I was completely blown away by these beautiful photographs of disappearing tribes and indigenous peoples from around the world. The striking series is called “Before They Pass Away” and are by photographer Jimmy Nelson. He spent nearly three years of his life tracking down 35 plus tribes to capture these breathtaking images.
Nelson explains his work:
“There is no sociology, no statistics. It’s how I see the world. I am aiming to document the variety and importance of what is left of indigenous culture. Yes, it’s idealistic. Indigenous peoples are usually portrayed as impoverished. But they have a wealth and a pride. It’s not only about material possessions. I shoot from a very personal, aesthetic point of view. Different people can interpret what they like.”
Wow. Just wow.
via Lost At E Minor