"I didn't start this project anticipating that I could stop the world from changing. I purely wanted to create a visual document that reminds us and generations to come of how beautiful the human world once was." - Jimmy Nelson

Photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled the world seeking out indigenous people whose tribes are rapidly vanishing, spending two weeks with each of the tribes. He becomes acquainted with their time-honoured traditions, joins in their rituals, and captures it all on film. He says:

"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."

From " Before They Pass Away." ...[Continue reading on Liberalamerica]