PHOTOBOOK: JIMMY NELSON - BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY
"In his landmark project Before They Pass Away Jimmy Nelson captures the lives and traditions of the last surviving tribes who have managed to preserve their traditional ways and customs within our increasingly globalized world. This book reveals the wide variety of human experiences and cultural expressions across the ages.
This historic volume showcases tribal cultures around the world. With globalization, these societies are to be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions. They live in close harmony with nature, now a rarity in our modern era. Jimmy Nelson not only presents us with stunning images of customs and artifacts, but also offers insightful portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they—and we—hope will be passed on to future generations in all its glory.
Nelson’s large-plate field camera captures every intricate detail and fi ne nuance for posterity. What’s more, this splendid pageantry is set against a vivid backdrop of some of the world’s most pristine landscapes.” (+)
Find more information and pictures on the Before They Pass website, on Yatzer and FeatureShoot.
IMAGE INFO: #1: The Huli, Papua New Guinea / #2: The Dropka, India / #3: The Maori, New Zealand / #4: The Mursi, Ethiopia / #5: The Chukchi, Siberia / #6: The Huaorani, Ecuador / #7: The Kazaks, Mongolia / #8: The Himba, Namibia / #9: Book cover showing Masaai, Tanzania
» find more photobooks here «