Photography: Jimmy Nelson's jaw-dropping photos of the world's rarest tribes
A bit like knighthoods or the word "devastating", The term "life's work" gets bandied about a bit casually for my liking. In this case, though, it is almost not big enough a term to describe just what Jimmy Nelson has been filling his time with. Travelling around the world armed with an enormous 4x5 camera (complete with a hood) he has trekked across dangerous lands in search for the world's least seen tribes.
INTERVIEW: Jimmy Nelson Photographs Vanishing Tribes in Before They Pass Away
Jimmy Nelson Photographs Vanishing Tribes in Before They Pass Away I've been fascinated by tribal cultures for over 20 years, ever since I interviewed my grandfather about our family history and learned we had American Indian blood on both sides. In the years since, I've traveled to indigenous communities in Dominica, South Africa, Tahiti, the Peruvian Amazon and numerous other destinations in an effort to learn from the tribal cultures there. So you can imagine how much photographer Jimmy…
Drokpa people in India - Beauty will save
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The Gauchos of Argentina and Ecuador
Nomadic and colourful horsemen and cowboys have wandered the prairies as early as the 1700s, when wild Cimarron cattle overpopulated the flatlands. In the 18th century, when leather was in high…