimmy Nelson selected over 500 images to be featured in a luxurious special XXL size book.


More information about this project and his photographer Jimmy Nelson go to beforethey.com

Some more photos below.

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