Jimmy Nelson – Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away

It is very difficult to post and like Jimmy Nelson without any criticism ..

 Does he really think he’s doing everyone a favor by reproducing the silenced images of people that are already written out of the history books, left alive in the grave of history and dominant knowledge?

I see his beautiful work quiet through his hypocritical lens: Why won’t he use his photojournalism to talk about WHY they are dropping from existence and how westerners making this photographer rich by gobbling up his thieving renditions offensively toted as “art” is part and parcel of the capitalistic framework that has indulged the colonizer’s weeping savior complex and made it possible for entire civilizations to disappear without notice in the first place?

Some information about his Project: Spending 2 weeks in each tribe, Jimmy became acquainted with their time-honored traditions, joined their rituals and captured it all in a very appealing way. His detailed photographs showcase unique jewelery, hairstyles and clothing, not to forget the surroundings and cultural elements most important to each tribe, like horses for Gauchos.

According to Nelson, his mission was to assure that the world never forgets how things used to be: “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.”

Asaro, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Asaro, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu, Vanuatu Islands
Vanuatu, Vanuatu Islands
Banna, Ethiopia
Banna, Ethiopia
Banna, Ethiopia2
Banna, Ethiopia part 2
Chukchi, Russia
Chukchi, Russia
Chukchi, Russia2
Chukchi, Russia2
Chukchi, Russia3
Chukchi, Russia3
Chukchi, Russia4
Chukchi, Russia4
Dani, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Dani, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Dani, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea2
Dani, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea2
Drokpa, India
Drokpa, India
Drokpa, India2
Drokpa, India2
Gauchos, Argentina
Gauchos, Argentina
Gauchos, Argentina2
Gauchos, Argentina2
Gauchos, Argentina3
Gauchos, Argentina
Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea2
Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea3

Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea4
Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Huli, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Huli, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Huli, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea2
Huli, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Kalam, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Kalam, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Ladakhi, India
Ladakhi, India
Maasai, Tanzania
Maasai, Tanzania
Maori, New Zealand
Maori, New Zealand
Maori, New Zealand2
Maori, New Zealand
Maori, New Zealand3
Maori, New Zealand
Maori, New Zealand4
Maori, New Zealand
Maori, New Zealand5
Maori, New Zealand
Maori, New Zealand6
Maori, New Zealand
Mursi, Ethiopia
Mursi, Ethiopia
Mursi, Ethiopia2
Mursi, Ethiopia
Nenets, Russia
Nenets, Russia
Nenets, Russia
Nenets, Russia
Nenets, Russia
Nenets, Russia
Huli, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Huli, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Samburu, Kenya
Samburu, Kenya
Samburu, Kenya
Samburu, Kenya
Samburu, Kenya
Samburu, Kenya
Kazakh, Mongolia
Kazakh, Mongolia
Kazakh, Mongolia
Kazakh, Mongolia
Kazakh, Mongolia
Kazakh, Mongolia
Kazakh, Mongolia
Kazakh, Mongolia
Himba, Namibia
Himba, Namibia
Himba, Namibia
Himba, Namibia
Himba, Namibia
Himba, Namibia
Ladakhi, India
Ladakhi, India
Munsiaty Penolepe
Half the Way down
Tsaatan, Mongolia
Tsaatan, Mongolia
Tsaatan, Mongolia
Tsaatan, Mongolia
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