Cooperative of Photography


Before They Pass Away

14.08.2014

Photo: © Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV

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.

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The Tibetan tribe
© Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV
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The Kazakh tribe
© Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV
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The Himba tribe
© Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV
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The Maori tribe
© Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV
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The Drokpa tribe
© Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV
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The Maori tribe
© Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV
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The Ladakhi tribe
© Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV
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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


Written by Matthew Rycroft


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