Wonderful photos of tribes around the world – “Before They Pass Away”
“A life in a concrete box with a hot water flowing from the faucet, a refrigerator full of food and a wireless internet that connects us with the rest of the world, it is a life that we can not imagine not even a single day,” said the people of Catan tribe. They move 5 to 10 times a year, build huts when the temperature is -40 and use deers for transportation, clothing and food. “Before They Pass Away” is a longtime project of the photographer Jimmy Nelson who gives us a unique opportunity to peek into the lives of 29 remote tribes slowly disappearing.
He spent two weeks with each of these tribes and met their traditions, rituals and participated in the show or their way of life through exceptional photos. The details of his photographs show the unique costumes, jewelry, how they regulate their hair and most important the cultural elements of each of the tribes.
According to Nelson’s mission is the world never forget these tribes and what where the things in the past: “Most of all I wanted to create ambient and aesthetic photographed document that will stand the test of time. Work which will be indispensable ethnographic record in this world that is rapidly changing. ”
Many of his photographs can be found in his monograph “Before they pass away” – Jimmy Nelson, and has announced that the documentary will show his journey in one of the most distant parts of the world.