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Poignant Photo Series Captures Rarely Seen Cultures Around The World
By John Yong, 18 Oct 2013
‘Before They Pass Away’ is a poignant and insightful photo series started by photographer Jimmy Nelson, in which he travels to isolated civilizations around the world to document their cultures and traditions.
Started over three years ago, Nelson has been to Ethiopia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Ecuador, India, New Zealand and many more, and has captured “30 unique and rarely seen tribes and their cultures”.
“I wanted to create an ambitious aesthetic photographic document that would stand the test of time,” Nelson said on his site. “A body of work that would be an irreplaceable ethnographic record of a fast disappearing world.”
“I didn’t start this project anticipating that I could stop the world from changing. I purely wanted to create a visual document that reminds us and generations to come of how beautiful the human world once was.”
‘Before They Pass Away’ is currently available in print and can be purchased from Amazon.
[via So Bad So Good, images via Before They Pass Away]
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