As the world becomes more interconnected and globalized, more and more small indigenous groups all over the world are disappearing, assimilated into larger nearby cultures. Photographer Jimmy Nelson has set out to capture pictures of as many of these groups as he could manage to meet over a two-year period in his “Before They Pass Away” photo compilation. The result is a truly visually striking documentation of small tribal groups from around the world surrounded by the things that play an important role in their lives.
Huli, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Asaro, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Kalam, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Maori, New Zealand
Vanuatu, Vanuatu Islands
Dani, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
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