The published book ‘Before They Pass Away’ is full of captivating epic portraits of some of the last surviving tribes on earth. The book is the landmark project of Jimmy Nelson. The British photographer’s epic portraits present these dignified inheritors of noble and age-old traditions in a proud spirit and in all their glory—a unique visual experience.
This exquisitely photographed showcase for world tribal culture is not only a joy to look at, but also an important historical record. This book reveals the wide variety of human experiences and cultural expressions across the ages.
Goroka in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Kalam in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Karo in the Omo Valley of Africa’s Great Rift Valley
Kazakh in Eastern Europe and northern parts of Central Asia
Ladakhi in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir
Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania
Huli in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Maori in New Zealand
Mursi in Ethiopia
Nenet in the Yamal peninsula
Tsaatan in the remote subarctic taiga of Mongolia