In his landmark project Before They Pass Away Jimmy Nelson captures the lives and
traditions of the last surviving tribes who have managed to preserve their traditional
ways and customs within our increasingly globalized world. 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.
This historic volume showcases tribal cultures around the world. With globalization,
these societies are to be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions.
They live in close harmony with nature, now a rarity in our modern era. Jimmy Nelson
not only presents us with stunning images of customs and artifacts, but also offers
insightful portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they—and we—hope
will be passed on to future generations in all its glory. Nelson’s large-plate field
camera captures every intricate detail and fi ne nuance for posterity. What’s more,
this splendid pageantry is set against a vivid backdrop of some of the world’s most
Text in English, German and French.
- XL size photobook
- This tribute to vibrant tribal cultures around the world is a must-have for any
lover of documentary photography