Photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled to 44 countries and lived with 29 “secluded and visually unique” tribes in vastly remote areas to document their existence before it was too late. I highly encourage everyone to check out Nelson’s website to view more of his images because his work is truly amazing. Enjoy your holidays with your loved ones! Be safe, be merry, and let’s spread more love and positivity into this world.
“In 2009, I planned to become a guest of 31 secluded and visually unique tribes. 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.
Elegant and evocative portraits created with a 4×5 camera. The detail that is attained by using such large negatives would provide an extraordinary view into the emotional and spiritual lives of the last indigenous peoples of the world. At the same time, it would glorify their varying and unique cultural creativity with their painted faces, scarified bodies, jewellery, extravagant hairstyles and ritual language.”