Several years ago, people had the pleasure to lay eyes upon stunning photos published and made viral on the Internet, by Jimmy Nelson in his book “Before They Pass Away.”
In Jimmy Nelson’s book, he laid out photos of 30 native tribes across the planet who are vanishing. From Indonesia to Mongolia, Jimmy actually spent weeks of his life spending time with each tribe, to learn intricate details of their culture and honestly portray things from their perspective.
This year, in 2018 Nelson published his second major project, a work titled “Homage to Humanity.” To create it, he visited 34 indigenous cultures across 5 continents, also revisiting some of them from his previous journey.
His first book was merely a collection of photos (though there’s nothing “mere” about them), but this time the photographer expanded things and added maps, travel journals, personal interviews and local facts. He shifted the focus of his story.
“When I was 17, I started a journey and it’s still the journey that I’m on today,” Nelson said. “It’s about reconnecting and finding myself. I’ve dressed it and disguised it with photography and tribes and indigenous cultures, but ultimately it’s a very personal journey of wanting to feel and survive and be alive.”
In Nelson’s work, he explores the concept of revisiting and resolving our roots as humanity, and he believes that our perception of ourselves as people are shaped by the indigenous people in an important way.
In a few weeks, Jimmy Nelson is going to release a movie that features 1500 photographs, “all stitched together into one amazing journey across the cradle of human culture.”
These are some of the incredible photos he captured, which contain the more important information about these tribes, which most people weren’t even aware existed.
1. Yang Shuo Cormorants, of China
2. Samburu Tribe, of Kenya
3. Hakamou’i, Ua Pou, of the Marguesas Islands, French Polynesia
4. Mask Dancers, of Paro, Bhutan
5. Perak Women, Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India
6. Vaioa River, Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
7. Khoyor Tolgoi Hill, of Altan Tsogts County Bayan Ulgii Provence, Mongolia
8. Huli Wigmen, of Ambua Falls, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea
9. Ganges, of Haridwar, India
10. Tarangire, of the Rift Escarpment, Tanzania
11. Ni Vanuatu Men Rah Lava Island, of Torba Province Vanuatu Islands
12. Ndoto, of Mountain Range, Kenya
13. Likekaipia Tribe Ponowi Village, of the Jalibu Mountains, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea
14. Angge Village, of Upper Mustang Nepal
15. Paro Pass, of Bhutan
16. Miao Village, of Liu Pan Shui, Gui Zhou, China
17. Te Aroha Mikaka & Sky Bay Of Islands, of Haruru Falls, North Island, New Zealand
18. Uramana Clan, of Amuioan, Tufi, Papua New Guinea
19. Lake Argentino / Cerro Christal On Horizon Patagonia, Argentina
20. Mount Bosavi Waterfall, of Papua New Guinea
21. Korcho Village, of Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Source: Anon News