Before They Pass Away

Before They Pass Away

After 3 years of travelling the world and capturing the beauty of over 30 remote tribes, photographer Jimmy Nelson has produced a new photo book called ‘Before They Pass Away’. The result is an astonishing visual feast and an incredibly important body of work.

“I wanted to witness their time-honoured traditions, join in their rituals and discover how the rest of the world is threatening to change their way of life forever. Most importantly, I wanted to create an ambitious aesthetic photographic document that would stand the test of time. A body of work that would be an irreplaceable ethnographic record of a fast disappearing world,” says Jimmy.

The Tibetan tribe
The Kazakh tribe
The Himba tribe
The Maori tribe
The Drokpa tribe
The Maori tribe
The Ladakhi tribe
Before They Pass Away is published by teNeues. You can also grab a copy of the book on Jimmy’s website. You can also check him out on Facebook.