The renowned photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled 44 countries to meet over 30 tribes around the world for 2 years.
He captured the picture of the disappearing tribal group in his travels using his 50 yr old traditional plate camera. According to Nelson it has changed his life ever since he started meeting the tribes. It is indeed considered as one of humanity's treasure to still meet people who have lived in a primitive style. The world is now evolving and we get used and rely on the technology that men has invented yet these tribes live harmoniously with nature and has very little connection with the rest of us living in the civilized world runned by paper money. God is indeed has reminders that everything we need is already provided for us in this earth. The way of life of this tribal group is enough evidence that Nature creates a big role as our divine providence. I hope that each of us will help save the world's precious cultural heritage.
Here is a message from Nelson
The complete photos created by Jimmy Nelson are collected in his book "Before they pass away" which is also limited XXL edition a must buy for everyone.
Check out some of the amazing Hollywood like selections of Jason Nelson's pictures down here!
DANI “If the hand does nothing, the mouth does not chew”
DASSANECH “A close friend can become a close enemy”
DROKPA “Boast during the day, be humble at night”
GAUCHOS “A Gaucho without a horse is only half a man”
HIMBA “Don’t start your farming with cattle, start it with people”
HULI “Knowledge is only rumour until it is in the muscle”
HUAORANI “As our ancestors live, so will we live; as our ancestors died, so will we die”
LADAKHI “The land is so harsh and the passes so numerous, that only the best of friends or the worst of enemies would visit you”
MAASIA “Lions can run faster than us, but we can run farther”
MURSI “It’s better to die than live without killing”
MUSTANG “The one who is guilty has the higher voice”
RABARI “It is morning whenever you wake up”
SAMBURU “A deaf ear meets with death, a listening ear with blessings”
TSATAAN “If there were no reindeer we would not exist”
YALI “If the hand does nothing, the mouth does not chew”