This book just floored me. What photos! What a photographer! I ordered a copy, and it ain’t cheap. I not only want the book, but want to support Jimmy Nelson. (Recommended by Rick Gordon.)
“Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has encountered and highlights each of the 35 tribes’ unique beauty.From Ethiopia and Nepal to Papua New Guinea and Siberia, Nelson exhibits a wide array of environments that these diverse tribes inhabit.The refreshing project goes beyond exhibiting humans across the globe, though, documenting their culturally rich lifestyles and appearances. Each community displays their own means of survival while retaining their distinct spirituality and exhibiting their diverse decorative adornments.
There is a very human appeal to viewing Nelson’s series. Though modern civilizations are equipped with technology and an abundance of unnecessary possessions, the photographer digs deep into the remote tribes of the world, finding something far greater than gadgets and gizmos—a sense of humanity.…”
And here! The photos are just gorgeous on Jimmy Nelson’s website here. If you don’t buy the book, you can look at tons of these wonderful images. Full screen, clear dazzling color. Sorry to go on, but it just knocked me out. Changed my day.