Siberia: the Nenets are completely isolated reindeer herders, living with temperatures from minus 50°C in winter to 35°C in summer. By Jimmy Nelson in "Before they pass away"

Stunning Photographs of the World’s Last Indigenous Tribes

Siberia: the Nenets are completely isolated reindeer herders, living with temperatures from minus in winter to in summer. By Jimmy Nelson in "Before they pass away"

When the Maasai migrated from the Sudan in the 15th century, they attacked the tribes they met along the way and raided cattle. By the end of their journey, they had taken over almost all of the land in the Rift Valley. To be a Maasai is to be born into one of the last great warrior cultures.

Before they pass away

flopifou:   Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the...

Before they pass away - Jimmy Nelson “Weaving is an important part of traditional life in eastern Ladakh. The nomadic tribes of the Changpa rear longhaired goats and sheep, whose under-fleece is used for the famous Kashmiri Pashmina shawls.

Kazakh Eagle Hunters, Mongolia. | "Before they pass away" - Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.

Kazakh Eagle Hunters, Mongolia. | "Before they pass away" - Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.

Stunning Photographs of the World’s Last Indigenous Tribes | Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson

Stunning Photographs of the World’s Last Indigenous Tribes

Before They Pass Away - This historic volume showcases tribal cultures around the world. With globalization, these societies are to be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions.

Before They Pass by Jimmy Nelson | "...British photographer Jimmy Nelson decided to travel the world for three years, visiting 35 tribes in all five continents, to document their lives and customs before they disappear."

Photographer Jimmy Nelson’s Before They Pass Away project seeks to glorify native tribes in the hope that in honouring their culture, we might somehow preserve it.

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Through the lens: The world's dying tribal cultures

An estimated tribal people live in the Omo Valley in Ethiopia. The Karo are small in number with around living on the Omo River's eastern banks. Before a ceremony, they paint their bodies and faces with white chalk.

Samburu Tribe, Kenya - by Jimmy Nelson.  I have his book "Before They Pass Away" and it is fantastic!

Tribal beauty: Photographer gives snapshot of vanishing way of life

SAMBURU People - East Africa: "Africa is evolving the quickest in my opinion. It has lost the majority of its ethnicity and authenticity," Jimmy Nelson photographed 35 tribes all over the world for book "'Before They Pass Away"

On their annual migration of over a thousand kilometres, these people move huge herds of reindeer from summer pastures in the north to winter pastures just south of the Arctic Circle. The migration includes a 48km crossing of the frozen waters of the Ob River.

koffeetumbler: “ Photo Credit: Jimmy Nelson The Nenets people, right, of the Siberian arctic are a nomadic tribe of reindeer herders ”

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