Over three years, photographer Jimmy Nelson travelled the world, ‘visiting more than 35 groups, tribes and people of indigenous cultures’ to create his incredible photo series, 'Before They Pass Away'.
The people of Ladakh are conservative and traditional, and their lifestyle is much the same as it was years ago. They have a rich folklore, remarkable for its songs and legends, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era.
ust 2500 Drokpas live in three small villages in the Dha-Hanu valley of Ladakh, a disputed territory between India and Pakisthan. Their exquisite and ornamental dress reflects their cultural exuberance and impressive appetite for decoration.
Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction
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"