Atlas Gallery in London is currently showcasing Jimmy Nelson’s landmark project, Before They Pass Away – an evocative collection of photographs that documents the unseen lives and traditions of over 15 million people from the worlds last indigenous tribes.
“In 2009, I planned to become a guest of 31 secluded and visually unique tribes. I wanted to witness their time-honoured traditions, join in their rituals and discover how the rest of the world is threatening to change their way of life forever. 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.” Jimmy Nelson